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Forum topic by Sawdustmaker posted 02-16-2011 03:25 PM 2131 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2011 03:25 PM

I have a Grizzly model G8027 dust collector and normally when I empty the bottom bag, I turn it inside out and shake the bejesus out of it before replacing it on the machine. Has anyone ever put your bags through the washing machine to improve air flow. I don’t see why putting them through a commercial front loading machine would harm them, but I welcome your comments.

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 04:08 PM

It shouldn’t harm them, but it probably isn’t necessary. Washing them may even decrease the filtration since some dust buildup improves their filtering ability.

If you just gotta wash them though, don’t use your home washing machine unless you have a really understanding significant other. – lol

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 09:50 PM

I just shake mine. Don’t wash unless the “cake” just won’t vacuum off. If you feel that you MUST wash it, take it to a coin op laundry and wash with cold water.


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