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Forum topic by Crickett posted 06-05-2014 05:13 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Crickett

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06-05-2014 05:13 PM

Does anyone know of a company that sells retro-fit kits for dust collection systems to go from a filter bag to a protected pleated filter? The bag I have now works perfectly, but I’d like a pleated filter which gives me more surface area while taking of significantly less space. For example, I’m using a Penn State blower motor rated at 1350 CFM, and it’s hanging inverted on my shop wall, and then on the out-feed side I have a large shaker felt bag hanging from it. I’d like to get rid of that and buy a skinny pleated filter to mount on it instead. Thank you in advance for any input.


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#1 posted 06-05-2014 05:45 PM

Wynn Environmental

http://wynnenv.com/

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 07:41 PM

I think Penn state sells kits, I think Wynn just sells filters. It’s not too hard to cobble them together.

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 08:07 PM

I’m really looking for the pleated filter to sit inside of a wire or metal housing (ideally with a mounted internal brush that I can rotate to knock off caked-on dust). Any ideas on who might sell these kits?

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 08:40 PM

In re -reading your description of what you have, I would think the discharge hose from the blower is going into the top of the new filter, just like your bag. It would be a little tricky to have a paddle on a set up like that (I would think). Here's a conversion kit for a Jet DC1100, look at how the handle for the flapper is positioned….I’m not sure you could turn that whole assembly upside down and have it work. I’m also not sure a flapper is that useful, I’ve never had one but generally the reviews aren’t great, a lot of them are good, but not great. I’m just guessing that what you want isn’t a turn key purchase, but rather a collection of things put together. I’m not sure what the wire or metal housing is to do, but many of the filters come with a wire mesh covering the outside. I bought a filter from Penn State that also has that same mesh on the inside.

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