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Blog series by BillyJ updated 01-06-2012 05:40 PM 4 parts 18308 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: Getting started - day 1

07-30-2010 06:52 AM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

I finally finished the cabinet doors for my client, and at this moment my next job will not begin for another week or two. Thus, it’s time for me to turn my attention to the neglected shop. I mentioned that I had purchased probably the last Clear Vue dust collector from the previous owner, Ed Morgano, back in May. My first order of business – complete the dust collector room. I had already dedicated a place for the collector when I moved in, and roughed in the area. I knew I wa...

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Part 2: Motor is up, but not running yet

08-13-2010 02:42 AM by BillyJ | 13 comments »

There is a simple reason for the delay in this install – I don’t like to spend money on things I will not use. Yes, I will use the dust collector, but I had to convince myself that adding the vibration isolator brackets would be worth the investment in the long run. I changed a couple of things in the motor mount bracket. First, rather than using the MDF (not that it would have been bad), I made a plywood motor mount. If you haven’t visited Bill Pentz’s web page on ...

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Part 3: FINISHED - AT LAST!!!

01-02-2012 06:11 AM by BillyJ | 12 comments »

Please, no applause. Really. Ok, just a little. On December 31, 2011, at 8:45 PM, I fired up my Clear Vue dust collector. Granted, it worked. But the rather loud noise caused me to shut it down within seconds. After several successive attempts, it became very apparent the fan was flexing enough to hit the suspension nuts. But hey, it actually worked. So what did I do today – I fixed the problem. But wait, here are a few pictures of what brought me to this point. When I la...

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Part 4: Final thoughts on the installation

01-06-2012 05:40 PM by BillyJ | 10 comments »

As a qualifying opening statement, please read this post as my views, observations, and beliefs. They do not necessarily reflect “industry standards” or your experiences with dust collection, Clear Vue dust collectors, or any science related to dust collection. That being said, here are some observations of my installation of the Clear Vue 1800 DC. 1. If the instruction suggests, or others tell you something regarding the size, placement, type of, or anything else regarding the installa...

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