Jet Air Cleaner 1micron Replace Or Vacuum Clean - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Jet Air cleaner 1micron replace or vacuum clean


i have a shop air cleaner that is about 10 years old and over years I've been replace just the outer 12" x 24" air cleaner. Just recently I was using this air cleaner while cutting tile and it appears that the fine dust penetrated the cheap first stage air cleaner from HD (bought the cheap one) and is embedded in the internal 1micron air filter which is reminds me of some operating room mask. The clean side of the 1 micron filter is fine. I started vacuuming the 1 micron filter then I thought that I might be ruining the filter by radically removing what these filter micro structures may have caught, as it's supposed to.

Anyway, I just wanted to ask you guys what you thought.

A replacement is $69.00 (btw, it looks like a bunch of wind-socks). then again 6.90/year aint bad. then again, i'm cheap, ocd, all of the above. this is also keeping me away from my main task of planing wood today...

Note to self: always get an exterior 1 micron or washable filter, to save the secondary 1 micron filter.




racerken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 851
Rewards Points: 744

Just pay the $69 for a new filter.


Seattle2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
Mold!! Let's kill it!
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,849
Rewards Points: 2,012

Let's see if I understand this. You want to vacuum off the outside surface of a dust filter to try to stretch it's life? So the dust that you suck off of the filter is going to go airborne as it exits the vacuum cleaner. So then you are breathing the dust that you trapped on the filter. There is a flaw in the logic there. Toss the filter and buy a new one. Secondly, a 1 micron prefilter to protect your one micron secondary is going to seriously restrict your airflow. Does the dust collector have a magnahelic gauge on it to tell you when the filter is dirty? Particle size is important, but so is proper airflow.
Maintenance 6 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacuum cleaner plug scorch marks dfiddler Safety 6 09-02-2013 07:53 AM
Clean or Replace duct work? judwun HVAC 2 11-07-2011 02:21 PM
Electronic Air Cleaner repair BGI-YYZ HVAC 4 10-03-2011 06:58 PM
What kind of tile and how to clean? worrywort Tiling, ceramics, marble 1 04-06-2010 07:50 AM
Good equipment to use for carpet cleaning? Beth777 General DIY Discussions 5 08-29-2008 08:16 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1