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Compact C9 filter cap
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Post# 394649   7/10/2018 at 21:37 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I have a question that need answered here, i own a Compact Electra Model C9 and the filter cap has no filter in it. Was pretty beat up so i took it out put t he cap back on ,is it necessary to have filter in the diffuser exhaust cap on a Compact C9 ? Because now my Compact C9 has the exhaust cap back on but no filter in it ,on google image i see compact whit filters in the exhaust cap and some whit out.
My c9 has a paper enviro care bag a cloth bag motor filter and the cap .

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Post# 394691 , Reply# 1   7/11/2018 at 14:32 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Just not sure if i should put a filter in cap

Post# 394730 , Reply# 2   7/12/2018 at 00:03 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Personally for everyday use I like having the HEPA filter on the exhaust. I believe even in vintage vacuums filtration is very important. With vacuums with just a cloth bag I always run an air filter . Never mind the content of this video it just shows how I run my compact.

Post# 394733 , Reply# 3   7/12/2018 at 00:21 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Nice gold compact

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sweeet compact !!!
i always use a paper bag and cloth bag motor filter and exhaust filter cap so my compact has 4 stage of filtration cuz i use the paper bag and cloth bag together .

BTW i heard the filter fresh can reduce air flow from exhaust is that true i only run the filter cap on mine

Post# 394762 , Reply# 4   7/12/2018 at 12:25 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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That filter was to help catch carbon dust from the motor brushes. It helped, but did not eliminate it. Filter Fresh (HEPA) is best for filtration, but remember to change it!

Many vacuums suffer a little suction loss when you pop a filter on it's exhaust, especially if the user does not replace it as required.

Some users line the cloth bag with a HEPA bag, or add a HEPA motor filter; but if the exhaust is not filtered, it's spitting stuff out.

Question is: how much suction do you really need, and how much filtration do you want for the job you're doing and the vac you have?

It's really your call ~

Post# 394764 , Reply# 5   7/12/2018 at 12:58 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Personally i use a Paper bag by envirocare and a cloth bag a motor filter foam style and the diffuser blower cap whit filterette inside i have not notice such a big loss in power probably due to the fact i use a paper bag inside the cloth bag as added filtration

Post# 394771 , Reply# 6   7/12/2018 at 16:26 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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at vacuumdevil could you show more of your compact i own a c9 im a huge compact fan do you have a electric hose and all the kit ?

Post# 394777 , Reply# 7   7/12/2018 at 17:39 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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the compact whit the filter cap on whit filter inserted feels a bit warmer to the touch maybe my filter is to tick maybe?

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Post# 395263 , Reply# 8   7/19/2018 at 11:23 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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i found a clean filter to insert in the filter Cap works well the vacuum dont get hot and lots of air flow still

Post# 399399 , Reply# 9   10/10/2018 at 20:26 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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if i put afilter in the filter cap makes my compact c9 run hott and chokes performance and air flow so il run her whit a open blower port and never mind if its loud the motor in my COMPACT C9 is big and powerfull i dont want it to run hot so forget the filter in the cap if i put one it runs hot

Post# 399415 , Reply# 10   10/11/2018 at 15:05 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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I agree with the other replies, a HEPA filter added to the back would be best for regular use. If it's a seldom-used collection piece then I wouldn't worry about it too much though, however I do believe you use yours more frequently :)

It wouldn't be unusual for it to get a little warm, but if it get too hot then I would also leave the filter off. Maybe skip a HEPA filter and get one that would be a little less restrictive?

Post# 399417 , Reply# 11   10/11/2018 at 17:07 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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only thing i have in mine is enviro care paper bag cloth bag foam motor filter and cap whit filter maybe its to restrive the material i had for now i leave the cap on no filter runs cooler she is my daily driver

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