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Old 05-16-2017, 07:38 PM
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Concentrator has no filter

So the mfg said the the visionaire V has no filters. Yet mine was beeping all the time. I opened it up and looked for days for a filter. What I saw was making me more crazy. The compressor had one line coming from it . One line only so how was the air getting to the compressor? I really got mad and decided to rip it apart. So I said the last rites for the conc and started the massacre .
The compressor was on springs and to take out the hose going to it was not easy in the small working space . I eventually had the compressor in my hands. No filter in sight. I started taking out screws and eventually took out the end caps. No filter inside the cavity on the end.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:43 PM
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I took some pics of the end cap and while looking at the pics I found the sucker. Hidden on the cap. Yes I can sleep once more.
Thanks Jordan for the encouragement
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:00 PM
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I hope I can get parts that don't exist . No manual on the internet.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:49 AM
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They got bought by Chart Industries

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Service Manual (Not for V but should be similar)

Couple suggestions.

You can try washing out the filter in mild soapy water and drying out in the the sun before use. It looks like a polyester non-woven Make sure it is dry, the pump doesn't like water.
You could probably use a piece of Air Handler filter media cut to size or a couple pre-filters from a respirator cartridge.
Heck you could probably use the entire respirator cartridge and stitch it together.
In a pinch find a new foam filter for lawnmowers. Don't use if oily. The sieve beds don't like to be contaminated.

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I am fascinated by this concept. Is it a multiple dimension time travel trick or what? Shipping must be expensive.
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I hope I can get parts that don't exist . No manual on the internet.
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I am fascinated by this concept. Is it a multiple dimension time travel trick or what? Shipping must be expensive.
3D printer.

If you can draw it in a 3-d cad program (and that's a whole 'nother challenge), you can probably make it or have it made.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:46 PM
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If you can draw it in a 3-d cad program (and that's a whole 'nother challenge), you can probably make it or have it made.
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From their web site....quote ...The VisionAire is almost maintenance free and filter free that eliminates inconvenient and pricey maintenance and repair costs. It uses only 290 watts of power; about half the amount of electricity used by other home concentrators.... end quote.
So how do you buy a filter that does not exist. Pete can use his mojo to make one.
Thanks for the replies Brian. And Richard. Washed dried and installed . So far so goood
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DIY

I make my own when needed.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#foam-air-filters/=17ojs0k

I run this stuff external on my car air cleaners too because we have a lot of very fine dust in the dry seasons. Works like a champ and the paper filters on the cars go forever without clogging. I just wash them out with soap and water every maintenance interval.
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Thanks Dave. I forgot to ask wwdd.
Yes McMaster has been around for a long time. Saved many of us in times of urgent need and when the boss was paying for it.
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