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Forum topic by gpastor posted 03-03-2017 02:18 AM 506 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gpastor

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03-03-2017 02:18 AM

The company I am working for has your T|Flux: 5 Cyclone Dust Collector and I think it is not working right. The problem is that the bag under the filter is filling up before the main dust bin is even 1/2 full. Most of the wood dust is from our 24” planer.
My boss thinks it fine but I think to much of the heavy dust is not being separated and getting pushed into the filter. I think it is the way it is piped. Any ideas


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josephf

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#1 posted 03-03-2017 04:03 AM

in my system when i see stuff in the bag i know my barrel is full . though i have had the cyclone itself plug up .i sujest removing barrel and verify cyclone doesn’t have a stick or something in it .super system .i do not understand why piping would be the problem ,though if it turns out to be post that info .

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 03-03-2017 04:12 AM

Is it possible that there is something partially blocking the inlet that is directing the dust and chips forward the outlet of the cyclone in stead spiraling around? I think that you are right. Only very fine dust should make it to the filter.

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 03-03-2017 12:04 PM

Take a look for leaks on the dust collector and also check the impeller to see if something is caught in it. The type of impeller used gives great performance but can clog.

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gpastor

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#4 posted 03-03-2017 02:20 PM

This is why I think it is the piping

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#5 posted 03-03-2017 02:36 PM

I agree with you gpastor. Everything I’ve seen suggests at least a short run of straight pipe to keep turbulence from disrupting the flow of the cyclone. I think in your system that so much force is coming into the cyclone the it doesn’t have time to set up the swirl and is basically useless.

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 03-03-2017 02:53 PM

It also looks like the pipe gets wider right before the intake. That will drop the velocity which may also affect performance of the cyclone.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#7 posted 03-03-2017 04:27 PM

Check for seals leaking at the dust bin

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#8 posted 03-03-2017 04:34 PM



Check for seals leaking at the dust bin

- johnstoneb


I agree! Any air leak, esp b/t the collection bin and lid and the majority of the dust will end up in the filters.

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