Originally Posted by BarelyAWake
xlite - I'm sure you've musta seen this thread at some point or another, but if ya really wanna run w/o a filter havin something like that but jus leavin the box empty might be an idea;
Ofc you could route it anywhere ya wanted, the hose being w/e length you wish.
I would never consider running w/o a filter except for very short test runs like when troubleshooting the tuned pipe problem. Dust that we don't even see makes an excellent cylinder enlargement abrasive.
I wore out a Homelight engine in jig time trying that trick. Two local fellows tried it with HTs and lost compression in 1/10th the expected lifetime. Big no-no.