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02-14-2013 02:48 PM

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OK, so I went to pick up the Clear View last night.
It it six years old but it has only been used for about two years.
The filters look like they have never been clean.
Now I need to find a place to install it.
Because of the noise it generates ( this thing is LOUD) and because of the room it takes, I really want to install it outside under my lean against roof and to have the return filters inside the shop to save the conditioned air and to not create a negative pressure in my shop when I use my wood stove.
The connection between the DC body and the filters is very short , not a hose like so many other DC. This means that I shall have to make a new one to go through the wall or may be I can use a piece of the 20”x6” hose I got with DC, in which case I need to make adapters to connect the hose to the DC’s body and to the filters.
I also need to find away to connect my duct inside the shop to the Dc outside.
Humm ! Is this too much trouble?
Do you have a bettter idea?
I also need to find a buyer for my “old” DC.

—Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 02-14-2013 03:05 PM

From what I have read and heard about the Clear View, you have made an excellent purchase and should be
happy with it. Congratulations. Your plans to put the collector outside sounds good to me, perhaps because
that is what I did, but time will tell. Congratulations on your find.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 03:17 PM

Thank you Gus.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 03:18 PM

How much of the noise will return to the shop with the return air?

-- Bert

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 03:23 PM

sounds like a good plan

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 03:28 PM

Bert have you checked out the Clear vue web site. I have enjoyed the gallery of install pictures they have. I’m sure there is someone who has put their collector outside. Also Pennstate industries makes a bin sensor, so you know when the bin is full from inside the shop. You can add a red beacon light or a siren to it to alert you when you need to empty the dust collectors bin. I think I would build a separate room but have furnace filters in the wall between the dust collector and the shop. This would cut down on the noise and filter the air so that you will never breath fine dust from the collector. You wouldn’t have to see the round filters inside the shop that will take up some space.You just need the opening between to have the same or more area then the collectors filter so you don’t restrict the flow of the clear vue. You could install your air compressor next to the dust collector, (not sure what you have) to cut down on noise and space too. Hope you come up with an easy solution.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 03:40 PM

I think it would be quiter if the filters where outside also but you have a seperate air return to the shop.

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 03:52 PM

Bert, CV has a forum for owners/users/interested parties. Check there you may find your question already answered. Congrats on your purchase, this is one where you will never have to clean the filters (yeah!) and it will be as good as you can get for your health. Sure wish one would pop up around me at that price…..

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

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 03:53 PM

”I think it would be quiter if the filters where outside also but you have a seperate air return to the shop.”

I need to consider this and to install a small fan to force the air back in the shop.
Good idea, thank you Ducky

Aaron, I cannot find the pictures

-- Bert

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 04:05 PM

Fred” this is one where you will never have to clean the filters (yeah!):”
I wish that was true but I doubt it as the filters on the DC I bought are very dirty.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 04:07 PM

I found the photo gallery and forum, thanks.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 05:04 PM

Now I am very concerned about the noise that the Clear View makes.
I just read a post from mbs telling that his neighbors who are far way from his shop can hear his Clear View.
My neighbors are just on the other side of the fence.
I might jerry-rig something to be able to run the DC before I install it to judge of the noise by myself.
I am Asperger and I am very noise intolerant so this might become a big issue.
Not in the shop and not outside, this sounds like a problem.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 05:19 PM

Even my 2HP reliant is fairly noisy. Man … to have a 5HP … you’re lucky. I can’t wait to upgrade mine to a nice system and build a doghouse on the back of the barn.

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 05:20 PM

The one complaint almost everyone has about the CV is the noise. I don’t know if the tremendous air movement, ot maybe the polycarbonate construction, but they are loud by all reports. I now wish I had mentioned that when you first asked about it.

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

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 05:24 PM

Well, if I cannot use it I might to have to sale it again.
The noise probably comes from the impeller design.
A DC impeller design is basically very similar to a siren design, no wonder they are noisy.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 05:41 PM

I bought a pair of good ear muffs, even though it is inconvenient, it was the best way for me to go, just get the highest db rating you can afford. after a while you get used to having to put them on every time you turn on the DC

-- Smitty!!!

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