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Project by Scott Oldre posted 09-04-2011 12:15 AM 2050 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3/4 hp. Air handler from a local A/C company: Free. You just have to ask sometimes, which I did. Only took one stop and bam had a free squirrel cage with working 110 motor.

1/2 ply all around, 20×20 household filters, one 700. the other 1200, whatever that means other than one being more expensive than the other.

glued and screwed it all together, made a separate baffle which holds the actual fan cage and cut a hole in the skin for the clean air exhaust ,where I used a standard household diffuser, which I found later would have been better with no bent blades to direct the flow. Better off with it going straight out the back I think now.

Wired it up with a manual 3 speed switch. Googled for way too long looking for a an actual 3 speed rotary switch, and this works just fine. Lots cheaper too.

Now just need to paint it, or not…and hang it on a wall. The wife doesn’t want it hanging from the ceiling over her Miata. I think there’s a trust issue here.

Works very well, and much more powerful than the 1/4 and 1/3 horse motors you usually see on ebay.

-- Scott, Irmo SC





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scarpenter002

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 12:28 AM

Great job. Always love these great builds. Can’t wait to do one for myself.

-- Scott in Texas

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woodklutz

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 12:30 AM

Nicely done.Breath well my friend.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 12:56 AM

Those work quite well. I have 3 in my shop that I built from squirrel cage motors and also have a Jet unit I bought over 3 yearsd ago. My homemade ones have wheels on them so i can easily move it around the shop.
One suggestion…buy a permanent washable filter as they are alot cheaper in the long run.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 11:53 PM

Great Idea Scott! I like it a lot!! Is there a reason your wife don’t want this hanging over her Miata?

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 11:56 PM

Great Idea Scott! I like it a lot!! Is there a reason your wife don’t want this hanging over her Miata??

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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GaryL

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 01:57 AM

Is this what she’s afraid of? ...lol

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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