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Dust Director® 2 & 3-Motor Barrel Heads - Dry Filtration

2 & 3-Motor Barrel Adaptor for 55 Gallon Drums - Dry Extraction.

Dust Director 2 &  3-Motor Barrel Vacuums
Dry Filtration


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2-Motor Model, #BV-D2000.  Powerful CFM Suction + Waterlift for extracting general purpose dry debris to moist and even wet waste.  Each motor has its own on/off switch.  Includes a 2" x 12' HD Crushproof Hose, Complete Nozzle Kit with 16" Floor Brush & Squeegee on wheels.  

Equipped as follows:  Cyclonic Barrel Head Adaptor, 110 Volt 2-Stage 1000 Watt 8.5 Amp Motors (x 2), 260 Net CFM, 97" H20, 2" Inlet Port, 2" x 12' HD Crushproof Hose, 2" ID Smooth Vinyl Hose Cuff, Complete Nozzle Kit, HEPA Wet/Dry Use Cartridge Filter.  Size:  25" x 25" x 70 lbs., Sound Level:  80dB


$990.00      3-Motor Model, #BV-D2400.  Identical to the above 2-Motor model but with three (3) high CFM motors.  The 3-Motor model is recommended when extracting lighter debris, dust and powders.  

Equipped as follows:  Cyclonic Barrel Head Adaptor, 110 Volt 2-Stage 1000 Watt 8.5 Amp Motors (x 2), 260 Net CFM, 97" H20, 2" Inlet Port, 2" x 12' HD Crushproof Hose, 2" ID Smooth Vinyl Hose Cuff, Complete Nozzle Kit, HEPA Wet/Dry Use Cartridge Filter.  Size:  25" x 25" x 70 lbs., Sound Level:  80dB


DUST EXTRACTION APPLICATION:  Wood dust, general purpose dry and wet debris.  For improved dry powder and dry debris extraction, add the FF-400 Flutter Filter (See below, Accessories.)


IMPORTANT:  All Dust Director Barrel Vacuums use a HD Crushproof Hose.  With the hose extending and curving 3' downward from the drum adaptor the heat generated from the motors using a lightweight hose is known to collapse the hose at the downward curve.



Available Accessories

Assorted Vacuum Hoses.HOSES - Heavy Duty, crushproof, complete with a tank inlet locking cuff and 2" ID smooth soft vinyl hose cuff (to slide over the barrel of a dust control guard or the included 2" Nozzle Kit.

25' x 2" Hose
HD, Crushproof complete with Hose Cuffs



Dust Director Vacuum - Wet Conversion Filter.Wet Conversion Filter   Converts the Dry Pickup Vacuum for Wet Pickup



Flutter Filter Basket - Constantly shakes, beats & flutters, prevents filter blinding without electronic pulsing.

14" Flutter Filter, #FF-400:  $120.00     







The Dust Director Barrel Vacuums with the Cyclonic Adaptor are for installing onto standard size 55 Gallon Drums.

Instantly converts the 55 gallon drum into a large capacity wet/dry vacuum.

A Barrel Vacuum is especially suited for applications when large amounts of debris (general purpose dry, saw dust, nuts, bolts, bullet shells, rubber, liquids, sludge, slurry, etc) need to be conveniently and efficiently vacuumed and contained.


Equipped with a Rugged Steel Constructed Cyclone Adaptor, the adaptor cyclone lays flat and secure on standard size 55 gallon drum.

The cyclonic filter chamber, located inside the Cyclone Adaptor, increases the spiraling high-speed downward whirlpool effect to help keep the extracted debris from reaching and recycling back upwards onto the motors' HEPA cartridge filter.


Without using expensive electronic circuit boards or advanced circuitry, you can expect to extract large volumes of general debris without incurring suction drop.

When lightweight debris is being extracted (such as wood dust), the optional Flutter Filter is highly recommended to prevent premature filter blinding.  For additional information on the Flutter Filter, see next:  14" Flutter Filter.


Powerful, Durable ~ Designed for Heavy-Duty Continuous Use  

Dual fan cooling motor prevents the motors from overheating and extend the motors' life.  While the BV-D2000 is specifically designed for dry debris extraction, the option wet filter cage is easy to install.

Additionally, the Dust Director's unique HEPA rated cartridge filter permits simultaneous dry and wet recovery without the hassle of changing filters during a clean-up project.

The filter is easily removed from its filter cage for washing and re-use.


