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awsum55

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02-07-2017 07:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector penn state ind canister filter

I have a Penn State Ind. DC-2 that I purchased in 1998 and I would like to replace my original bag with a canister type filter. My problem is I can’t find out anything about replacement bags for the the DC-2 unit. PSI doesn’t list that model or anything like it any longer.
Have any of you guys replaced a bag on one or know how I can get more information?


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#1 posted 02-07-2017 12:37 PM

What information are you seeking? I had a PSI DC-250 (predecessor to the DC2, I think) for many years. I replaced both bags when i broke that clear window on the lower bag while cleaning. The OEM bags were 5 micron, really inadequate for good filtration anyway, so I went to AFF had an upper oversized bag made that was less than 1 micron filtration. I then just put a plastic bag inside the lower one to catch the dust. But if i was doing it over I would go with a canister filter from Wynn industries, and still use the lower bag with a plastic liner. PSI’s DC business must have really went down the tubes in recent years, they have cut back on most all the stuff they sell.

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 01:20 PM

Wynn says:
....If you have a single stage dust collector of ANY brand or size….

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 04:16 PM

I was hoping to find a website that told me exactly what filter would fit this dust collector. I know I can take it all apart and measure, however that will make a huge mess and it will be easier if I could just find the specs. I’ve been reading about canisters and I noticed some guys went back to the bags because the canisters plugged up too easily. Now they make canisters with the flapper inside to knock off the fine dust. I also noticed I get a lot of leakage where the bags are attached to the middle ring, I have the metal bands with a spring on them for attaching the bags and they don’t seem to seal perfectly. I have to figure something out, there is just too much fine dust floating around.

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 04:34 PM

I think you might have to pull it apart and call Oneida or Wynn. They are usually matched by diameter of the metal rim where the upper bag attaches.

It’s true, a single stage collector will clog quicker with a fine pleated filter. However if you clean it, it will work, and filter the fine dust. I have the PSI Tempest cyclone which has a huge pleated filter. The two stage filtration keeps the filter clean much longer. I like Penn State collectors, too bad they aren’t sold anymore.

A 2hp collector is big enough to handle a separator, which would help keep the filter clean.

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#5 posted 02-07-2017 05:36 PM

Well, if you’re looking for a turn key conversion it may be a long search. Wynn is the place to start, but I’d bet you’ll be making some baffles or such to make everything fit. that’s just life with DC systems.

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