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Questions and Answers for Dustopper PRO High Efficiency Cyclonic Dust Separator, 12 in. Dia with 2.5 in. Hose, 36 in. L with 2 High-Flow Sweep Elbows

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Model #HD12B

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  • Made of durable, anti-static resin for the toughest jobs
  • Enhanced suction and separation power to catch particles easily
  • High-flow 90 sweep elbows contribute to improved CFM performance

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Q:Can this Duststopper suck larger debris say 2-3” (vinyl floor and glues) into the bucket without blockage?
by|Feb 2, 2024
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A:  The pick up hose diameter is 2 1/2" so any pieces larger will not pass through. Smaller pieces/chunks will go into the separator and drop into the bucket. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at info@dustopper.com.

by|Feb 6, 2024

    A:  Great question, and thank you for asking! Generally, if the debris has a chance of clogging in the vacuum’s pickup hose, it will also have a chance of doing the same in the Dustopper. Dustopper can occasionally deal with a small piece of wood or debris, but it is not intended to collect larger debris. We would love to learn more about your need. Please email us at info@dustopper.com. While we may not have a solution now, we may have one in the future based on the need!

    by|Feb 6, 2024
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      Q:I like this; however, I prefer a larger collection "bucket", i.e., like 20 gallons or so. Will this fit a standard trash can?
      by|Jan 30, 2024
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      A:  Yes, there are modifications you can make to use just about any receptacle. See this article from our website: https://www.dustopper.com/diy-how-to-make-the-dustopper-work-on-a-larger-bucket/ If you have additional questions, feel free to email us at info@dustopper.com.

      by|Jan 31, 2024
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        Q:Can I vacuum vermiculite with this?
        by|Jan 29, 2024
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        A:  Separation of vermiculite should not be a problem. In fact, the vermiculite itself should be quite easy to vacuum up. If there is a percentage of the vermiculite that is powder or residue caused by the manufacturing process, there may be a need to ground the Dustopper for optimal results, AND you should also use HEPA filtration on your vacuum. If you have concerns that other airborn particulate could impose a health risk, you should take additional precautions to protect yourself. Some vacuums have the provision of using HEPA filtration in leiu of the filter supplied with the orignal vacuum purchase. Keep in mind that nearly everything you vacuum up will go into the pail beneath the Dustopper. This alone will greatly extend the workability of the HEPA filtration inside the vacuum. Be sure to read the filter manufacturer's specifications for HEPA performance. Some filter makers may require both a bag filter and a pleated filter inside the vacuum. Wearing a suitable face mask is always recommended. If there is a gap between results and expectations, please feel free to contact us at info@dustopper.com for additional support. You can also visit dustopper.com for answers to similar questions.

        by|Mar 6, 2024
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          Q:Would my 6 gal ryobi 18v wet dry vacuum have enough flow to use with this device?
          by|Jan 28, 2024
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          A:  We recommend using a vacuum with at least 5 horsepower for optimum efficiency. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at info@dustopper.com.

          by|Jan 29, 2024

            A:  From my experience, cyclones used for separating dust from flowing air work best when they have reasonably good air flow. A 5HP powered vacuum will generally produce 140 CFM or more. Battery powered vacuums are typically in the range of 50 CFM.

            by|Jan 30, 2024
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              Q:What is the purpose of the small block of wood included in the package?
              by|Jan 11, 2024
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              A:  That is a gasket inserter tool for you to use to install the foam gasket into the channel of your Dustopper PRO. The two-sided color instruction sheet inside the plastic bag explains how to use it. If you have additional questions, feel free to email us at info@dustopper.com. Thank you.

