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Forum topic by ducky911 posted 11-01-2010 06:29 PM 860 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2010 06:29 PM


I have had grizzly 2hp 1 mircon unit for a couple years now. I started using it from machine to machine but have been slowly plumbing my shop with 4 and 6 inch pvc pipe and moved the dc into a shed out of the shop.

Well it seems that my power was slowly going down the tubes and I went to buy some more fittings to improve the path——-when I got back from the pipe store I took off the filter to see how it was doing, never did that before as it has these fins that you spin——-oh my god!!! filter packed with dust——-cleaned it out and doubled the air flow—-big big difference.

so I guess I will make that a regular practice now.


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#1 posted 11-01-2010 06:42 PM

Great idea.

I’ve often thought of making a BIG spreadsheet with ALL the recommended service that should be done daily, weekly, monthly, annually, or … at some “hours of use” interval.

MOST decent manuals tell you what to do, and how often to do it.

But it would be nice—for me, at least—to have it ALL listed in one place.

Where’s JimBertelson when you need him ? He was BUILT for tasks like this :-p [meant as a compliment, and he knows it !]

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 06:46 PM

Greetings Bob:
It is very important that you keep the filters clean on these dust collectors, especially the ones we have with the canister filters. I have a Wynn filter, and it doesn’t have the fins that you spin to clean it…. I read a couple of threads where there were pros and cons to this type of filter…Sicne I don’t have one, I can’t say one way or the other… But mine doesn’t seem to clog up like that….Mine is stored in a seperate room with my compressor, and I just go in a tap the sides top to bottom, or blow it out with compressed air(very low), and it stays pretty clean…..I guess you need to check a little more often like you said…Clogged d.c…..not good…

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