I’m using a Fein Turbo I with the pro suckit dust boot on my OF. When hogging out material during roughing passes I sometimes get clogging of the hose right where it connects to the dust boot. Sometimes I hear the change in pitch from the vacuum, sometimes I don’t. The Fein pretty quickly starts exhausting much hotter air when this happens of course. I was thinking about installing the reverse of a pressure relief valve (vacuum relief valve?) that is adjustable so I could find the sweet spot to feed the starving vacuum when I fail to catch the clog. Any ideas/suggestions?
I’ve never thought about this before but it seems others have… there are off the shelf air relief valves readily available for central vac systems that you could use.
I’ve not had any problem with this issue yet but have the same concerns, especially when I’m in another part of the house while the 1F is running.
I’m wondering if a simple Studor/air admitance valve for plumbing might do the trick. The spring in them may be too weak and reduce efficiency at this level of vacuum though. I’m remote to any big box stores but will attempt to grab one this week & report back if it seems to work for this purpose.
paulc I don’t have an answer but a question. Is the Fein Turbo reasonably quiet? Shop vacs are the loudest thing in my shop. Is the cost worth the quiet? Thanks.
Paul, the Fein Turbo is very quiet, but that was actually only the second consideration when I purchased it. The first was that the Fein’s have a reputation for holding up well to being run for extended periods of time - most shop vacs are only on for a few minutes at a time, not the hours when making a detailed carve. For me, worth every penny.
I also own the Fein Turbo 1 and agree with John’s points. I’ve been using it for several months now and also feel it’s been worth every penny. I did pair it up with the dust deputy which is working out very well.
I also sometimes get clogs in the hose, both ends, so have been watching this thread…