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vacuum filter possibility

updated sat 1 nov 97


Paul Sternberg on fri 31 oct 97

Hi folks,

Gortex has been producing drum filters for Genie, Shop-Vac, Hoover and
Craftsman shop vacuums which claim to be 99.7 % effective down to 0.3
microns. The filter is washable. I have one, and it is definitely
superior to standard filters.

As a healthier alternative for those who can't yet afford a professional
vacuum system, I thought this might be an option. Obviously, its use
would still require common sense in terms of vacuum maintenance, filter
cleaning, wearing a respirator, etc..

Any thoughts from the safety pundits would be welcome. I'm trying to
help - not create a false sense of security.

My source is Home Depot - which sells the Genie, Shop-Vac and Hoover
models for about $20.00. The Craftsman model goes for about $29.00. As
we all know, prices my vary a touch depending on the local competition.
I happen to be in Atlanta. Lowes might also have them.