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Home Made Air Filter

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Ok, so I finally got around to building my air cleaner today......I had intended to build it into the rafters to save space, but with the low ceiling (7 foot basement) and the lack of a clean run of rafters (wiring, plumbing, hvac, lighting, ect. has made me build a free standing one. So i've built it to use 20x20 furnace filters. It uses a 370 cfm fan from a kitchen chimney hood. which I intend to duct over into the next room to dump the clean air. The thought behind this plan is to increase the air pressure in the other room, decrease it in my shop, thereby creating an ever so minor breeze back into the shop.

Anyhow.....my current stage is deciding on the number and type of filters. I'm trying to decide between 2 and 3 filters. Heres what I plan on using for sure.....

Stage 1

Stage 2

Should I use this one for a 3rd and final stage?


My concern is that a 3rd stage will reduce air flow......however the air would be cleaner.

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Ryan, in the shop built air cleaner I had I used the cheap filter first, then a Filtrete red, then a Filtrete Ultra-allergen. It was very effective, and while I had to replace the first one fairly often I don't recall ever replacing the ultra-allergen, though I did replace the red one once....that was over a 5 year or so period. I left that in the last house we had and really wish I had taken it down and brought it with me. It was ceiling hung. These type of shop built units work so well, and are so cheap I can't understand why so many of the commercial ones are sold.
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