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Forum topic by Bobsboxes posted 02-04-2012 05:25 AM 2672 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2012 05:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: nano fiber filter cyclone long ranger mico -switch blast gate dust collector

I bought this Grizzly cyclone 4 years ago, The filter was pluged up from to much mdf and melimine, cleaning did not last long, also some real concern of filter preformance. After the new year I contacted the folks at Wynn filters, They were great to work with and shipped filters fast, and also gave me a few tips on install. I went with two filters, the Nano Fiber Merv 15 rating. I think they are 14” X 36”, about 700sq. inches of filter. I built the top spliter box and bottom collection box. I epoxyed in a couple of 4” clean outs. When I put the cyclone in I used 7” main line and 6” drops. I also redid the DUCK tape with metal DUCT tape. Then I added a Long Ranger blast gate micro-swicth system, I would leave one machine to go to another and leave gate open and then wonder why my dust collection wasn’t working. I checked around and found the micro-switch system, on amizon, it came with main 220 volt control, 100’ of wire, and one blast gate with micro switch on it. I also ordered 10 micro switches from amizon, to mount on my existing blast gates . I ran the low voltage wire, it is a normally closed system, so there is just two wires. I ran a set two or three ways, to the blast gates, you can tie in anywhere in the length of wire and conect with wire nuts. Then I epoxyed the micro switches to my spring loaded gates. Made the final conections, and pluged in the cyclone to power box and pluged in power box. Opened a blast gate and collector started up, when done with that machine I just shut the gate and cyclone shuts down. I have been useing it for about two weeeks and really like it. I did this to try to get more serious about dust. The cyclone is quiter and not any back preasure from a bad filter. I can till the DC is doing a better job, less fine dust on tools. Any questions and coments are appreciated. Thanks Bob

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 08:07 PM

Great setup!

-- -- Lou Stagner

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 10:05 PM

I got your DC’s little brother. I have the 2HP HF DC and upgraded to the Wynn Enviromental 35A274NANO catridge filter, a Long Ranger III remote (110V) and will soon make a Thein Baffle seperator.

Want to trade? Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks guys, the filters are a huge improvment, I know my lungs will be happy.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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