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I have a 3hp blower and am thinking of sending the output outside.  The blower has a single bag, while I love the idea of not having to get further filtration in the shop I worry about how to protect the bag and 55 gal drum from the elements.  Welcome any thoughts or insights.  BTW, I am pretty sure the bag is 0.5 micron.

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If you heat or cool your shop, then all the conditioned air is blown outside. I did this for several years until propane prices started to rise. I hade the DC in the shed behind my garage. I upgraded to a ClearVue cyclone and it too is in the shed but the filters are in the shop so the air is returned.

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If you heat or cool your shop, then all the conditioned air is blown outside. I did this for several years until propane prices started to rise. I hade the DC in the shed behind my garage. I upgraded to a ClearVue cyclone and it too is in the shed but the filters are in the shop so the air is returned.

BRuce

 

Meh, unless I'm running my DC for long periods of time, I notice very little change in temp, and I'm in a small space...two car garage.  Once the shop is warmed up, I can open the garage door on a very cold day and let all the heat out, close the door, and it's back to warm in 5 minutes because of all the ambient heat retained and given off by the contents of the shop.

 

The fluctuations in temperature are well worth it to me over the inconvenience of having to deal with bags/filters.

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I didn't have to worry about that, my covenants only prohibit mobile homes without underpinning.

Your CC&R's have nothing to do with it. Your insurance company may consider your cyclone commercial equipment or part of the homes mechanicals. If it does it may require installation to code or you policy may have a workmanship exclusion.

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Meh, unless I'm running my DC for long periods of time, I notice very little change in temp, and I'm in a small space...two car garage.  Once the shop is warmed up, I can open the garage door on a very cold day and let all the heat out, close the door, and it's back to warm in 5 minutes because of all the ambient heat retained and given off by the contents of the shop.

 

The fluctuations in temperature are well worth it to me over the inconvenience of having to deal with bags/filters.

I trend to agree. I run my cyclone almost all day every weekday and really don't see much if any difference in how hard my heat works.

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