|Project by wdh||posted 11-27-2010 03:44 PM||4803 views||25 times favorited||12 comments|
I knew that all that sawdust we put in the air is not good for you but I didn’t know how bad until I read up on it on Lumberjocks and on the internet. Bad stuff! So I decided that before I started my next project (kitchen cabinets) I would do something about it.
Seeing as I already had a blower from a furnace, complete with motor, plus not having room in my budget to buy a air cleaner I decided to make one.
This one is 72” long and has 9 furnace filters in it Besides the ones visable in the pictures there’s 2 on the top of each side,and 1 above the motor. I put the one above the motor thinking that it would let some air pass over the motor for cooling. I checked out some air cleaners on lumberjocks for ideas then looked at the blower I had and realized that the blower fan was actually devided in the middle, basically creating 2 fans. So I decided that I would make it so that each side of the fan would have it’s own air supply.
When I turn it on, (I wired it into a switch on the wall), the air blows out the middle and is sucked in at both sides which creates a good airflow in the shop except that it blows too much air. It would blow my hat off if I stood in front of it! (if I was taller).I plan to change the pulleys to slow the fan some but it doesn’t look like I can change their size much. Oh well it works awsome as it is. Cleans the air in about 5 minutes.
-- Wayne,Saint John,NB