Install pictures in POST # 21
Additional Filter relocation info/pictures in BLOG # 21, of this series!
Welcome to my WORKSHOP! I CAN say that now, as I am able to work in it. I haven’t really made progress toward organization or efficiency, which makes the work I do do that much more difficult (hee hee, I said do do, in my best Butthead voice ).
In my previous two blog entries, I had cut the 3/4” ply for my air cleaner (A. C.) & relocated my new (to me) C’man contractor TS, to the basement, I mean to say WORKSHOP!!! Since then I have completed most of the assembly of the A. C. & started to upgrade the TS.
Let’s discuss the A. C.. I am repurpossing a variable speed, squirrel cage, furnace blower. Now than, we all know how important an A. C. is. It is very difficult to accomplish anything while coughing up a lung or recovering from a double lung transplant. I imagine it is, as I haven’t yet experienced either of these traumatic events and sure don’t plan to, hence the A. C. (& the 2HP HF DC)!
Construction of the A. C. is basic pocket hole joinery. I can handle that type of joinery. Besides I don’t know how well squirrels & dove(tail)s get along! And I wouldn’t want PETA getting involved, there could be blood everywhere. Namely mine from inopportune saw & chisel encounters! I Jerry Rigged a work station for my Kreg Pocket Hole jig and set out to start assembly of my lung transplant elimination devise (A. C.)!
Kreg PH Work Station Prototype.
Do you think I can sell this plan to KREG???
It ain’t no “Eagle” but it is a Hole In One (component)!
I completed all the pocket holes that I needed and even a few that I didn’t. I was trying to hurry and got on a roll, OPPS, my bad!!! The carcass started to take shape, luckily a shape I actually had planned on.
No vultures circling this carcass
My A. C. is not going to be ceiling mounted. Hey, I do things a little different, ok a lot different sometimes. It will be installed in a closet, with intake & exhaust going through a wall. In the pictures, it is on it’s side, with the “Intake” to the right & exhaust to the left. No political jokes allowed, there’s another thread for that!!! The intake will be 40ish” high, with the CLEAN air exhaust at about 30ish” high. To prevent a cyclical in & out of air, there will be a long bench seperating the intake from the exhaust. On that bench will be my sanding machines a Ridgid oscilating spindle sander and my Ryobi belt/disk sander along with some other bench tools. Under the bench, really a counter, will be my 6” jointer on a HF mobile base, and storage of some sort. I have a plan, but apparently I’m missing several pages!
The access panels for the blower/motor (left) & filters (right) have been installed.
The cut out, between access panels, will house the variable speed and timer. Most of the wiring is complete, I cant install it though until I paint the whole unit.
Wow! Maybe, I’m not as slow as you think. I don’t remember painting this thing. I think the paint fumes must have gotten to me!!!
I’m extremely proud of this build! I am not only preserving my lung function, I AM SAVING THE PLANET!!! Saving the planet you say, how so? Well, I’ll tell ya.
The plywood used is ALL reclaimed!
The hardware, ie. hinges & handles are repurposed!
The weather stripping is repurposed!
The Foil tape is repurposed!
The paint is recycled, YES recycled! Our local Solid Waste District collects old paint, filters & blends the paint. It is then sold, through the same Non-Profit, that I got the plywood, hardware, weather stripping & foil tape from. Even the blower/motor is being repurposed!
I’m doing my part to prevent a world calamity! What are you doing???
As it stands, I need to:
cut & install the cleats that will support the filters
Finish wiring in the variable speed & timer
Reframe closet wall & install the unit in the closet
Unfortunately, until I finish with the rehab/upgrade of my TS (another later blog entry), most of this is going to have to wait. Well, that’s the plan at least!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!