|Project by Wingstress||posted 1303 days ago||2710 views||19 times favorited||17 comments|
I had wanted an air purifier for a while now, but didn’t want to spend the money. So, one day I was in Woodcraft and saw a really nice replacement filter for a Jet air purifier for about $50. So I grabbed it. Then I searched craig’s list and ebay for a squirrel cage blower, but couldn’t find one cheap enough (after shipping) and the right size. Then it dawned on me that I could use a dehumidifier fan. So I decided to take my 4 year old son to the dump to look for a fan. When I told my wife she just rolled her eyes at me. (I thought he would like the bulldozers). anyway, there were a ton of dehumidifiers so I grabbed my drill and ripped out a fan in about 5 minutes. (We hung around for another 20 watching the bulldozers crush stuff. Man to be a kid again…)
So I used some scape plywood to build a box around the expensive filter and threw in a cheap furnace filter in front of it. I had a timer switch already so I threw that in also. So there I was a nice weekend project done. So I went to go hang it and couldn’t believe how heavy it was. Oh well, I can tough it out. So I hung it with some $2 turnbuckles from lowes. So I’m done right? Wrong!!! It hung about 3 inches too low! It would have clocked me right between the eyes. Sitting there I thought to myself YOU IDIOT!!! How was I going to fix this. The floor beams are in the way. So I took down the assembly, flipped it upside down and threw it on my table saw with a dado blade sticking out the full height (I did remember to remove some screws prior to cutting). I cut two grooves 16 inches apart center-to-center. At that point it was so ugly, I decided to grab some grey paint and let my kids go to town on it.
Fan – free (dump)
Realizing my design was way too big for the ceiling – free
Spending time with my kids in the shop and not caring about the results – Priceless
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT