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Forum topic by Maximillian posted 07-28-2013 09:54 AM 2083 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2013 09:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust dust collector dust extraction dust deputy oneida cyclone

I have recently bought an Oneida Super Dust Deputy (5” ports) for connection to my 2 Hp duct collector (with fabric bag and plastic lower dust bag.
It occurred to me that I may be able to improve the efficiency over just connecting the Deputy to the dust collector by hose.
I was thinking of removing the motor / fan from the duct collector base and somehow fixing it straight to the top inlet of the dust deputy. That would entail turning the motor on its side. Does anyone know if turning a 2Hp dust collector motor on its side is likely to cause a problem?

Secondly, I was wondering about fitting a different sort of filter than the bag system to the output of the motor/fan. I see that Oneida has what they call a Cartridge Filter Retrofit Kit, which would appear to do the job. Unfortunately, there is no detailed information on the Oneida site about this item.
I would appreciate it if anyone had any thoughts on whether something like this could displace the bags.
If so, would the cartridge be able to be cleaned or would I have to replace it regularly?

Thanks in advance for your help.


-- Max, New Zealand

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 11:37 AM

should be alright…I,m sure other LJs have done it to.


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#2 posted 07-28-2013 12:47 PM

cartridges are designed to be cleaned. my jet cartridge has flappers inside that can be rotated via a handle to loosen dust and particles. with a cyclone (like an oneida SDD) that should be less of an issue as most of the particulate matter drops out of the air stream before it gets to the blower, which is before the filter.

as far as mounting the blower/motor assembly 90° relative to it’s OEM configuration, i’d check with the manufacturer. conceivably, the bearings would be subject to forces different than were anticipated in the original design. they should be able to confirm if the anticipated mounting would present any unfavorable issues.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 02:45 PM

Many an LJ have converted their DCs, with no problem.

My reconfiguration, included a Wynn Enviromental 35A274NANO cartridge filter, Thein pre-seperator and motor/fan reorientation:

For cleaning the cartridge, I need to remove the filter and bring outdoors…..
There are some manufacturers that have a paddle/brush, inside the filter for easy cleaning. There have also been shop made retrofits, for paddles.

The cartridge filter will help to keep your lungs (& shop) cleaner, while increasing the CFM/air flow!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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