Cyclone filter quick disconnect

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Project by Twodeuce posted 04-14-2015 02:01 PM 1777 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had a Cleavue Cvmax cyclone for around 3 years now. I like it except when the filters get too loaded up, the suction is horrible.
I have a 37” dual drum sander I use as a planer. This would be the culprit to loading up my filters.
I love my drum sander too much to get rid of it. The suggestion from Clearvue is to bang on it and blow air through it. Ok. That kind of works, but doesn’t really bring it back to a serviceable level of suction.
I needed to be able to quickly remove my filter stacks so I could take them outside and blow them out. That works awesome!
Wasn’t going to be able to do that with them stacked, screwed in placed and caulked to the outlet vent of the cyclone.
So I came up with what you see here.
The filters are caulked and screwed to mdf squares (flanges) top and bottom. This gives me something to “clamp” to. The 8” hose and cleanout box have 8 5/8” ID gaskets caulked to them. This provides a nice seal when the mdf flanges are clamped to them.
When I need to clean them out; I unscrew the tops and bottoms, take them outside and blow them out.
So far, it works a treat! Fingers crossed… :)
Hopefully this is a solution for some folks experiencing the same issue.

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#1 posted 04-14-2015 02:18 PM

Now THAT is a filtration system. Love those filters.

Great solution. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 04-14-2015 11:25 PM

I have a smaller system but my filters self clean, I installed a blast gate on each filter at the top and the bottom. Then tied the bottom of the filters back into the duct work on the suction side of the cyclone. I can close the blast gate at the top of a filter then open the blast gate at the bottom of the same filter. This reverses the flow through the filter. I usually tap on the filter with a rubber hammer while it is reversed. The cyclone removes 98% of the fine dust that got by the first time. The I do the other filter. I do this every few days. Do this often keeps the dust from pushing deep into the filter pleats. My filter pressure is the same as they were new and I have never had to do any other cleaning. Here is a link to the review I did on my DC with a drawing of the set up.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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