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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 524 days ago 419 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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524 days ago

Many of you now know that I bought a used Clear View dust collector.
The cartridge air cleaner were pretty dirty.
I would have normally used compressed air to clean them.
Tonight I used my leaf blower to clean them .
It worked extremely well.
The leaf blower give a high volume and low pressure , exactly what you want to clean the cartridges.
The air flow nicely separate the pleads one after the other to get a very nice cleaning action.
The cartridges now look as good as new.
Bertrand

-- Bert


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1yeldud1

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#1 posted 524 days ago

In the summer time I clean the sawdust from both of my garages with a leaf blower – it does a better job than my air compressor. I will have to try it on my filters when the weather clears in Missouri.

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#2 posted 523 days ago

dust mask required unless you want to make your own MDF in your nostrils. I clean my shop all the time with the “blower” part of my detachable shop vac (most efficient broom I own) but it does get pretty nasty when I do it.

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#3 posted 523 days ago

” dust mask” is not good enough to protect you, except if you use an expensive 3M 99% .
You want use a respirator.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 523 days ago

I used a leaf blower on my cartridge too. I also mechanically open separate the pleats. Until you do that you can’t believe how much trapped dust is in the pleats. I use the well rounded end of a screwdriver handle to open the pleats.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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