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    Default Muffler bag issues

    I just wanted to ask anyone here about issues they have had with the muffler bag blowing out. I had one that kept coming loose and ended up wrapping tape around the part you insert into the motor exhaust, this worked fine until a hole developed in the bag, and carving as much MDF as I do, this made a bit of a mess to say the least. I ended up ordering a new one when I had to have my motor rebuilt, within just a few carves the new muffler assembly would blow apart, not something I would expect with a brand new part. Is this a common issue with this new C version machine? I have had two other older machines and never had an issue.

    I did contact LHR about it, and their answer was just to wrap tape around the pieces that were coming apart. I dont understand this logic, but its par for the course here. Does anyone have any REAL solutions for this issue?
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    This is what I've done...
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    I like this idea! I think Ill give it a try, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    This is what I've done...
    What is that orange cable going down into the machine along the flexshaft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtylerfl View Post
    What is that orange cable going down into the machine along the flexshaft?
    My try at an air push at the carving head. It is hooked up to an aquarium 4 port air pump.
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    I've had this happen to each CW I've owned and took the red-neck way out. Had an old sock that I stretched over the mufler end. Nice thing is when it gets dirt, I can wash it after shaking it out. Guess I could modify FWHarris idea and run it back through the dust collector. BTW, the DC-Insert I purchased from you really does a great job! I can't say the other DC out there are better or worse, but you can't go wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcough3475 View Post
    I've had this happen to each CW I've owned and took the red-neck way out. Had an old sock that I stretched over the mufler end. Nice thing is when it gets dirt, I can wash it after shaking it out. Guess I could modify FWHarris idea and run it back through the dust collector. BTW, the DC-Insert I purchased from you really does a great job! I can't say the other DC out there are better or worse, but you can't go wrong with it.
    Thank you sir! Yes I tried the old sock idea to. With what I have set up the vacuum bag does a great job on the fine dust coming out of the cut motor. I have thought about hooking it up to my dust collection hose, just have not gone out to find the fittings yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    My try at an air push at the carving head. It is hooked up to an aquarium 4 port air pump.
    Oh, yeah. It was the orange color that made me think it was something "electrical"! I remember years ago when Jeff Birt came up with the blower (air push) idea. I believe he still uses that along with 'vac pull' from the bottom slot of the machine. I was thinking the slot vac might be something pratical for rotary use. Not sure...I would have to re-look at what's under the machine to see if that's feasible or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtylerfl View Post
    What is that orange cable going down into the machine along the flexshaft?
    Naw, that is how he powers the new improved Z motor. A 2 hour carve takes 10 minutes.
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    I just plug my vacuum into the muffler hole. Works great. I don't turn the vacuum on, I just use it for a giant muffler.
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