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Forum topic by niki posted 09-13-2008 04:23 PM 2235 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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09-13-2008 04:23 PM

Good day

I have 2 shop-vacs, one with “Elecrolux” sitting on top of a box and the other one – my “baby” – R2D2.

The problem with both of them was that I had to open them very frequently, just to clean the “Pre-filter”...

So I made an “Hammer” and every now and then I “bang, bang, bang” and I start again with new “pre-filter” and I don’t have to open them till they get full…well, once in a few moths, I do wash them (actually, replace them – I have 2~3 for each vac – so the washing can be done any time.

Not that I think that somebody will do it…usually (except the Aussie) people don’t like to “modify” but, maybe it will give you some ideas…

Regards
niki

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Russ553

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#1 posted 09-13-2008 05:34 PM

Um, I know I’m not too smart sometimes, but how does “R2D2” suck the dust into the barrel??? How did you make these dust collectors?

-- Getting to be an antique - been there, done that, can't remember!

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niki

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 06:36 PM

Ooooops, you are correct, I forgot to give the “reference” post…

I posted it 517 days ago but the pictures are still in good condition :-)

Have a look here please
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/309

Edit
As for the “box vac” please have a look here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/307

The “Pre-filter” is collecting – I think – more than 99% of the dust and only very small particles are passing through and stopped by the “Main filter” that remains very clean for very long time…

Regards
niki

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Karson

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#3 posted 09-13-2008 06:51 PM

Thanks Niki.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 09-13-2008 07:39 PM

Thanks, Niki. Always thinking…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 09-13-2008 08:31 PM

That is a very clear description. Thanks Niki.

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HokieMojo

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#6 posted 09-13-2008 08:55 PM

Some of the best blogs of anyone. Thanks for this innovative solution.

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