My Delta 2 bag dust collector has been noticeably poor at picking up
dust lately. The ductwork was clean. I have a home made chip
separator but I checked the vanes and they were clean. Both bags were
clogged with dust. I beat them with no change in suction.
This morning while my bride was still asleep I took the bags off and
shook everything off that would shake off, brought them in and ran
them through the washer and the dryer. I believe in a variant of
"Don't Ask--Don't Tell". It is simply "Don't Ask, and she can't say no".
They came out like new with no damage to the appliances and the dust
collector works like a new one again.
are you saying you dodged her bullet or the bullet of spending money
on repairs for the collector
if you mean her bullet you should remain vigilant for a few more
they have ways of finding out you know
Invert bag inside out. under it is a propane torch gassing for a
second. Then insert with protection...danger... and poof the dirt is
blown out from the outside of the bag blowing it the way it came in.
Go much gas and you get to buy a new bag. Or your beloved needs to find
a new wood worker.
On 7/11/2016 4:29 PM, G. Ross wrote:
On Monday, July 11, 2016 at 4:29:16 PM UTC-5, G. Ross wrote:
I know not everyone can do it, but IF you can, duct your DC outside the sho
p and have it discharge in a small enclosure, with enough space at the bott
om to keep back pressure from cutting down on the CFM. Even having the pip
e shoot into a 39gal trash can, with a good 8-10 separation between the pip
e and the top of the trash can, will give you quite a bit of back pressure,
hence cutting down on the CFM
If I was out in the country I would just take the bags off and let it
go. But I have neighbors and keep the bags partly to keep the dust
down outside and partly to help muffle the sound. The whole unit is
outside the shop. I can't imagine having one inside with that whine.
The problem with venting outside that you'll suck out the good air
(heated or air conditioned) and it'll be replaced with the bad
(hot/humid or cold). I thought about putting the DC in a shed but
decided that it was a really bad idea. I do have it in the next room,
though it's still part of the shop.
Does yours actually whine? No doubt, but mine often runs constantly
between on and offs of the equipment. While not quiet it is quieter
than one of my Home Depot fans. And no whine.
What brand is yours?
Read the second word in my original post---Delta. I had a Jet when I
lived in Texas and gave it to my brother when we moved. He later
bought the Delta for me. They were identical as far as I could tell.
Mine is just annoying, nothing worse. It's certainly not going to kill
a neighbor! ;-)
It's annoying enough that I have an RF switch glue to a magnet that I
stick to the side of the table, so it's in easy reach. I don't shut it
off between cuts but I will if I have to change the setup.
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