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04-09-2007 08:38 AM
Mick Young
cyclone filters

Cyclone filters are very effective. We use them at my work to filter silt out of water so that it can be recycled to continue to clean drains. I also figure that if you have to keep cleaning the water filter hoses then it involves more work. the good thing about a cyclone filter is that the mess in this instance would be dry and easy to dispose of rather than a wet sludge.

Keep it Black side down

Mick
04-09-2007 08:17 AM
sailingdog Ah... if the prices are CDN, not USD, makes a big differene... it is cheaper...but doesn't come with the hoses...
04-09-2007 02:05 AM
CapnHand
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
CapnHand

The advantage of the device above, compared to the Leevalley ones, is that it is cheaper and comes with the hoses and bucket already. Less work for the consumer... also, I think the water filtration system is probably going to be more effective at dust reduction than the cyclone system is.
Well, no actually the Lee Valley items are priced in $ Canadian and cost slightly less (there's an icon in the upper right corner to convert to $US). They will fit on just about any garbage can so you probably already have what you need for a container. Who needs another bucket? Sometimes less is more.

As far as effectiveness, I can't say since I haven't used either one but going by the Amazon product rating, three out of five isn't what I'd call great.
04-08-2007 03:06 PM
sailaway21 Thanks CapnHand,
I'm always looking for a better mousetrap and that looks to be a good one.
04-08-2007 10:16 AM
sailingdog CapnHand

The advantage of the device above, compared to the Leevalley ones, is that it is cheaper and comes with the hoses and bucket already. Less work for the consumer... also, I think the water filtration system is probably going to be more effective at dust reduction than the cyclone system is.
04-08-2007 10:12 AM
CapnHand If anyone needs something (else) that just sits around collecting dust:http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...t=1,42401&ap=1
04-08-2007 09:45 AM
sailingdog Toewsrus-

I don't think that it was designed to catch everything... but to reduce the amount of dust that reaches to shop vac, so you're not constantly replacing the filters on the shop vac. I would guess that this would extend the usable life, in hours, of the shop vac's internal filter by an order of magnitude at least.
04-08-2007 09:42 AM
toewsrus I've used this sander on drywall, but not fiberglass. My guess is it would work about the same.

The water does pick up most of all the dust. It leaves quite a thick layer of sludge at the bottom of the bucket. The tubes, being flexible with ridges, tend to collect a fair amount of dust in them and need a good flushing when the job is done.

I found that the water can splash out of the bucket towards the vacuum. causing a thin layer of drywall compound that hardens, if not cleaned right away, on the inside of that tube. Possibley lowering the water a little would help.

One thing I noticed was a large amount of static that built up in the tubes. It may be because it was winter and dry, but I bet it is pretty common just from the material flowing throught the pipe.

I'd still use a bag/filter on the vac as a little dust always gets though. On my vac I have "HEPA" bags. I know they're not real HEPA, but they do trap smaller dust particles.
04-08-2007 08:36 AM
owlmtn I bought a two gal. shop vac from sears, $25. It's light enough that I can attach it to my Bosch sander and, using a sling, easily carry it over my shoulder. I've used it for two years and it works great. Jim L
04-06-2007 01:40 PM
poopdeckpappy Sander/Shop Vac worked so well for me, I sanded my entire deck in the slip, the only comment from management was to make sure I had plastic sheets from toe rail to dock finger, which I had already provided.

However, that sander above looks like a great idea and I bet you can attach your orbital sander to also
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