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Forum topic by JerryinCreek posted 01-04-2014 09:33 PM 558 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JerryinCreek

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01-04-2014 09:33 PM

I have a wall mounted shop vac that I use constantly. I periodically blow the filter out very thoroughly and this seems to keep it working ok. My wife says I need to toss out the old filter and replace it because micro fine particles are probably still clogging it and keeping it from working as it should. The filter is not torn and looks fine after blowing it out. Any thoughts?

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."


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distrbd

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 09:57 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53314
I have to try the Nylon trick over a pleated filter but what I normally do is I take out the filter and hold it in garbage bag ,cover the bag opening,tap the filter gently against a wall/tree ,and reuse it .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 09:59 PM

I think your wife is right but would not tell her that. Filters are expensive but probably should be replaced every once in awhile as blowing air through them degrades them and allows larger particles to go through it.

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NormG

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 10:24 PM

I blow mine out until not feasible any longer, but I would not argue with her sound likes she is allowing you to purchase a new one

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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JerryinCreek

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 11:00 PM

Wow! I like all the answers! We have both technically correct and politically correct! I will let her let me buy a new one :-) Thanks!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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