A few years back we bought a polishing cabinet and hood setup for
the shop. It is an Arbe unit from Jules Borel in Kansas City. It
came with the silencer (which most suppliers charge extra for) and
was at least 100 dollars cheaper than other suppliers. I’ve been
very pleased with it. Unfortunately the filters now need to be
replaced. It has fourteen cloth bags. Is there any way to wash
these filters? They have a steel bar along the bottom and metal at
the top with a hard felt type edging around the top for sealing. I
realize that you are supposed to refine the bags, but if they were
swept out very well with a shop vac before washing would you really
lose that much gold? Replacing the filters is an expensive option. I
was wondering if anybody in Orchid had either washed or cleaned
their filters and how they did it. I am concerned about the hard
felt that seals the top from losing it’s shape and sealing ability.
Another question is how to keep the metal parts from rusting after?
James S. Cantrell CMBJ