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New Thien Top Hat & Baffel & truck filters

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Project by Billp posted 01-30-2013 08:28 PM 2726 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Build a Thien Top Hat and placed a baffel in the bag area and added a plastic bag instead of cloth. I also added two donaldson filters they are truck filters. I got the Idea from Steve Kizerpea’s project and from Paul the The Shipwright. Like Steve I cut the top of one of the filters out and epoxyed the two together then wraped with duct tape. Paul I took your suggestion for attaching the bungee straps and it worked great. I have used it very little since installing but it seems to work great. Not one ounce of dust makes it way to the plastic bag and the noise level seems to be half of the old system I spent $57.00 Each for the filters. Thats a lot less the Wynn and mine are also Nano filters with a Merv 15 rating. I should have done this a long time ago.

-- Billp





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#1 posted 01-30-2013 08:33 PM

Neat. Good motivation.

That last picture is Awesome!

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 08:42 PM

It’s a Thien, not a Fien.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 08:44 PM

sorry typo

-- Billp

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 08:56 PM

There is a certain resemblance to the mythical sea monster known as the Kraken there Bill.
I wouldn’t turn my back on it. ;-)

Interesting how everyone comments on the reduction in noise when switching over to a canister.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 08:57 PM

What is the filter number? I have the HF DC and have been thinking about the Winn filters till I saw a similar post the other day about using truck filters.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 09:58 PM

ldl the part number is. P185069-016-546

-- Billp

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 10:04 PM

Thanks—maybe now I’ll get motivated to do this project. Nice job and great suggestion on the truck filters.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 11:27 PM

Great upgrade Bill, AND with instant paybacks: noise reduction and better dust control. At first though you’ll probably see an increase in your electric bill. . . just because you’ll turn it on just to revel in the efficiency. And I think Paul is right about the monster (kraken or giant squid or whatever). Have you tried starving it out?
Or does it perhaps (heaven forbid!) thrive on WOOD DUST!?

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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ldl

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#9 posted 01-31-2013 12:03 AM

Thanks for the part num.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#10 posted 01-31-2013 12:43 AM

Very cool!

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#11 posted 01-31-2013 12:47 AM

Never heard of the truck filter trick
My Father-in-law is a truck mechanic I will see it he can scare me up a couple for my HR collector

This looks great

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#12 posted 01-31-2013 03:01 AM

Great idea, also love the last picture

-- Norman

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#13 posted 01-31-2013 03:34 AM

It does look like a sea monster. I am just a hobby wood worker so my shop is low production. I pull a blast gate for what ever machine I’m using. I have six machines that I feed into the three way spliter. The neat thing is all the blast gates are just after the three way spliter so it’s like every tool is on its own run, plenty of suction. release the Kracken!!

-- Billp

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#14 posted 01-31-2013 12:36 PM

Bill,

Do you have a link to the Jet plastic bags?

MisterBill

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#15 posted 01-31-2013 01:09 PM

I got them at acme tool.com? Since then I saw some bags from JDS that were half the cost of the jet bags my be something to consider. I’m going to try to make my own should be simple just make them like some people make their own vacuum bags.

-- Billp

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