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I've modified my dust collector setup to improve performance and reduce
dust.

I ripped the thing appart, hung the motor upside down from the ceiling
joists and replaced the filter bag with a box and gas turbine filter
assembly.

This was done for fairly cheap using a standard 2hp, 220 volts dust
collector (King Professional).

You can have a look at it he

http://pages.videotron.ca/guizzmo/dustcollector.html


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Very nice set up, but one thing strikes me a odd. How come there's
not a bit of dust or scraps in the corners? Who actually comes and
cleans for you?

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(snip) How come there's
not a bit of dust or scraps in the corners? Who actually comes and
cleans for you?

LOL!!! When folks come over and see my shop they often ask if the DC is
broken or something. I have to tell them it works fine for the larger
machines but hand tools, powered and non, sure can make a pile of dust
in short order --dave


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Very nice set up, but one thing strikes me a odd. How come there's
not a bit of dust or scraps in the corners? Who actually comes and
cleans for you?

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Le Steak wrote:
I've modified my dust collector setup to improve performance and reduce
dust.

I ripped the thing appart, hung the motor upside down from the ceiling
joists and replaced the filter bag with a box and gas turbine filter
assembly.


How long have you been running it like that? On Bill Pentz' site he
discusses the cartridge filters on single-stage collectors. The basic
result was that they work for a while but then get clogged up and/or
damaged by debris and end up performing worse.

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Chris Friesen wrote:

How long have you been running it like that? On Bill Pentz' site he
discusses the cartridge filters on single-stage collectors. The basic
result was that they work for a while but then get clogged up and/or
damaged by debris and end up performing worse.


My Jet seems to do that, but the "flapper" does a noticeable job of
returning things to good order. A significant amount of debris falls
down into the bottom bag as I rotate the flapper handle.

My filter is ~ 15 months old, so I can't comment on how long it will last.


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I've ran that setup for about 5 full bags of dust.

This setup is actually based on some of the designs proposed on Bill Pentz
DC conversion page:
http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyc...Conversion.cfm

I use the same filter as he suggests (FARR 125154-005). The key to keeping
the filter clean is the piece of window screen that I've installed between
the seperator and filter. This keeps everything but the fine dust out of the
filter.

Fine dust does get in the filter pleats after some heavy use (especially
sanding and routing). It can easily be removed however by giving the filter
a few taps.


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