Please be aware of all shipping deadlines before placing your order - we cannot guarantee ANY orders will arrive before Christmas!

To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.

by jaigh_taylor on Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:07 am

From what I can gather on the epilog website, it seems that you're required to vent the machine to the outside. I've seen a few setups involving a filter and was wondering if that's a personal preference or what drove that choice?
jaigh_taylor
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:04 am

by jaigh_taylor on Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:57 am

Forty two views and not a single reply?

Do I have bad breath or something? Crikey!
jaigh_taylor
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:04 am

by adafruit on Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:09 am

you should -always- filter even if venting to the outside
and change the prefilter and carbon often
there's laws regarding venting and pollution but it likely differs per city/state so its up to you to research it. OSHA may have more info
User avatar
adafruit
 
Posts: 11779
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: nyc

by deemzzzz on Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:46 pm

ladyada wrote:you should -always- filter even if venting to the outside
and change the prefilter and carbon often
there's laws regarding venting and pollution but it likely differs per city/state so its up to you to research it. OSHA may have more info


Sorry - just to follow up... What level of filtration do you mean? A purex filter or a dust collection bag?
deemzzzz
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:41 pm

by adafruit on Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:53 pm

User avatar
adafruit
 
Posts: 11779
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: nyc

Re: To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.

by jaigh_taylor on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:26 pm

How often are you changing carbon and the pre-filter?
jaigh_taylor
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:04 am

Re: To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.

by adafruit on Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:06 pm

change the pre-filter when it is yellow on the inside or you notice that smoke is not being sucked out very fast
change the carbon when you can smell fumes despite having the pre-filter changed. this will happen 'all of a sudden' and you will definitely know when it happens. all of a sudden the room smelled strongly of acrylic. you can get carbon from allerair or whomever you got the filter from.
User avatar
adafruit
 
Posts: 11779
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: nyc

Re: To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.

by jaigh_taylor on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:25 pm

Cool. I should have my air filter (the same one you have) some time next week. Do you know off hand what size the carbon is? I'm trying to find alternative places to procure the carbon since it appears to be fairly prevalent.

Also, thank you so much for putting up the wiki and these forums. They've been an invaluable source of information!
jaigh_taylor
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:04 am

Re: To filter, or not to filter...that is the question.

by adafruit on Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:44 am

no idea. if you find out, add it to the wiki :)
User avatar
adafruit
 
Posts: 11779
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: nyc