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post #1 of 23 Old 02-24-2016, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Simple Air Filter

Here's a little something wanting to build for a little while now.A facebook friend shared this with me and for my small shop I think it's a simple fix for my needs.My shop is 10x20.Oh and it's made from some old computer desk and tv stand panels I've been keeping.I watch on craigslist under the free stuff catagory for this stuff with the intention of robbing the hardware,knobs,hinges and drawer slides but always disassemble them and keep the panels,even the drawer parts for projects like this.
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Looks good! I built a similar one last year and it works just fine for me -
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I have 2 like this in my 20 x 20 workshop.

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Here's a little something wanting to build for a little while now.A facebook friend shared this with me and for my small shop I think it's a simple fix for my needs.My shop is 10x20.Oh and it's made from some old computer desk and tv stand panels I've been keeping.I watch on craigslist under the free stuff catagory for this stuff with the intention of robbing the hardware,knobs,hinges and drawer slides but always disassemble them and keep the panels,even the drawer parts for projects like this.
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Where were you yesterday with these picts?lol

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Looks good! I built a similar one last year and it works just fine for me -
Your's is certainly less labor intensive.
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Your's is certainly less labor intensive.


For filter changes, probably, but they're both likely equally effective for dust control.
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I use 2 of these in my shop, and have them plugged into switched outlets for my overhead lights. 1 switch has half the overhead lights, 1 fan and a radio. The other switch has the other half of the lights and 1 fan. The switches are on separate circuit breakers.
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I use 2 of these in my shop, and have them plugged into switched outlets for my overhead lights. 1 switch has half the overhead lights, 1 fan and a radio. The other switch has the other half of the lights and 1 fan. The switches are on separate circuit breakers.

You can see where mine is plugged in so that was really convenient. And I mounted it upside down so I can easily reach the 3-speed switch. The fan is located on the outfeed side of my table saw so no danger of bumping into it; besides, it's 6'4" to the bottom and I'm 5'10".
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I was thinking of getting and actual air cleaner and wasn't thrilled with the price of those....and then saw these. AT first, I thought, yeah, right...like that's going to work... But after seeing the dirty filter on difalkner's--- WOW !!! Off to Walmart for a fan and filters !!


Ridiculously simple and effective !!! LOVE IT !!!

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Man, your way is way fancier than mine! I just duct tape the filter on my fan, although I get the feeling filter changes are easier for you
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Man, your way is way fancier than mine! I just duct tape the filter on my fan, although I get the feeling filter changes are easier for you
Gotta love that duct tape.
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Man, your way is way fancier than mine! I just duct tape the filter on my fan, although I get the feeling filter changes are easier for you
LOL! Yep, a whole lot easier than duct tape. No fasteners or keepers, the filters just slide right out. I usually vacuum them one time then throw them away when they get dirty the second time. And since the unit swivels on the ceiling I can direct the air where I want if it is interfering with something I'm doing.
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I find it to be more effective to walk outside, put on a respirator, and break out the leaf blower. This method cleans a filter nearly good as new. Vacuuming cleans them marginal at best.
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I find it to be more effective to walk outside, put on a respirator, and break out the leaf blower. This method cleans a filter nearly good as new. Vacuuming cleans them marginal at best.
You are correct, good point.
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I find it to be more effective to walk outside, put on a respirator, and break out the leaf blower. This method cleans a filter nearly good as new. Vacuuming cleans them marginal at best.

that's how I clean my shop, put up everything, turn on the exhaust fan then start at the front with a leaf blower and work towards the fan in the back, stop at the fridge for a beer as I go back out the front and let it settle a little, then repeat
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cut three times and it's still to short
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saying that, I do sweep up and clean, but the leaf blower does get used in the shop after the sweeping is done to get rid of settled dust
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I like using the fan with filter in my shop when I'm welding.


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That's a great idea - I love that!
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Hey, I have one of those too!
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Hey, I have one of those too!
You got the kind with the roll up windows.
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A trailer fan in a plywood box with filters works great also... Duck tape is your friend.
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