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Forum topic by Passion4Wood posted 09-04-2009 02:51 PM 1176 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2009 02:51 PM

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I recently purchased a 3hp PSI Cyclone dust collector used. I completed the installation and turned it on. It has plenty of suction but most of the sawdust is collecting in the filters and not the can. It came with a plastic can and the can collapses when the system is running. Any suggestions on what I have done wrong would be greatly appreciiated.

-- Passion4Wood, Augusta GA.

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 04:57 AM

You might need a thicker gauge can. You need one that can withstand the pressure of a DC system. I don’t get how the dust would be dragged to the filter though. If you generate shavings and chips in your shop then look in the can. All of the shavings should be in the can and only very fine dust should go to the filter.

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 01:00 PM

Since you just got it I’d call Bill Whitaker the manager there at PSI and get his help. They seem to be good people to work with.

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 06:34 PM

I sent an email to PSI and received not only an email back from Bill but also had a voice mail the next day. Bill recommended replacing the container with one more sturdy and told me to check for leaks around the flange that connects to the can. When I removed the flange from the old can, the person that had installed it did not use any kind of sealer. I used some automotive gasket sealer on the new can and the problem went away. The dust extractor is working great now.
GREAT customer service from PSI.

-- Passion4Wood, Augusta GA.

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