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Forum topic by Rayne posted 05-16-2015 08:38 PM 601 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rayne

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05-16-2015 08:38 PM

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Good Afternoon Fellow LJ’s, I am nearly complete in installing my dust collection duct work, hoses, pipes, connectors, and filter. The question I have is that when I turn the dust collector on, I can feel a LOT of air coming through the top. It seems all filters are like this and makes me wonder just how much is actually going through the filter itself and throwing small particles back up into the air. Does anyone know why this is o.k. or maybe because it’s a truck filter that I actually have to Close the top off to force the air through the filter? I would appreciate any feedback.

P.S. Does anyone have the Long Ranger system and had issues with the outlet box? Mine turns on with nothing connected to the posts.


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#1 posted 05-16-2015 08:54 PM

I have a Wynn filter on my collector. No air gets out the top. I think you need to fashion some sort of seal.

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#2 posted 05-16-2015 09:16 PM



I have a Wynn filter on my collector. No air gets out the top. I think you need to fashion some sort of seal.

- Kazooman

+1

I use a Wynn Filter, as well. 0.5 micron. 250ft2 of surface area with a 750cfm+ flow capacity.
I could not find any data on the Long Ranger System. Could you educate us?

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#3 posted 05-16-2015 09:39 PM

I don’t have the solution to your Long Ranger problem, but a quick Google search turned up others that have had the same problem.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?6415-Long-Ranger-Dust-Collector-Remote-Turns-on-by-itself

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#4 posted 05-16-2015 10:00 PM

Ah, so I was mistaken. The Wynn filter is a closed top filter. Closing the top shouldn’t be a problem. I have the cutout from making the doughnut under the filter that will be the perfect size for it. I’ll just need to buy some more weatherstripping to create an airtight seal and I should be good to go. Thanks for the feedback.

As for the Long Ranger, that’s not a good thing to see from your link Kazooman…but mine doesn’t use a remote, so the hard-wire should control the on-off function. Something must be making a connection inside the box to keep the outlet energized. I’ll wait for Penn State to reply before I start digging into the box.

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#5 posted 05-16-2015 10:05 PM

Hopefully they will get back to you with a solution. It would seem to be a strange way to design such a unit, but it could be possible that the default condition is on and closing the remote switch (either corded or wireless) opens the switch. A normally closed, open when energized magnetic switch could function that way.

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#6 posted 05-16-2015 10:06 PM

You need to close off the top or you may as well not have a filter. No air will pass through the filter fabric if it can get out the top.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 05-17-2015 01:18 AM

Sealed it up nice and good. The craziest part about this is that the circle cutoff I had from making the doughnut fits PERFECTLY inside this hole! I had to check it 4 times to see that I wasn’t dreaming. I already had a center hole for using my router circle jig, so it was easy to just drill a slightly bigger hole for the threaded rod. A 12” long steel plate is resting under the doughnut with the threaded rod holding the filter and the lid air tight. I couldn’t have asked for better. :) I didn’t even have to take off the lower bag. I turned on the DC and all the air is coming through the filter now. Thanks everyone again for the help!

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