Home made air filtration

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by retire2$, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. retire2$

    retire2$ Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on making an air filtration system? I'm looking for something to put in my garage to filter out sawdust particles, welding fumes, grinder particulate, etc. I'm not looking for an exhaust fan to the outside type set up.

    Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
     
  2. PyroDon

    PyroDon Well-Known Member

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    check out "american woodworker" they had plans for a filter system.
    it used a blower and furnace fliters .
     

  3. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    at one time I had a box fan on a simple box type frame and then some home furnace filters on the box, (basically it was two sheets of plywood and 5 up rights with stops on the ply wood, to keep the filters from being sucked into the fan, I used four filters, as i had it in a pentagon shape) a square one with three filters would have worked just as well,

    and hung it in the shop in the rafters, (open rafters in building i was using for a shop at that time), it keep the air much cleaner when I was building cabinets then,

    never did have one of the saw dust collections systems tho,

    I have done the same thing with out the box, and jsut duct taped a furnance filter on the suction side of a box fan, (need to clean the filter much more often),