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Forum topic by Manitario posted 10-15-2010 05:48 AM 875 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2010 05:48 AM

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Hey everyone; a silly question about my dust collector. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now, and I’ve noticed a very fine buildup of dust on the outside of the lower dust collection bag. I have a 1 micron upper canister; is this dust normal, or is it the dust smaller than 1 micron, or does it indicate that I have an air leak from somewhere? There doesn’t appear to be an airleak that I can tell…

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 06:06 AM

it’s normal for bagged filters (upper and lower) – all the canister DCs that I’ve seen though are using a heavy plastic lower bag which wouldn’t leak, and also force all the filtration to be done by the canister.

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