Ventrac- power decreasing, noise increasing???

johara1

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cut the top off, sit the filter in a vice upright..... take the pleated paper out and look on the inside, thats were everything shows up, it unfolds like an accordion .... do it all the time. Do the same with oil filters you can se trouble on the way before it happens..... jim
 

prs

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I would not bother to cut one without the large pipe cutter or filter cutter. If you do, yes the media will show any metal in bright light/sun light.

prs
 

johara1

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Yes, you will contaminate the results, the only way to cut one with a grinder and a cut off blade is up side down and keep the contamination at the upper end and disregard it .... jim
 
  
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I will try cutting it upside down to minimize contamination.

btw I have 6-8 hours on the Ventrac since filter changes-- still running as it should. Just seems weird that at slightly over 100 hrs I was losing hydraulic pressure due to filter restrictions.
 
 
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