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Has anyone used anemometers for quantifying their DC airflow?
As has been pointed out previously, the more fast flowing air the better(?)...
I'm thinking maybe measure the airflow at the actual inlets...simply hold in front of the hose opening(s)? Won't give CFM but knowing the airspeed might be helpful?
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Was almost afraid to open this thread up,lol
Sorry Dan,curious but clueless on this subject
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Has anyone used anemometers for quantifying their DC airflow?
As has been pointed out previously, the more fast flowing air the better(?)...
I'm thinking maybe measure the airflow at the actual inlets...simply hold in front of the hose opening(s)? Won't give CFM but knowing the airspeed might be helpful?
go w/ a manometer instead...
measure static ...
consult chart...
be given CFM...

it will also tell you when you filters need servicing...

install a vacuum gage at the DC...
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Has anyone used anemometers for quantifying their DC airflow?
As has been pointed out previously, the more fast flowing air the better(?)...
I'm thinking maybe measure the airflow at the actual inlets...simply hold in front of the hose opening(s)? Won't give CFM but knowing the airspeed might be helpful?
Actually there is a conversion formula...don't ask me what it is I'd have to go look it up. (I subscribe to the Albert Einstein theory of memory... "never remember anything you can look up".)

My Hygienists used to have to do CFM measurements to certify our fume hoods, and we used them to measure max wind speed when we moved hardware outside of the plant.

Stick has the best solution...hail Stick... His solution is a lot cheaper then a GOOD quality meter.

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about 10/15 bucks...

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$15...now we're talkin'!
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So if you find an answer how will you know what it means and what are you prepared to do to the DC if you think it's lacking?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Charles; I think my objective is to have a baseline reading with everything clean and no obstructions. Something to indicate when efficiency has dropped significantly, and also to show when a particular collection port isn't doing the job. That's sort of why I got interested in the anemometer; I thought it might be a great diagnostic tool, but Stick says I'm out to lunch...well actually he said I was hogging the brewskis, but I knew what he meant.
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So if you find an answer how will you know what it means and what are you prepared to do to the DC if you think it's lacking?
Huh???

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Charles; I think my objective is to have a baseline reading with everything clean and no obstructions. Something to indicate when efficiency has dropped significantly, and also to show when a particular collection port isn't doing the job. That's sort of why I got interested in the anemometer; I thought it might be a great diagnostic tool, but Stick says I'm out to lunch...well actually he said I was hogging the brewskis, but I knew what he meant.
what's on the menu???
cat and moose hopefully...

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