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Radiator Filter?
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:35:13 PM »
I've never seen this topic addressed.  How do you guys with water cooled engines keep sawdust from clogging the radiator?  Especially cutting dry hardwood or cedar, and the wind is blowing toward the engine.

I use an air conditioner filter, but then you have to keep it swept off to keep the engine from running hot.

 

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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 10:49:23 PM »
Change the fan to blow out thru the radiator rather than suck thru it, it will also then sling the dust away from the radiator.
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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 11:02:20 PM »
Change the fan to blow out thru the radiator rather than suck thru it, it will also then sling the dust away from the radiator.

Sounds like that would suck it in and clog the inside of the radiator instead of the outside?
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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 11:27:41 PM »
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Then just put the filter on the other side.    :) :)

Dust in the air is going to get to the radiator regardless which way it is blowin air. Filter the incoming side.
Change the filter when it gets clogged up. Your arrangement looks like it would work the best.

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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 09:23:42 AM »
They have reversing clutches for industrial equipment but I don't know if they come that small.

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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 09:37:45 AM »
Some of the old stuff you could change the pitch of the fan blades for winter or summer.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009, 09:50:15 AM »
A rotary screen like would be found on a swather or combine would be the cat's meow if it wasn't too bulky. They work really well.   Stan

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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 09:55:31 AM »
The plastic air filters for a/c units work good. You can just hose them off when done cutting and let them air dry before tomorrow's work.
The combine screen would work also, but it is bulky as mentioned earlier.
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Re: Radiator Filter?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 04:20:12 PM »
I would be concerned that by installing a filter that you would be restricting the air flow even more. But then again I have never had a real problem with the radiator clogging up. When I bring the mill in, I give it a bath with a garden hose, and flush the fins of the radiator while I am at it. (Motor is cold).
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