Uncompromising Power - Our unique but very simple AIRFlow HEPA Filter System guarantees constant high suction power at all times, longer periods of uninterrupted operation, lower maintenance costs and a longer service life.


Are You In Compliance?


OSHA's Silica Dust RuleThe Dust Director® has been used and has figured prominently in just about every silica dust control study since its inception in 2001.

This includes the Dust Director's acknowledgement in OSHA's Final Rule:  Requirement of dust control to keep workers from breathing silica dust - Effective 23 June 2016.


Final Rule - Required CFM Ratings
Is your vacuum in compliance?  Does it have enough CFM?

 *  To comply with OSHA's Standard one of your first steps is to select a vacuum or cyclone that has enough CFM to handle your wheel's diameter.  Use the chart and information below to help you select the model that has enough CFM.

Wheel Diameter * Required CFM Dust Director® Models - CFM Rating
** Vacuum Model
- CFM Rating
** Cyclone Model
- CFM Rating
4.5" 112.5 DD1000 - 130

DD1200 - 140

CP1200 - 160

DD2000 - 260

DD2000S - 260

DD2400 - 318

DD3900 - 447

C2000S - 270

C2400SD - 315

C2400M - 315

C2400B - 315

C3900B - 340

5" 125
6" 150
7" 175
12" 300
14" 350
16" 400
 *  OSHA's Required CFM Rating:  25 CFM or greater per inch of wheel diameter.


OSHA's Silica Dust Exposure Law.  Additional vacuum cleaner information & requirements.  OSHA's Final Rule Is NOW the Law.  Are you in compliance?Ridgid Vacuum.

Comparison.  Are you using a common wet/dry shop vac for dust control?





AIRFLOW HEPA FILTER SYSTEM - Background, Filter Information

AIRFlow HEPA Filtration - the Ultimate Filter System?  The AIRFlow HEPA Filter System includes a HEPA Efficiency Pleated Cartridge Filter and the Self-Cleaning Flutter Filter:


Dust Release & Water Shredding HEPA Cartridge Filter, included with each Dust Director Vacuum & Cyclone.DUST DIRECTOR's CLEAN EXTREME HEPA CARTRIDGE FILTER.  Product Made in the USA.

Utilizing state of the art manufacturing and in house testing, the filter has been specifically designed to provide the performance required for the proper operation of a Dust Director® Vacuum.

Wet & Dry Use + HEPA Rated + Longer Life with Applied PTFE Membrane:  The Non-stick Dust Release & Water Shredding PTFE Membrane enhances the filter's capabilities in several areas, including filtration efficiency (meets or exceeds a HEPA rating), cake release, cake prevention, "extreme" service life.

A filter's base fabric is typically made of woven or felted synthetic fibers, natural fibers or fiberglass.  The membrane is a mechanically applied surface treatment (extremely thin, from 0.4 to 10.0 mils) that requires the filter's fabric for support.

Benefits of the Expanded PTFE in Dust Collection Applications:

Increases Filtration Efficiency to help meet EPA-mandated limits on exhaust emissions while providing the following benefits:

1)  Provides surface filtration rather than depth filtration (which is provided by conventional filter fabric).  Surface filtration keeps the captured dust particles away from becoming impregnated into the base fabric, thus reducing fabric abrasion and extending the filter's service life.  With longer service life you won't need to change the filter nearly as often which reduces your replacement cost and downtime during operations.

2)  Reduce pressure drop, cut energy (motor) costs.  The membrane typically prevents pressure drop across the filter by about 10 percent.   This in turn cuts wear on the vacuum's motor(s) while reducing power consumption by as much as 33 percent!

3)  Extreme Dust Cake Release / Extreme Dust Cake Prevention.  The expanded PTFE membrane is slicker than a conventional filter fabric and it easily releases any dust cake during cleaning.

4)  Most people purchase a vacuum cleaner based on improvements or features of the vacuum cleaner.  The vacuum's cartridge filter alone, applied with a PTFE membrane, will increase the vacuum's performance by as much as 25 percent - thereby increasing production rates for your entire operational process.

5)  Extreme & Diverse Applications.  The expanded PTFE membrane can withstand the most abusive of applications, dry or wet, and temperatures up to 600°F --- highly suitable for high-temperature applications such as when removing hot mastics.  Additionally, as stated, the filter is complete washable.

6)  While the PTFE membrane increases the filter's and vacuum's cost, the initial cost is offset by improved filtration efficiency, vacuum performance and longer filter life.


