Watch Video: http://youtu.be/ODrnBd5aoBc Installing my new air cleaner made bu Rikon.
Sorry for not posting sooner, but the project was completed back in February and life got busy… Suffice to say, I haven’t had much time for testing the air cleaner’s capabilities, but I did check out the airflow and the speeds are right where they need to be. I hope that this proves to be a useful tool for keeping the air clean when I mill wood. Here are some pics showing some of the components of the system. The first pic is of a simple pan box that will have a 10R...
Well, it all started out with a trip to buy an air cleaner off of craig’s list some time ago. I saw a used Jet AFS-1000B for sale for about $150. After checking out the spec’s, I thought, gee, this would work great, 30×24x12, that’s not too big, I can find a place for it…. Drove about 1.5 hours round trip to discover that hey 30×24x12 is actually too BIG! I imagined myself hanging this thing near the step down that I have entering my garage and knocking mysel...
In a previous blog entry, I started to document the building of my ambient air cleaner. I didn’t do a blog on it’s completion and the WW gods spited me for it….. I initially installed 2 pre-filters (intake side) and a third MERV 12 filter on the exhaust side. After building the air cleaner, I learned that this arrangement is not recommended. I found out why! It seams that the filter, placed after the squirrel cage blower, puts back pressure on the fan and causes the motor...
I have found an easy and very effective way to keep my rigid shopvac filter clean. I had some left over Orek filter bags so I cut them seven inches from the top and slipped them over the pleated filter, tucking in the tops of thebag to keep dust from leaking out. Well after three weeks the filter is 90% dust free, all I do is tap the bag and the dust fall off easily.I do not remove the bag. Unlike panty hose that does not do a good job the filter bag does its job. The Orek bags are lined and...
Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #7: Breathing easier, as I save the world!!! (UPDATE! 2/26/13)
UPDATE: 2/26/13Install pictures in POST # 21Additional Filter relocation info/pictures in BLOG # 21, of this series! Greetings All, 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 ...
Dust collection in my shop is limited to my shop vac set up with a hepa filter. If I need to do anything that kicks up a lot of dust, I roll the tools out in the yard and work there. There are a few operations that aren’t convenient to do outside. First, my Mitre Saw is most easily used in place. I use a controller to turn on the vac when I’m using the saw. It collects some of the dust but a lot of it goes all over. Also, when I’m sanding a project between coats of f...
Shop-built Air Cleaner I tend to do my woodworking once the sun goes down and it cools off, so to keep from waking the neighbors up I usually do it with the garage door closed. This was pretty brutal on my lungs even with a dust collector so I built myself a shop air cleaner. It’s built around a 1 micron bag filter and 2” pre filter from an actual commercial shop air cleaner (about $45), one sheet of 3/4 ply. The blower motor is a 12” squirrel cage blower that moves ...
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