Sound levels for dust collectors and air cleaners.

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Forum topic by dbhost posted 08-26-2012 02:27 AM 3852 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2012 02:27 AM

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I have been asked for this data before here, and other places, and felt it might be helpful to post it up, might be easy for someone to hit later on when they want the data.

Testing was done in my shop, at waist level within 3 feet laterally from the device in question. So here’s the specs…

Sound Measurement Device HTC Inspire 4G / Android smart phone.
Measurement software. Smart Tools Co. Sound Meter version 1.4.5 (It was recommended by a friend that is a recording engineer, yes amateur level, but good enough for what I am doing…

Device being measured, Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter With Remote, equipped with Penn State Industries washable primary filter AC1000-PF2. Filter condition, good cake coating, not restricting however.
Central Machinery #97869 2 HP dust collector equipped with Wynn Environmental 35A spun bond filter, and 55 gallon Thien pre separator.

Ambient sound level with nothing running 38 db (washing machine in next room running).
Hanging Air Cleaner Grizzly G0572:

Low speed setting 60 db.
Medium speed setting 64 db.
High speed setting 67 db.

Dust Collector Central Machinery #97869:
Sound level 72 db

Hopefully this will help anyone else that is looking at one of these machines by giving them some useful information on the machine…

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 02:49 PM

The most interesting part of that to me is…........doing it with a smart phone…...........

I definitely don’t hesitate to put on ear protectors these days, and once you get a bunch of stuff going, it is definitely needed.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 07:30 PM

The smartphone was the only way to test this for me…

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 11:06 PM

You know, I am an anomaly. I am very techie in some ways……no…extremely techie…… but not into a lot of gadgets. But now I have an iPhone……needed it for travel, in particular the vacation home, where we only have cell phones. No sense in paying a monthly phone bill there.

My iPhone only has a few added apps, medical ones. So I just don’t think about all the things they can do. It’s kinda the difference between a content consumer and a content creator. The consumers don’t have the slightest idea of how content is created. No, you can’t use an phone or an iPad, (my wife has and uses the iPad all the time) to create content. Meaning content to be used by others or sold. So this stuff about the PC era being done and it will all be phones and pads, comes from a very narrow view and experience with computers. Of course, iPads are a just a handicapped computer, we know that…..(-:

Even entering notes and doing things in the hospital, I have noticed the residents don’t use speech to text or pads. They all type away like maniacs. My partner teaches at the residency program……..they all tried Dragon……and eventually all went back to typing……very fast.

So to the topic of the moment, the video section of the kitchen-dining room receiver slowly just failed. Didn’t want to deal with repairs, it was aging, and went out and bought a new one. Figuring out it was the receiver, and not the TV, was simple, but not trivial. So I get the new receiver, modest, Yamaha. Has Airplay, and all the network goodies. Fortunately I had the foresight to wire that niche where the receiver sits, about 5 years ago, for the network.

So now it will play from the iPhones or iPad, I have two wireless systems going as well as extensive wired. As soon as you hit Airplay you hear the relays shifting in the receiver, and it starts playing……that surprised me, because it interrupted TV. And it will search my computer and play straight from that.

Now all that is old hat, probably 3 to 5 years old maybe, I don’t know. But the consumer end of electronics sometimes amazes me………because I am too busy creating, to do much consuming, in the techie realm.

Different perspective. But definitely an LJ perspective………if you think about it.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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