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11-28-2006, 12:18 PM
I have been reading alot about the cyclone filtration systems the last few days and thought hit me or rather the question. Has anyone adapted the same shop system to a house system for general house cleaning?
11-28-2006, 03:11 PM
I'm sure Ed will have something useful to say about this, but I'll put my voice in here too. A vacuum system and a dust collection system do mostly the same job, i.e., pull particulates and dust out of one location and collect it in another, but they work with different methods. The cyclone works by moving large volumes of air at low pressures (vacuums), and the vacuum works by moving much smaller volumes of air at much higher vacuums.
In a dust collection system, you need high volumes of air because you are trying to snatch small dust particles that are suspended in the air. In a vacuum system, you don't need so much air, because what you are trying to pick up is usually resting on a surface (or in a carpet), but you need high vacuums because you have frequent restrictions of air flow, which focuses the suction in a small area. (Desirable for picking up things that don't naturally float along in the air.)
I could be wrong, but I think if you had a high-volume, high-vacuum system, you'd need a truck engine to power it.
11-28-2006, 04:00 PM
Matt, you did a great job answering this question. I couldn't have said it better myself. However, it would be possible to adapt our mini CV06 cyclone to a whole house vacuum system and use the mini cyclone to separate out the dust.
11-29-2006, 06:58 AM
I appreciate both of your replies. My work shop is fairly small but after reading Bill Lentz's comments on the dust particles making into the home affecting my spouse and children...well that concerns me. My woodworking hobbies extend usually to the weekends, so when I generate sawdust it is confined to those days; however, I do need something that can keep the air cleaner.
Has anyone used any kind of ionic air filtration system in conjunction with the cyclone system?
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