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Project by zzzzdoc posted 1080 days ago 5660 views 35 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick knock-down spray booth with 20” fan for water-borne finishes. 6’ horizontal capacity.

Works great with my HVLP system.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.





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Bigrock

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#1 posted 1080 days ago

Looks good . What size projects do you spray in your booth?
Thank You

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zzzzdoc

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#2 posted 1080 days ago

Furniture, so the 60” width will come in handy.

I’m new to HVLP, so I’ll use this to learn.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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Woodaddict

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

Is that fan enough for HVLP over spray? Looks like something that will come in pretty handy.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1080 days ago

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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tedth66

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#5 posted 1080 days ago

This is definitely on my list of things to build. Nice job!!

-- Ted

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zzzzdoc

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#6 posted 1080 days ago

Still not sure if the fan is enough, although Jeff Jewitt uses a similar one in his knock-down booth in his spray finishing book. I haven’t noticed any overspray around my shop, FWIW. Changing filters on a regular basis may be key.

It’s actually 72” width, I mistyped above.
I do have one fan on the outside of each side of the booth pointed out the garage door, so laminar flow, hopefully, outside the booth exhausting and overspray that escapes.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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SgtSnafu

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#7 posted 1080 days ago

Nicely Done… I was considering building one with PVC, but you wooden one turned out very well. I believe it is absolutely on my list of todo’s now..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 1080 days ago

Do you close off the front after you spray while the finish cures to keep the fan from sucking dust across the piece?

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TheDane

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#9 posted 1080 days ago

zzzzdoc—This looks like a solution I have been in search of.

Where did the plastic sheeting come from? I had considered doing something akin to this with the ‘painter’s tarps’ you find in the paint department at the big box.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1080 days ago

Great idea and convenient. The clear plastic lets light in besides protection.

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Earlextech

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#11 posted 1080 days ago

Loose the filter. It’s on the wrong side of the booth anyway, it’s filtering the air leaving the booth. You should be filtering the air coming into the booth. It’s also slowing down the draw from inside the booth. Otherwise, I’ve sprayed in something like this most of my 25 year career.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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zzzzdoc

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#12 posted 1080 days ago

The plastic sheeting is 6 mil sheeting from HD.

Outside of a two fan system, or an airtight booth, I can’t see an easy way to filter air coming into the booth. I do keep my Jet air filter going when I use my HVLP, which does help tremendously, at least according the the Dylos meter. No question the filter reduces airflow, but I also don’t want to destroy my driveway by spewing finish on it.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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steliart

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#13 posted 856 days ago

thanks for sharing, you gave me a good idea on how to build mine

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zzzzdoc

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#14 posted 832 days ago

Working on modifying it, adding a much more powerful explosion-proof fan, and more filter area.

Stay tuned for more details.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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AngieO

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#15 posted 227 days ago

I remember seeing this before and recently saw where someone made a homemade spray booth so I wanted to search for this.
Looks great.
My biggest question is about the “explosion proof fan”. Someone mentioned this sort of thing in the other post. Very curious about this.

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