|Forum topic by twelvepoint||posted 02-10-2014 06:50 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-10-2014 06:50 PM
I have a Clearvue 1800 that I’ve been using for about half a year. It’s in my basement and I had to do a few tricks to get it to fit with a smallish overhead area. One of those “tricks” is that my bin is a short plastic storage container about 15”x15”x24”. Although it has a lid and closes up, I’d say it’s not a super tight fit and there’s air leakage. On the other hand, it’s far from just being some open area under the cyclone, either.
Yesterday I was cleaning out the catch under the filters (for the first time) and there were a ton of chips in there. Like, 2-3 bins worth, probably going halfway up inside of the filters themselves. Definitely a lot of heavy junk that I think should have cycloned-out. So I’d say that over the 6 months I’ve been using this, maybe 2/3 of my chips ended up cycloned-out and 1/3 went where they shouldn’t have.
I notice that when in use, the cyclone will swirl chips toward the bottom of the cone, but they don’t tend to fall into the bin. Do you think not having an airtight bin is responsible for this? (I’ve probably answered my own question here.) Furthermore, is there a more detailed explanation (maybe Bill Pentz has one) on the physics of this and why you need a tight bin?