Filter for Shop Vac

Fuut Master Posted By Fuut Master, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM

  1. ED 3000

    ED 3000
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    I just blow it out with the vacuum hose attached to the vacuum's outlet. Not as concentrated as an air compressor, so it'd be tough to blow a hole in it, and I don't have to get the air compressor out. That, and I don't have an air compressor... .

    I also discovered that this "blower" come in real handy when cleaning sawdust off my chop saw and for sweeping the mess off my porches after doing wood work.
     
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  2. VirginiaIron

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    I probably got six or more years usage from my filter. The cartridge filters are not as robust as auto engine filters but they really can take a beating. I use an all thread electrical lamp extension 10-12 inches with the end peened over. On the peened end, I drilled a hole out of the pipe at 90*. This extension is the same diameter and thread pitch as my blow gun. I use this device to clean the household vacuum cartridges, the shop vac cartridge, my tractor filters, and some finned devices that require a 90* approach. I also put some tape on the peened end to protect the inside of the element from scratches/damage. I can get many years out of a filter before needing to worry about blowing a hole in the element when back-blown in this manner. My air compressor is a 90 psi max residential unit.



    https://www.maxwarehouse.com/products/westinghouse-7027200-12-all-thread-lamp-pipe-kit?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=35018544838&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI49DTxc2i1gIVArXACh0kjQsJEAYYAyABEgLFY_D_BwE
     
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  3. VirginiaIron

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    Ive used these filters sometimes as a prefilter when they filt. I have also used a course foam pad as a prefilter to increase the useable time I can vacuum. This is especially true with masonry dust.
     
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