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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 03-18-2012 12:40 AM 1403 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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03-18-2012 12:40 AM

Does any one out there blow compressed air at the outside of their cartridge Filter to clean it?

I just emptied the bag on my single stage and the inside of the filter was pretty covered with material.

Apparently that rotating flipper only gets about half oh the junk off.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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#1 posted 03-18-2012 12:42 AM

I have not, YET! However, I will when the need be.

-- 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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#2 posted 03-18-2012 12:44 AM

I’ve got a big honk’n 4’ filter on my Oneida cyclone and haven’t done it yet but if the need arises I plan to.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 12:44 AM

Unless you want to suck it through with a vacuum from the inside , blowing through it from outside with compressed air is the only thing that works for me : )

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 01:17 AM

So I don’t need to worry about damaging the filter media?

Mine is made of spun bound PE and has a metal mesh shroud.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 01:48 AM

I have the JET DC. It came with a Dust Dawg canister . I’m not sure of the filter medium , but it has sustained multiple cleanings with compressed air over the years and once I hosed it out with water followed by air. Still going strong and doing its job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 02:06 AM

Stay around 35-40 PSI, or lower, but … yeah … thar’ she blows !

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 02:58 AM

I have 6 large TORIT filters mounted in a bag house on my ClearVUE 1800 system … on the few occasions where I packed them full of chips & dust, I wound up cleaning them using 2 leaf blowers and a stick. I place the nozzle of an electric blower into one opening of the filter, than gently tap on the outside with a stick, coupled with a blast of air from the big gas powered blower from the outside. I can get MOST of the crud out of a set of filters in an hour or so.

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 03:04 AM

I have the Wynn 35A canister, and I blow it from the outside to the inside quite often…doesn’t hurt a thing, and cleans it pretty good….sometimes I go into the room I have it in and just kinda slap all around it with my hand lightly…..kind of like beating on a drum…..lol. I’ve never taken mine off and washed it yet, but that’s a thought…....

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 03:11 AM

I have cleaned my filter with compressed air way over 50 times and it is fine. I have had it since early 2008 and clean it once a month. I blow it out both inside and outside since it seems to get alot of dust from extensive sculpting and sanding.

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 12:01 PM

I clean my Oneida filter just about every time I empty the catch can….and I’ve had it for about 5 years now. Never did any damage, but I’m sure you could with enough pressure. If you worry about damage, you can dismount the filter and drop it on it’s side on a hard floor…I’m talking about 12-18” of drop, just a gentle tap. Rotate it and keep dropping it, the dust falls onto the opposite side. Then stand it up and tap it on the floor (gently) again. You’ll find a pretty good pile of dust to deal with, and if you’re as dumb as I am you’ll do it in the shop; which has the effect of returning all the dust you collected back into the room you’re trying to keep dust-free!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 01:40 AM

Thanks for all the replies …. I kind of figured it would be o.k., but appreciate gleaning from others experience.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 01:54 AM

I was going to build a “flapper” for my Wynn canister filter but was waved off by the people at Wynn. They say it wears out the filter and suggest using compressed air as the only “approved” cleaning method. I got the 35A canister and found out they consider it a lifetime filter. It starts filtering at 1 micron and gets better from there. They also said that when it gets to the point where the compressed air no longer cleans it well, I should take it outside to the yard and use a hose on it. I can’t find a better deal than that.

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#13 posted 03-19-2012 02:43 AM

I guess the cleaning method depends largely on the manufacturer … the TORITS that I have say right on the box to not even store them in a damp environment. That’s exactly why I get them for free from my former employer … they got a little rainwater in the baghose and were going to throw them out. I got 42 of them FREE !!! !!!

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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#14 posted 03-19-2012 02:49 AM

I bought recently bought a Clear Vue with the Wynn Filters. I asked about how to care for them when I bought the collector. The lady on the phone told me to pat them on the outside and blow through them with air. She said it wouldn’t hurt them.

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 03:09 AM

Fuzzy, that is a great idea to use a leaf blower to clean out the filters. I packed the filters on my 1800 full once…was not a happy 3 hours cleaning them out with a shop vac and a small air compressor!

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