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Thread: I need to clean my Dust collector more often..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix

    Red face I need to clean my Dust collector more often..

    I decided that my DC need to be emptied out, boy was I suprised..
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    i'm sure you could fit just a little bit more in...
    benedictione omnes bene

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    It seems that I check mine and check mine and there's just not much in there . . . then all of the sudden . . .
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    I couldnt wait to buy a dust collector, just to keep some kind of cleanliness around the place.
    I bought alot of hoses and attachments to hook up all the machines. It works well.
    Man, I really, really hate cleaning the dust collector.
    Gotta be one of worst tasks in woodworking.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Waterford, MI
    About 3 weeks ago I get to thinking that the flashing amber light outside my DC closet has never gone off yet and that I should probably do a manual check pretty soon. A couple days later the light starts flashing so I can relax about anything being wrong with my bin sensor and warning light. I only have a 35 gal drum under mine so it wasn't too bad but it still took me a bit of doing to get it emptied out.
    Link to my ongoing ClearVue DC Install on CV's site: http://www.gallery2.clearvuecyclones...s-Mini-CV1400/

  6. #6
    Sometimes it seems that it fills by itself overnight.

    Yup, it an the scruge of the WWer... I miss the days when all you had to do was ring the clean-up bell and bark at the students to clean the shop. and the Janitors emptyed the collector.... Brings you down a notch when you have to do it yourself...

    Don't forget to save some for this fall, I store bulbs in DC shavings till spring. works great! v Last year I had tossed out my last batch when I realized I needed some for the winter, so I processed a few feet of lumber and collected a fair share for the bulbs.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Floydada, Tx
    Wow, that is some really fine shavings. I empty mine once a week.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Boy, looks like that was close to a real "OOPS", Don, 'cause NOBODY likes to clean packed sawdust out of the filter pleats.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Looks like you mixed the male and female wood together and it multiplied Don.

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