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Project by cstrang posted 03-23-2010 12:15 AM 2617 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a forum topic a while ago about the best way to extract fumes from a spray booth. The first thing I tried was box fans mounted in the wall as seen in picture three to push air into the room and exhaust the fumes out the window… this did not work that well, I had the whole house smelling like lacquer in no time. Plan B was to get a 12” exhaust fan equipped with an explosion proof motor and mount it in the window. There is a filter on the other side of the fan to prevent any overspray escaping and painting the town haha. This works great, there is a breeze constantly flowing over the piece to be sprayed and it quickly carries the fumes out and the overspray away from the project. I also replaced my bench that I had in that room with a base cabinet made of pine and mdf.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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degoose

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 12:24 AM

Really a wonderful idea… you are certainly getting organised.. i have always finished by hand… or brush I should say… but I am thinking of using a spray set up for efficiency.. I like the way you have this set up…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 12:43 AM

Nice idea!

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Dez

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 12:57 AM

Take a look at any of the commercial Paint booth manufactures.This will give you an IDEA of what it takes for a paint booth.
Partial or full paint booth, You must have available air to move!
If you have questions, PM me.
Over 15 years as (A CUSTOM CAR ENTHUSIAST and semi commercial shop)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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lew

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 12:58 AM

Great Setup. Very professional, too.

I think you made a wise choice in your selection of fans. Someone once told me that it easier to move air by sucking it out through an opening than it is trying to push it into an area that has an opening. Seems like you have discovered this, first hand.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dez

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 01:08 AM

Good job on the spray booth! Sorry this accolade came after the “you need more info” comment.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 01:24 AM

niice upgrade
but what do you
use all those drills for
in a finish room
lazy susans or something simular

Dennis

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cstrang

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 01:32 AM

all those drills were for the cabinet Dennis, you can never have enough routers, clamps and now drills too haha

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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donjoe

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 01:36 AM

Very nice redo. This is going to be a great new area to spray in.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 03:10 AM

It looks like you have a nice set up. If I ever add on to my shop someday I would love to have a finish area. Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 06:55 AM

wow, looks like a great setup…. wish I had the room to dedicate to something like this… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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stefang

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 03:22 PM

Nice set-up. I would love to have something like that, and I might in the near future in the loft above my shop. I should benefit from your experience with the extraction and handling of overspray. thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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sobarny

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 08:01 PM

Nice setup. I am getting ready to build my new shop and plan on having a room like this. What are the dimensions of your room? I was planning on a 12×10 room. Thanks for posting!

-- Sean, Brownsburg, IN.

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cstrang

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#13 posted 04-07-2010 08:38 PM

Sean, my room is 12’x8’, it’s a bit small for some things but it does work well for me. Keep us posted on your new shop build.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 10-09-2011 02:34 AM

Nice set up.

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