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Forum topic by bamasawduster posted 05-11-2009 10:19 PM 957 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2009 10:19 PM

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Can you wash the 1 micron bags from Delta dust collectors?

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 10:46 PM

If they’re the “Shaker Felt” type, they’re not suppose to be washed. Just beat the dust out of them once in awhile. That’s probably all that needs to be done to any of them.

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 10:49 PM

If you want to spend the money you can get a canister and dump the bag altogether.

They have a little paddle built in to “beat” the dust off of the inside.

You get a lot better airflow also.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 10:54 PM

For one of my collectors I just bought a large trash bin with wheels and made a wood adapter and still used the top bag. There is a lot less concern with dust when your collectors outside.

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 11:03 PM

I have to 2nd mikes suggestion of a canister…. but I also have to agree I think Tim is right… you just have to take them outside and beat the snot out of them

-- Hrolfr

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 11:05 PM

or – if you’re not the abusive kind of person – you can always use compressed air to blow it clean – mind you – for canisters, don’t use anything over 40psi, or whatever the material is stated to be able to withstand, but with bags, I think you’re good to go.

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

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 11:24 PM

either way beating or compressed air I would suggest doing it outside and with a dust mask on

I am only abusive to inanimate objects and and people who come out to stick fight

-- Hrolfr

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#7 posted 05-12-2009 03:10 AM

Just be sure not to do the beating when the wind is strong, or do it near an open window. I once beat the you-know-what out of my dust bag and my neighbor didn’t appreciate it very much. I apparently put her morning of dusting to waste. Oops!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 05-13-2009 01:35 AM

When I had a bag type collector I used to turn it inside out and shop vac the bag. It worked great!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#9 posted 05-13-2009 02:25 AM

Amazing timing. I was just looking at the 1 micron bag on my Delta and asked myself the same thing! I log on and here is a forum question for it. Very cool.

Odie, I like the idea of turning it inside out and shop vac-ing it. That should get rid of the cake that refuses to come out with a good shake. Betsy & Hrolfr, boy were you right. I took the bag out into the yard and started pounding on it. Of course the wind shifted and I got a face full. I won’t make that mistake again. On top of that, my wife had just washed her car and the dust settled on it. I got a dirty look for that one.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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