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    Cleaning a cyclone dust filter

    I have a JDS cyclone filter, fit in my base height space. They are out of business and I retofit it (Glenn Bradley's idea)with this Wynn filter and the gamma lid design which worked great. Little heavy for an old man, but it works. I no longer have the paddle that turns inside the filter to loosen up particulate. Only way I can think to clean this is to spray it with compressed air from the outside in? Open to better ideas on how I might do this. thanks Brian

    https://wynnenv.com/products-page/cyclone-filter-pricing/13r230nano/


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    Brian, when I originally bought a wynn, they said take it to the car wash and power spray it. Now they say not to. I've had reasonable luck over a decade now just blasting compressed air from outside.
    Tip: Use a long-reach aluminum blowgun extension - like a 24" from HFT. Bend it to help you reach better. Pinch the end down to a slit, which creates more of a sweeping air blast than a cone - seems to be more efficient. I also try to blast the inside by angling it through a plug-able hole in bottom of clean out bin. I made a BBirch and polycarbonate circular clean out clamped to bottom with a return line and blast gate, feeding back to the cyclone as a makeshift self-cleaning routine. A few years in the morphing, but works pretty well.

    Cyclone Bottom clean out.jpg



    Sorry for low quality- first upload to YT - guess I've got some learning to do to preserve definition, but I think you get the idea. It's almost a fun routine!

    Jeff
    Last edited by Jeff Roltgen; 10-16-2021 at 1:19 PM. Reason: Video link

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    thanks Jeff much appreciated.
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    From the Wynn Environmental FAQ:

    "Our woodworking filters are cleaned-down from the outside with about 60 PSI of compressed air. Just use your blow-off nozzle."

    https://wynnenv.com/faq/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush Paul View Post
    From the Wynn Environmental FAQ:

    "Our woodworking filters are cleaned-down from the outside with about 60 PSI of compressed air. Just use your blow-off nozzle."

    https://wynnenv.com/faq/
    Yes, I do that now, but wondered if creekers had any tricks. Brian
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    If possible, take it outside and use a leaf blower. This really annoys 1 of my neighbors but after a minute or 2 the dust settles and I sweep it up

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    I also use compressed air via a blow gun. In addition I put the hose from my shop vac into the center of the cartridge to help minimize the amount of dust escaping. I swear I could do this for 2-3 hrs and still dislodge a substantial amount of dust.

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    Iíve used both a leaf blower and compressed air in the past. I have two dust collectors in my shop, a cyclone up on the wall with two Wynn filters and a roll-around Jet. The last time I had to really clean the Wynn filters I made a little set up where the filters sat on top of a box that had the dust collection to the Jet. I just turned it on and used compressed air, very little mess but still took forever!

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    thanks. appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Force View Post
    If possible, take it outside and use a leaf blower. This really annoys 1 of my neighbors but after a minute or 2 the dust settles and I sweep it up

    another good idea. I just have a small pancake compressor so it runs out of air fast. brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Krawford View Post
    I also use compressed air via a blow gun. In addition I put the hose from my shop vac into the center of the cartridge to help minimize the amount of dust escaping. I swear I could do this for 2-3 hrs and still dislodge a substantial amount of dust.

    I did that also, but like you said, it kept coming. brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bartley View Post
    Iíve used both a leaf blower and compressed air in the past. I have two dust collectors in my shop, a cyclone up on the wall with two Wynn filters and a roll-around Jet. The last time I had to really clean the Wynn filters I made a little set up where the filters sat on top of a box that had the dust collection to the Jet. I just turned it on and used compressed air, very little mess but still took forever!

    Earlier Jeff's comment made me think about putting a gamma lid and bucket on the bottom of the filter with a hole in the side of the bucket for my shop vac to collect what I blow off. thanks brian
    Brian

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    I've got a wynn on mine, and you're right, the dust just keeps coming out. I sat it down on the concrete driveway and blasted it from outside with 60 psi, like recommended. I kept on moving it around the driveway and it kept leaving piles of dust. Amazing how much dust was inbedded. Probably did that 15 times till I got tired of doing it and pronounced it clean enough to myself. Randy
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    It might depends on which Wynn filter you have. I have a 100% spun bond filter which can be washed, I just used a garden hose nozzle. I vacuumed out the inside first to get the bulk of the dust first then wash. If you wash, plan on leaving it for a few days unless you're in the desert. It can take mine a few days to dry out depending on drying conditions.

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