New to me Air Filter, NNBTG

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Project by Andrew posted 05-04-2010 09:12 PM 3023 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry in the nothing new but the glue Challenge, an air filter. I have had the pallet for about 9 months ( it came to me as a bonus, under my new lathe), and a friend gave me the squirrel cage fan about 2 months ago. This challenge was just what I needed to get off my butt and put this together. There were some challenges though, the bottle of glue that is in the picture with the raw materials, was harmed. While I was taking the nails and the staples out of the pallet, it rolled down the driveway and across the street, where a car happended to park on top of it, thus emptying the entire bottle violently, I didn’t see the aftermath until 2 days later. It was quite apparent that the gap filling properties were just what I needed for this project.
Anyway, all I need to do now is put on 2 standard size furnace filters, with bungy cords, and add a plug ( i am planning on using a new one here, no need for a fire in my shop ( garage)).
The intake is on the bottom side, so if I hang this above and behind my lathe it should keep me breathing pretty good, I am going to face the exhaust away as well.

I came up with a few more possible names for this challenge…. The Tetnus Challenge. The How much force does it take to drive a screw with a stripped head challenge. How do I get my neighbors to think I am even crazier, challenge.
And My favorite…. How many nails and staples can I leave in my driveway challenge.

All in all, I am happy with this, Thank You Gorilla Glue for forcing me to build this.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 10:27 PM

Sounds like the glue committed suicide. I can give you a run for your money in the “How many nails and staples can I leave in my driveway challenge”! Just ask my wife! LOL I’ve got a squirrel cage fan mounted to a desk chair pedastal. My wife calls it ”the redneck fan”. It will roll anywhere I need it and can adjust in height. Yours is better because it has a filter.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 10:45 PM

This is great. I’ve been wanting to make something like this. Sucks about the original bottle of glue, I would have liked to have seen that.

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 04:25 PM

I made a air cleaner somewhat like that about 9 years ago. Has furnace fan in bottom and framework above (total about 6 ft high) that holds furnace filters on three sides nad the fan blows the filtered air out on the 4th side aat the bottom, each side has room for 3 16×20 filters but I made the chanel for the filters thick enough to put the 1 inch zig zag filter inside and then add a cheap fibreglass on the outside. This means that I have 18 filters in total. I’m presently on my third set of filters in 9 years. This thing is on rollers in my shop and switched wwith a timer switch. When I come into the shop I just hit the switch. every other day I use my vac and remove the heavy stuff off the filters. For 8 of the 9 years it was in my basement and kept me from being in trouble with the other female side of this house. This doesn’t keep my shop like my wifes kit but I think pretty good for a workshop. I have pic email me

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 06:41 PM

I’d like to see your “completed” project .

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