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10 hours ago, Chestnut said:

That's warmer than some of my walks to class when i was going to school in Fargo.

All I know about Fargo was gathered from the movie. Did you pick up the accent? 

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10 hours ago, Coop said:

All I know about Fargo was gathered from the movie. Did you pick up the accent? 

Ya you betcha. I grew up with the accent. Movie is pretty cringe worthy in how much they over emphasize the accent very few people's accent is that thick.

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31 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

Ya you betcha. I grew up with the accent. Movie is pretty cringe worthy in how much they over emphasize the accent very few people's accent is that thick.

It's kinda like being from Texas.

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5 minutes ago, Mick S said:

It's kinda like being from Texas.

Yeah. Though i have to admit the movie wouldn't be near as good nor entertaining without the over the top accent.

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I like watching TJ's youtube.  It is amazing what can be refurbished.

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1 hour ago, Chet said:

I like watching TJ's youtube.  It is amazing what can be refurbished.

Agreed. And it’s full of very practical and useful techniques. 

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When it comes to milling, I miss working in the garage. Then, I could just roll the planer out on the driveway and let the prevailing winds take care of the chips. Advantages of rural living.

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Since we're talking about cleaning filters I'll ask this.  I have a large pleated HEPA canister filter on my P-Flux DC, and it's time to clean it out again.  I remember this was a big pain last summer, with multiple methods yielding poor results.  My vague (but only vague) recollection is that I ended up washing it out in the yard with a garden hose. 

Is it exceptable to flush these filters with water, or us that a bad idea?

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Some are meant to be washed, but those that aren't will be ruined by it. Check with the manufacturer.

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1 hour ago, Mark J said:

Since we're talking about cleaning filters I'll ask this.  I have a large pleated HEPA canister filter on my P-Flux DC, and it's time to clean it out again.  I remember this was a big pain last summer, with multiple methods yielding poor results.  My vague (but only vague) recollection is that I ended up washing it out in the yard with a garden hose. 

Is it exceptable to flush these filters with water, or us that a bad idea?

I don't think that you should wash it with water. It depends on the filter type as Frank said. Even if it's spun fiberglass I'm not sure that washing with water is a good thing.

If your pleated filter is the paper type you never will get it completely clean but that's ideal. The particulates that build up in the filter help increase the overall filtration. It's at the cost of airflow but this should be accounted for in the design of the collector. The period of this is called seasoning and you may have read references to it before.

If you washed a paper filter it may well be ruined. If it's working now i wouldn't wash it again. My method for cleaning the filter is a leaf blower. Take it outside and blow in 1 end and out the other. Compressed air blowing from the outside in is another way to help loosen material. The goal is to remove the large buildups of dust not necessarily make it look "new" again.

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2 hours ago, Mark J said:

Is it exceptable to flush these filters with water, or us that a bad idea?

I have a Wynn nano on my DC and I "think" it's water-washable but I have achieved good enough results just tapping it and blowing it out (carefully) with compressed air. Outdoors, preferably with a stiff breeze blowing!

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2 hours ago, Chip Sawdust said:

I have a Wynn nano on my DC and I "think" it's water-washable but I have achieved good enough results just tapping it and blowing it out (carefully) with compressed air. Outdoors, preferably with a stiff breeze blowing!

From https://wynnenv.com/faq/

Q: Are your filters washable?
A: No, we do not recommend washing.  Our woodworking filters are cleaned-down from the outside with about 60 PSI of compressed air. Just use your blow-off nozzle.

 

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