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2016-01-07 14:30:14 Post No. 926430
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I bought a Dust Deputy not too long ago to use with my tuckpoint grinder when I repointed my basement. It worked ok, but it seems like the fine particles were making it to the vacuum filter and I had to shake it out two or three times while repointing because I noticed less was being sucked up due to the clogged filter. Something similar happened when I used it to suck up drywall dust. I know these two substances aren't really what the Dust Deputy was meant to suck up, but it has worked pretty well otherwise. Is there a way that I could put a "water filter" between the vacuum and the dust deputy to potentially capture more of these particles without severely degrading the cfm performance? I was thinking something basic, like another 5 gallon bucket with a pvc inlet tube going down to ~3 inches from the bottom of the bucket and the outlet (leading to the vacuum) at the lid, and filling the bucket up about halfway or so with water. My only concern would be a larger suction would be generated and the water would be sucked out of the bucket in whole or in part. Also, I would probably need something to diffuse the air moving into the water so it's not a large glob of air rushing through. Any ideas?