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Project by JBarnes posted 08-17-2019 11:46 AM 1383 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a friend in the HVAC business and they get old systems to throw out from time to time so I grabbed up this blower. Built a box and put filters on three sides. This thing will pull dust and over spray out of the air at an incredible rate. How did I work in my basement before having this jewel?

-- If at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer.





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 08-17-2019 02:08 PM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 08-17-2019 02:59 PM

That might suck in a small dog!

-- Petey

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#3 posted 08-17-2019 06:35 PM

I have been using a similar system for over 20 years. They work great. I have mine on wheels so I can position it near dusty projects or in winter blow air across my wood stove to circulate the heat better. I also use the top of mine as a sharpening center.

-- Les B, Oregon

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at anchor in Orlando

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#4 posted 08-17-2019 11:03 PM

I’ve heard that the trick is to limit the airflow into the box, do the filters provide enough restriction?

-- Jack

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JBarnes

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#5 posted 08-18-2019 12:29 AM

I haven’t given any thought to restricting the air flow. I just vacuum the filters each day before I get started. I can fill the air with dust turn it on and the air will be clear in 10 minutes or less. And it’s definitely on wheels and follows me around the shop.

-- If at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer.

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#6 posted 08-18-2019 04:02 AM

That project sucks, and that’s just what you want. Looks like it should do the job. Great work !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 08-19-2019 01:30 AM

Great idea on the filter. I just use mine to cool down. I will add the filter to help clean the air.

I found a YouTube to wire with 1 on/off light switch with three two way light switches to allow it to run at three different speeds,...if it is a multi-speed blower.

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JBarnes

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#8 posted 08-22-2019 02:44 AM

Please send me a link to that video I would like to add a little speed control.


Great idea on the filter. I just use mine to cool down. I will add the filter to help clean the air.

I found a YouTube to wire with 1 on/off light switch with three two way light switches to allow it to run at three different speeds,...if it is a multi-speed blower.

- Dougi6


-- If at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer.

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#9 posted 08-23-2019 04:03 PM

Wonderful, I’ve done the same with smaller fans. However, yours is a real steep up. I did get washable filters for mine though. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019PU4BQ4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Thanks for the idea boost!

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