              by|Feb 28, 2024
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                Q:Will this separate gypsum or wallboard dust?
                by|Dec 8, 2023
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                A:  Here is the answer taken from our website: The Dustopper will work with drywall dust and other fine dust, but you will more than likely end up with some very fine dust still in your wet/dry vacuum. This is something that all compact cyclonic separators have an issue with. We continue to work on ways to improve efficiency, but here are our recommendations and best practices to ensure your filter stays clean while working with drywall, sawdust and other fine dusts. More horsepower is better for cyclonic separation, that is why we recommend using a wet/dry vacuum with 5.0 HP or better. You may see some of the finest dust get through, but if everything is running and connecting well, you will see good results. We encourage this for anyone working with fine dust, including drywall, concrete, etc. Fabric or foam pre-filters help you stop the last bit of dust from entering into your filter and are easy to clean. You can knock it off and keep using it, or you can wash them after use. We highly recommend the FilterPal. If you do not have a pre-filter or do not wish to purchase one, we recommend using high-efficiency dust bags as a substitute. The Dustopper will stop the majority of the dust, so you will rarely have to replace the bags which means even less time and money replacing the filter. You can find them at Home Depot or any other hardware store. If you have the Dustopper PRO, skip this step. For the original orange Dustopper only. The less air leaks, the better the separation. When it comes to fines, we highly recommend using Adhesive, Closed Cell 1/16″ Neoprene Foam Tape – 3/8” Width as a gasket on the bottom of the Dustopper. This will create a tighter seal that will help with fine separation. Simply place the tape around the flat bottom part that touches the ring of the bucket. Connect your Dustopper using a 7-foot, 2.5-inch hose. This will help maintain good airflow. Better airflow helps improve separation efficiency. A skinnier hose causes restriction, which impacts fines separation. A longer hose also negatively impacts the airflow, so avoid extra-long hoses. If you have additional questions, please email us at info@dustopper.com.

                by|Jan 8, 2024
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                  Q:Can this dust separator be used to collect wood chips from planers, saws. and jointers? I am considering mounting the separator on a 50 gallon barrel.
                  by|Dec 5, 2023
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                  A:  Yes! The Dustopper PRO excels when used with a variety of planers, saws, and jointers. Be aware planers create a great amount of static. We recommend utilizing the included grounding hardware kit to your Dustopper PRO. Please see our website for additional information on static grounding. If you have additional questions, please email us at info@dustopper.com.

                  by|Jan 8, 2024
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                    Q:what percentage of .3 particles or larger does the Dustopper Pro claim it captures?
                    by|Nov 27, 2023
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                    A:  Thank you for your question. We are not able to respond without being provided with additional details. We assume you are making reference to a particle size of .3 microns, which is the basis for claiming a filter is certified as a HEPA, or High Efficiency Particulate Arrester (air filter). To be certified as HEPA compliant, a filter must be capable of separating 99.97% of all particles measuring .3 microns or larger. We are not able to identify any cyclones that can separate at this level. Users that demand HEPA filtration are recommended to have a HEPA rated filter as the part of their dust collection setup. When HEPA filters are used in conjunction with cyclonic pre-separation, their useful life is greatly extended.

                    by|Jan 15, 2024
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                      A:  Cyclones are measured by their cut point , or what size particle has a 50/50 chance of being separated. The .3 particles referenced in the question seems to compare performance to a HEPA type of filter which is a different filtration technology.

                      by|Jan 8, 2024
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                        Q:Hello will this device keep foul odors that are vacuumed contained to the 5 gallon bucket to prevent the internals of the vacuum from smelling foul? Every fall my garage shop gets swarmed with Stink Bugs and I wind up throwing away every vacuum I use.
                        by|Sep 14, 2023
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                        A:  Oh no! As far as containing the odor, since it's not a sealed system I would say no BUT you could add baking soda or charcoal pellets or briquettes to the bottom of the bucket to absorb the odor. Dumping the bucket right away after vacuuming them up too would help. Feel free to email us at info@dustopper.com to further brainstorm solutions for this challenge.

                        by|Nov 3, 2023
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                          A:  Dustopper should collect 100% of the stink bugs you pick up with your vacuum. You might consider immediately burying the bugs and washing out the collection pail with soap and water. If a foul smell remains in the pail, rinse with bleach and water.

                          by|Sep 28, 2023
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                            Q:How tall is the assembled dust collector? I am looking for a measurement from the bottom of the bucket to the top of the elbow above the cyclone. Thanks
                            by|Sep 5, 2023
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                            A:  From the top of the Dustopper High Flow 90-degree sweep elbow to the bottom of the bucket is 21". If you need additional information, please contact us directly at info@dustopper.com. Thank you.

                            by|Jan 4, 2024
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