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Forum topic by johndeereb posted 03-11-2017 05:25 PM 423 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2017 05:25 PM

I have a grizzly G0738 hanging air filter. It works very well, but when I was looking to order replacement filters, the outside filter is 5 micron and the inner is 1 micron. I have read that the dust that bothers people is under 1 micron. I have sinus problems at times, so I would like to get rid of as much fine dust as possible. I have a small cyclone setup to get as much as I can at the source, but as you know not all dust makes it in there. Is there any way I can make this air filter able to filter smaller particles? Are there other filters available from another manufacture?

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#1 posted 03-11-2017 07:13 PM

For plug and play, you’re kinda limited to what Grizzly offers. there are furnace filters that are HEPA rated, and you might be able to cobble something that works in your air cleaner from them. Just a note, the filter will cake up somewhat and have better (finer particles) filtration….but the truth is (in my mind) if it’s already in the air where that air cleaner will catch it, it’s also already in your lungs. Even a world class DC won’t catch everything at the source, so maybe you should consider a 1/2 mask respirator on the worse days (most dust in the shop).

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