Filter simplifies DC installation - Router Forums
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,389
 
Default Filter simplifies DC installation

A few weeks ago, I bought two 2hp Harbor Freight dust collectors on sale (a steal at $187 each), and planned to use one in the garage, the other in a lean-to outside the shed that is my shop. Someone here suggested adding a Wynn filter to replace the cloth bag.

I called Mr. Wynn yesterday and he gave me a heads up, that their top of the line filter stops nearly 100 percent of fine dust from exiting the filter. So, I don't need to put up the lean-to. This is a really good thing because I don't have to do any construction, cut through walls, pass electrical outside, and it will keep cool air in during summer, warm in during winter.

I ordered the 35A274NANO Cartridge Kit which cost a little more than the HF unit. It filters to half a micron, blows clean with 60 psi air and has a metal jacket for ruggedness, and was even made to perfectly fit the HF unit and its clones. Website is http://wynnenv.com/.

Thought I'd share the info since I know a lot of you are as concerned about dust as I am.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 11:34 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 25,332
 
Default

why did you go so fine of a micron Tom???
after a couple of minuets of use a 2 micron filter cakes and behaves like a half micron..
remember to clean your filter after every few hours of use or your DC's efficiency will drop into the basement...
once the caking maxes out you be getting a lot of blow by...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Registered User
 
Oakwerks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Kurt
Posts: 347
 
Default

I have that same filter on my 2hp ShopFox....
It moves a lot more air than the old bag filter...
Cleaning is simple with a blow gun....
I did make a simple manometer to monitor it...
Sorry the pic is sideways... Don't know why.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	584.1 KB
ID:	221146  

Oakwerks is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,389
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
why did you go so fine of a micron Tom???
after a couple of minuets of use a 2 micron filter cakes and behaves like a half micron..
remember to clean your filter after every few hours of use or your DC's efficiency will drop into the basement...
once the caking maxes out you be getting a lot of blow by...

@Stick486 This filter has a couple of qualities, the fine filtration is just one. It is also very easily cleaned and passes almost zero fine particles back into the shop. I was going to set a coarser filter in a lean to behind the shop, but this makes it much simpler because I can keep it inside the shop.. Remember that I am a throat cancer survivor and really don't want to be inhaling the fine particles, for both cancer and clogged lungs.

And, I didn't have the information you posted. Thanks for the info on cleaning the filter frequently.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 06:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 753
 
Default

Did you have any problems with the install Tom?
billyjim is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,389
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billyjim View Post
Did you have any problems with the install Tom?
Easy assembly. Bought some bolts and locknuts for the casters. Filter hasn't arrived yet, due in a couple of days. I'm going to do with the cloth bag for the garage unit since I can roll it outside.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 07:44 AM
Registered User
 
Oakwerks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Kurt
Posts: 347
 
Default

I believe your installation will be the same as on my ShopFox ....
The filter comes with 3 clips, and takes only a few minutes to install..
billyjim and DesertRatTom like this.
Oakwerks is online now  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,389
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oakwerks View Post
I believe your installation will be the same as on my ShopFox ....
The filter comes with 3 clips, and takes only a few minutes to install..
@Oakwerks Thanks for the info. I decided to try the thing out in the shop, but it sucked up some chunks and a plastic wrapper and lost suction. I guess I'm going to have to keep the old drum hooked up.

Have you found a source of replacement bags? I found some 60 gallon heavy duty bags that have an adequate opening, but will have to make a short platform for it to sit on to avoid it blowing off. I don't want to have to empty the bag, I just want to toss it out. HF doesn't seem to have the 70 stock gallon bags available.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 06:26 PM
Registered User
 
hawkeye10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Don
Posts: 2,603
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
why did you go so fine of a micron Tom???
after a couple of minuets of use a 2 micron filter cakes and behaves like a half micron..
remember to clean your filter after every few hours of use or your DC's efficiency will drop into the basement...
once the caking maxes out you be getting a lot of blow by...
I have the 1.5 HP Grizzly DC. Does this mean I need to knock the dust down in the top bag? I have been only doing that when I replace my lower bag.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
hawkeye10 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 06:48 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 25,332
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkeye10 View Post
I have the 1.5 HP Grizzly DC. Does this mean I need to knock the dust down in the top bag? I have been only doing that when I replace my lower bag.
when the cake resticts the exhaust and the DC's efficiency drops...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small shop dust collection Barry747 Shop Safety 4 10-12-2015 12:04 PM
Do others do this (research)? > Dust Collection MAFoElffen Tools and Woodworking 61 08-27-2013 06:38 PM
Dust Collection in your shop Mark The Voting Booth 51 12-09-2012 11:07 PM
Air compressor water filter crquack Tools and Woodworking 33 05-29-2011 11:35 PM
Vacuum Filter Bags Mike The Bargain Bin 9 03-20-2009 12:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome