Air Cleaner

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Project by Tradeturnhobby posted 09-29-2014 03:57 PM 1799 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hesitated posting this because the blower motor is so. . . puny. But then I felt inspired by the fact of how well it worked for my small garage. Also, thought this could be a champion on using what you have. I got the blower brand new through a friend. The box itself was built to match the filters that I used.

I built the box so that there are two filters up front and one in back. The box is made of ½” Birch and I used scrap pine and cherry left overs to build in the filter holders.

The box took a weekend and after I build it I blew around the dust in the garage and turn it on to see – in five minutes the air was noticeably cleaner and in fifteen minutes I couldn’t see any dust in the air.

This doesn’t replace good dust collection and the need of wearing a mask, but it helps (really the goal was to reduce dust into the house while I work in the garage – mission accomplished)

-- TTH, UT

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 04:32 PM

You can’t knock it if it works. I might suggest adding one of the inexpensive coarse filters in front of your finer one.
Old furnace blowers do a great job and can usually be acquired free from a heating contractor.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-05-2014 04:17 PM

Awesome, I have wanted to do this for some time. I just need to secure a blower and then build it like you have. Thanks for posting this, It just might get me off my butt to build mine now.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 07:46 PM

Good use of what you have. Could not see how the flow works in photos and where blower goes.. Any more pictures or sketch. Thanks for your postings.

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