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Old 05-02-2017, 04:55 PM
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Default Hurricane vac filter

I purchased a used kick-butt machine that has a Hurricane vacuum.
Should I have a filter to keep the dust particles out of the vac system? Or is that not a concern?
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:32 PM
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I would think that the spoilboard is as good a filter as you could get. The vac pulls through the spoilboard so where would you put a filter?
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:08 PM
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I just bought mine new, and took delivery a few weeks ago. During the orientation, I was told by Camaster tech support that it was absolutely essential.

I thought the same thing about the spoilboard being as good a filter as any, but he explained that there is always the possibility that particles could be introduced in the event you have a tool crash through the spoilboard, or the glue for the spoilboard has failed to make a 100% seal.

For my money, I put one on. I figure the filter should last close to forever if I do everything right, and it will save the vac system if I make a mistake.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:16 AM
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My spoilboard is bolted to the Phenolic Plenum. I have slots cut into it because i use clamps more than vacuum. When I need to use the vacuum, I remove the spoilboard and put a bleeder board on. Each time I remove the spoil, there is a small amount of dust in the plenum.

I have a pipe going to each zone so 4 intakes into the Hurricane. I think i will need to put a filter at each intake.. Do you have a pic of your filter?
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:11 AM
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It is hard to see in this pic, but it is being supported on the side with a plywood rest. It is under my machine, and easy to reach for me.

It is also worth noting that Camaster support does NOT recommend putting the system under your router, but I called the vac system company directly about this, and they tell me that the issue with this is air not having enough freedom of movement - especially at the exhaust port. They (the hurricane folks) were able to tell me the requirements, and I have more than met them, so I went for it. It was a great space saver.

Oh, and by the way, only one filter for 4 zones on mine. Seems to work fine to me, and this is how it was supplied by Camaster.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:57 AM
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Wow! That is quite the PVC routing project!
I have mine mounted under the table but there is nothing on the bottom of the Hurricane. The airflow coming out the bottom is unobstructed. I just got some information from the manufacturer for making a PVC manifold. It looks a little bulky.. I'm looking at an inline filter made for chemicals that I can mount in each of my supply lines. Still reading about it ..... so I'm not sure it will work or not.
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