Flutter Filter Basket - Constantly shakes, beats & flutters, prevents filter blinding without electronic pulsing.FLUTTER FILTER - Optional Filter:  Compliments and protects the HEPA Pleated Cartridge Filter.

Placed and dropped down inside the Cyclone of the Barrel Neck, which protects the Flutter Filter from the incoming debris.  The air speed, protection and turbulence created from the Cyclone is used to accelerate the fluttering speed of the Flutter Filter.

The pleated HEPA Cartridge Filter (above), with the Flutter Filter installed, is then protected by the Flutter Filter.

The HEPA filter may get dusty but it will not get caked from the incoming debris - including concrete dust.  Furthermore, the Flutter Filters increases the life and durability to the HEPA Cartridge Filter.

Completely washable, dust and water repellant.  As soon as the vacuum is turned on the tightly weaved "but loose fitting" Flutter Filter beings to flutter and shake.  Using air speed and the chaotic turbulence inside the collection tank, the constantly and naturally in motion Flutter Filter prevents debris and powders from prematurely blinding its surface to prevent premature suction drop.  

Any accumulation of powder on the surface of the Flutter Filter is naturally released when the vacuum is turned off and on:

  • When the vacuum is "on", the Flutter Filter raises

  • When the vacuum is turned "off" the filter drops . . . effectively releasing any caking.

Additionally, to help prevent blinding while the vacuum is on, the floating filter cage inside the Flutter Filter swings freely and loosely as it is shaken and knocked about from the air speed and turbulence inside the Cyclone.

Using no electronics to shake or pulse itself clean, Flutter Filters are completely re-useable and washable.  Additional features:

  • High Efficiency Filter Media, 96.5 @ 0.3 microns

  • Dry powders do not impregnate the material like commonly used "felt" filters

  • Keeps the vacuum's HEPA Cartridge Filter from caking.  While it may become dusty it will not cake.

  • Durable & Versatile - Collects dry or wet debris without compromising its effectiveness.



Still Using a Standard Wet / Dry Vacuum as a Dust Extractor?


Shop Vac - 16 Gallon Tank with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Shop Vac - $94.97

Ridgid Vacuum - with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Ridgid - $99.00

Shop Vac - with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Shop Vac - $116.97


Compare & Consider . . . Shop Vac and Rigid Vacuums have their place.  We all have one.
With OSHA's Final Rule:  You Will Get Fined Using a Non-Compliance Dust Extractor.



OSHA's Silica Dust RuleOSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Rule requires engineering controls (tools and equipment) to keep workers from breathing silica dust.

What is Respirable Silica Dust?  These tiny particles (known as "respirable" particles) can penetrate deep into workers' lungs and cause silicosis, an incurable and sometimes fatal lung disease.  Crystalline silica exposure puts workers at risk for developing lung cancer and other possible debilitating respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary and kidney disease.

How Much Respirable Silica Dust is Safe to Breath?  OSHA has issued their Final Rule to curb these respirable and kidney diseases in America's work force by limiting a worker's exposure to respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic over an 8-hour shift.

Packet of sugar - example of 53 micrograms.What Does 50 Micrograms of Respirable Silica Dust Look Like?  A good example may be one of those small paper packets of sugar or artificial sweeteners found in restaurants.

When used to demonstrate the dust concentration inside a building, the size of a football field (100 yards x 53 yards x 14' high).  The weight of one of those little packets is 53 micrograms, which is slightly over the PEL (permissible exposure limit) for Silica Dust of 50 micrograms.

Such a fine dispersing of dust at this concentration would essentially be invisibility.  It is also enough to put the workers at risk by contaminating the work area --- the size of a football field x 14' high.         


OSHA_Photo_1.jpg (848150 bytes)OSHA's Respirable Silica Dust Law - Effective:  23 June 2016.  Since 1999, the Dust Director® has been involved with various organizations aimed at improving the health and safety on construction sites.  On a meeting, dated 23 April 2014, the Dust Director® was invited to participate in a discussion about OSHA's upcoming Silia Dust Standard.  Besides the representatives from OSHA, the following organizations were also present:


  • CPWR (Center for Construction Research and Training)

  • Various university research scientists and professors

  • Health and environmentalist

  • Mike Kassman, National Safety Coordinator for the International Masonry Institute (IMI)

  • Jerry Scarano, Vice President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers (BAC).

In past meetings, by the use of various air testing meters, NIOSH determined that the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of a worker being exposed to silica dust should not be greater than 93.4.  [On record, NIOSH tested the Dust Director® System (dust control guard and vacuum), and determined the complete system "provided the greatest reduction of capturing silica dust at 94% than any other vacuum and dust guard that was tested.]

