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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 04:45 PM

Bert, my 24X36 shop is tightly insulated and heated with a propane heater with its own tank.There has been no difference in my propane usage since venting the DC outside. The metal vent pipe doesn’t even get warm. Possibly, the metal can used for the separator, might get warm but that heat would dissipate into the shop, anyway.


“As to the filter, I just discarded it and the bag and vented the dust dictly through an outside wall. Freed up a ton of space and no bags to empty and no worries about airborne dust”
You have to be careful about venting outside if you have an heated or air conditioned shop as the DC will pull so much air out.
I tried that with my clear view but ti was pulling so much air out that it created a vacuum in my shop.
I had to reinstall the filters in my shop, it works very well now.

- b2rtch


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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