|Forum topic by BoardSMITH||posted 05-10-2012 03:17 PM||1381 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
05-10-2012 03:17 PM
I purchased this DC from Oneida last year. I only had it set up in the previous shop before I was forced to move so I had no real experience with it.
Now that I am in a new shop, the DC works fine, plenty of suction and power but the filter continues to clog so much as to be almost completely caked inside. I use it as much as three to four hours straight at a time and at the end of a long run I have to take the filter outside and blow it out. On top of the inside clog, there seems to be an unusual amount of dust on the outside of the filter.
Three weeks ago I pulled the DC apart, cleaned off all the old gasket material, cleaned all the surfaces the gasket would be mounted to, installed new gasket, caulked the seam where the barrel meets the motor housing with silicone, caulked the motor mount bolt heads, reattached the hose from the cone to the collection barrel, removed the wire from the hose where it contacted the cone and barrel, installed some thin gasket material between the cone and hose as well as the barrel fitting and hose and spread silicone around the motor mount where it mounts to the DC. In short, I have done everything I can think of to stop the caking which Oneida says is cause by a pin hole leak.
In short, I am out of options. Can’t afford another brand, hate to have to stop to blow the filter out constantly, dislike all the dust migrating through the HEPA filter ($400 worth of replacement filter) and want to find an answer. Any opinions or suggestions out there?
-- David www.TheBoardSMITH.com