Currently, to simplify the understanding and importance of containing silica dust exposure, OSHA and all parties involved, have adopted the buzz phase of "visible dust," as their measurement of whether silica exposure is being sufficiently contained for both the workers and public.


OSHA_Photo_6.jpg (988907 bytes)CASE STUDY:  Dust Left to Fly from a Skyscraper ~ An interesting case study was provided by a Detroit contractor who was tuck pointing at a high rise office building in downtown Detroit, 35 floors above the sidewalks.  A summarization of his findings on silica dust exposure is as follows:

  • Two workers were tuck pointing an office building, 35 floors up, without the use of dust control

  • The thinking was, to leave the silica fly and let it disburse into the sky . . . that it wouldn't harm anyone or anything

  • As the safety coordinator for the company, he monitored the air quality of his workers

  • His air quality readings were as follows:
    >  Employee "A" was working in air quality that measured 85 times over the NIOSH established PEL
    >  Employee "B", working downstream from employee "A", was receiving a concentrated dose of dust as his air quality measured 135 times over the PEL!

While this case study shows how "visible dust" may be seen, more importantly was the moral obligation we need to take for our construction workers, the public, and the environment.


Dust Emissions --- Does Your Vacuum Leak Dust?

Dust linkage, from a standard type wet/dry vacuum. Dust linkage (rear view) from a standard type wet/dry vacuum.

Check your vacuum!  With OSHA'S "No Visible Dust Law", is there a gasket beneath the motor head to seal the tank?

With the OSHA ruling You will get fined using a vacuum that leaks.

  • With a Dust Director® Vacuum, Like-New Suction is Every Time -
    Unlike other vacuum cleaners where the same cartridge filter is used again and again and again . . .

  • With a Dust Directo® Vacuum, the HEPA cartridge filter stays clean.
    While it may get dusted, it will never become caked
    ~ Guaranteed.


Poured in place urethane gasket, beneath the head of a Dust Director Vacuum.Urethane Motor Head Gasket.  Beneath the motor head of every Dust Director® Vacuum & Cyclone is a poured-in-place urethane gasket that is used to ensure a positive airtight seal between the motor head and its tank.  Commonly used shop vacuums and even higher priced vacuums will use foam or nothing at all.

The urethane gasket ensures against dust leakage into your work area and prevents even the slightest loss of vacuum which would naturally reduce suction power.  Many wonder how the suction of a Dust Director® Vacuum and Cyclone seems so much more powerful than other brands, one of the reasons is the urethane gasket.

Dust Director's Increase in Suction Power?  While a complete Dust Director System (vacuum and dust guard) have been successfully monitored by NIOSH to operate within the guidelines of their established PEL, a very important  feature in all of the Dust Director® Vacuums and Cyclones is the poured-in place urethane gasket.

While some vacuums use foam as a gasket, 90% of all vacuums use nothing!  This startling statistic includes vacuum's that cost well over $2000 dollars.  While the Rigid vacuum, for example, does not use any type of gasket (while leaking profusely), the consensus among morally conscience contractors is a Rigid vacuum is simply not designed to be used for silica dust containment.



Dust Director® vs. the Competition:


Bosch Vacuum.


Fein Vacuum.


Hilti Vacuum.


Ridgid Vacuum.


On a visit to masonry tuck pointers in Chicago and Detroit, the suction power of the Dust Director® Vacuums was compared to the Bosch 3931 Airsweep, Hilti VC20 and Fein Turbo I vacuums.  Simply by placing our hand over the inlet port of  each vacuum, the following was the agreed upon results:

  • Dust Director® Model DD1000:  15% greater suction vs. Bosch & Fein, 25% greater suction vs. Hilti

  • Dust Director® Model DD1200:  Easily 20% greater suction than the DD1000

  • Both Dust Director® models where considerably lighter than Bosch, Fein and the Hilti vacuums.






Dust Director Vacuum - Wet Conversion Filter.Converts your dry filtration vacuum into a wet vacuum.-

Beneath your vacuum's motor head you can remove the HEPA Cartridge Filter and its filter cage by unthreading four (4) stainless steel screws.

Use the same four (4) screws to install the Wet Conversion Filter.


The Wet Conversion Filter includes:

  • Perforated cage, prevents slashes of liquid and debris from accidentally entering the motor head

  • The float will shut off the vacuum's suction when the liquid in the tank causes the float to rise.




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