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Old 02-05-2016, 07:19 PM   #41
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So far so good. Finally got 2 machines that don't have the power cycling issue and very happy with them.

Done a few tests in best layout.

One machine I run in the area I was working creating dust. The other one I put in another room adjacent to the one I was working and taped off. I then had that creating a negative pressure.

The one working in negative pressure mode was catching vastly more dust than the one that was in the area I was working creating the dust so when you can run them in negative pressure mode.

Here's a picture of the layout when running them in separate areas. I am currently running them both in negative pressure mode and they are working good. I will get a picture tomorrow side by side so you can see how dirty the filters are.

Customer feed back has been great.

The current job they are amazed there is zero dust in any rooms from the work. Their cleaner even mentioned how clean the house was too as she normally hates cleaning houses as demo is going on.

So basically they are already paying for them self. I charge $400 for 2 machines or $200 for the one machine depending on layout of jobs and size.

Thanks for the update!
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:45 PM   #42
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Some how the second statement makes a lie of the first. How many were shipped messed up?

1st was bad. 2nd was bad, 3rd one was good 4th one was good. The owner of build clean called me and apologized as this issue was meant to be fixed but it seems there were still some being sent out. I couldn't have handled the way the older ones worked. Very irritating to say the least. The updated ones are as I expect them to be and work great.
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Glad they are working for you.
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Are they loud?

Edit: I see this has been answered already.

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Are they loud?

Edit: I see this has been answered already.

I am there today finishing some bits up so will use my DB meter to give you a comparison the the Festool vac. From hearing alone they sound pretty close.
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Some how the second statement makes a lie of the first. How many were shipped messed up?
I think when they shipped me #2 I would have opted for a different brand...but BC is kinda and allows a maximum of 3 strikes.
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Mine does the power cut out thing too. I just assumed it was how it sampled the air for the speed setting. I guess I should call them up?


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I knew that it was not normal as Travis didn't have the issue. was very happy with the design, the performance, the function etc etc not not the issue the first 2 had.

Dodger a DB reading but forgot my dedicated DB meter so had to use my app based one but it gives a good idea of difference in noise they make

Build clean on flat out is 71db at 1 meter
Festool CT26 on flat out is 77db at 1 meter.

Here's both systems. The one on the left was the one always on negative pressure. As you can see vastly more dust caught in the ore filter.

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I knew that it was not normal as Travis didn't have the issue. was very happy with the design, the performance, the function etc etc not not the issue the first 2 had.

Dodger a DB reading but forgot my dedicated DB meter so had to use my app based one but it gives a good idea of difference in noise they make

Build clean on flat out is 71db at 1 meter
Festool CT26 on flat out is 77db at 1 meter.

Here's both systems. The one on the left was the one always on negative pressure. As you can see vastly more dust caught in the ore filter.


One of the build clean guys actually called me up after seeing this thread. They said you really got their engineers attention.


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One of the build clean guys actually called me up after seeing this thread. They said you really got their engineers attention.


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I think it was more of the power of a Internet forum. Didn't get many answers until I started this thread and I guess it moved higher up the food chain after it was posted. The good thing is they were fast about getting me new machines out. No issues with service that's for sure which is important to me when you are charging a premium to the customers for a system that has to do its job.
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I think it was more of the power of a Internet forum. Didn't get many answers until I started this thread and I guess it moved higher up the food chain after it was posted. The good thing is they were fast about getting me new machines out. No issues with service that's for sure which is important to me when you are charging a premium to the customers for a system that has to do its job.
Wow think about all the guys they potentially screwed who bought their product and thought "Wow this must be hoe it is supposed to work."
Your "No issues with service" only came after you "outed" them here" It was a good thing for contractors in general you went Buildclean. Had you went with the other choices you would not have had any issues and they would still be sending out faulty products.
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Wow think about all the guys they potentially screwed who bought their product and thought "Wow this must be hoe it is supposed to work."
Your "No issues with service" only came after you "outed" them here" It was a good thing for contractors in general you went Buildclean. Had you went with the other choices you would not have had any issues and they would still be sending out faulty products.
He's the fvckin batman of the construction industry.
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We have had ours for almost a year without 1 issue. Well the ground broke off the cord.
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Wow think about all the guys they potentially screwed who bought their product and thought "Wow this must be hoe it is supposed to work."

Your "No issues with service" only came after you "outed" them here" It was a good thing for contractors in general you went Buildclean. Had you went with the other choices you would not have had any issues and they would still be sending out faulty products.

I don't think that any we're screwed as most of the people who have them even early adopters don't have the issue I had. I'm guessing there was a batch of units with that issue and the owner said it was meant to be fixed but maybe some slipped through. Travis had his a while now and he didn't have that issue. If anything they went above what they had to. They next day aired me a new unit on the replacements without having to send the others back. At one point I had 4 units on the job. Most company's want the faulty unit back before sending out a replacement. To me that's great service. No brand is immune to issues either so there's no guarantee the other brands would have not had issues either but if they did would they have next day aired me replacements.
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Did they publish a service bulletin about it?
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Did they publish a service bulletin about it?

No idea. I wouldn't have been sent anything anyway as my units were already exchanged.
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Where can i get one in toronto
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Wow think about all the guys they potentially screwed who bought their product and thought "Wow this must be hoe it is supposed to work."
Your "No issues with service" only came after you "outed" them here" It was a good thing for contractors in general you went Buildclean. Had you went with the other choices you would not have had any issues and they would still be sending out faulty products.
That was my issue since the first post. His first call in got the "this is how it is supposed to work" defacto statement. Imagine how many people bought these running improperly. Its good that they did you right, but there are potentially customers out there who do not know that.

Time to fix their level 1 customer service!
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So here's the other more interesting question- and really we may have no answer- is how much of the dust you were creating smaller than 1 micron. There are plenty of dust management devices (which are substantially cheaper and move much more air) as long as you do not need HEPA filtration. How much more life you think you can get from those pre filters?
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Well I have been sanding drywall the last couple of days and the ore filters are caked in dust but still working great.

no idea about dust particle size but the room I'm filtering into don't have a spec of dust and I have been doing a bunch of work from cutting CBU to sanding drywall. They clear the room fairly quickly too.

I'm curious as to when the pre filter will need to be changed. I thought they would have already would have but sensors still show its fine even with how much is caked on them.

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