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Project by woodshaver posted 03-03-2012 01:19 AM 4822 views 22 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our daughter has two bird cages each with one bird in it. They stay in her year round sunroom and the dander is always flying all over the room. So she asked me if I could make a filter fan thing for her. I said make a What? A filter what? She said you Know what I mean Dad !!! I just smiled gave her a kiss and headed over to the Home Depot! Got some wood and a fan and filter. The washable filter said it’s for amimal dander it’s 20”x20” $20 US. The 3 speed box Fan $16. and the pine was about $10. Hope is works for her! I guess I’ll find out when she gets back from vacation!
Link to fillter…
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/web-plus-20-in-x-20-in-x-1-in-three-phase-electrostatic-fpr-4-air-filter-wp2020fpr.html
Update! She said it works Great! It solved her bird dander problem!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 02:26 AM

Nice job. I know about bird dander. Will you run the fan continuously ?

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:31 AM

Don, I made this for our daughter and her husband but I would say knowing them they will run it not stop!
Thanks for the question!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 02:39 AM

Sa-weet! I gots to make me one!!

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

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 05:08 AM

That’s was a great idea, like a mini filtration unit, smart thinking, nice project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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andyboy

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 06:26 AM

Very flash! Looks like it will work to me.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 06:34 AM

I learn something every day ,good job

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redryder

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 08:34 AM

That looks a whole lot better than the plastic box fan I put in the summer time windows in the house. Nice….............

-- mike...............

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Roger

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 01:15 PM

oh yes.. kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 02:55 PM

I like the cabinet around the replacable fan. Have three of the fans, and they have helped in the summer in moving air in my/shop/barn where I have one pride of cats who share their place with me. LOL

Cat hair! Kitty litter dust! Are damaging even with a filter in front. ( not pretty just functional ) Have had to clean the motor as it will bough down even with the filter. I’m thinking about some type of motor gard? Might be an addition you can add?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 03:08 PM

Hi Doc,
Motor gard, sounds like a good idea! I have the fan pulling air through the filter to help keep the motor and fan clean.
The filter is for Pollen, pet dander and more, see it here.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100067063/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword="20” x20” washable filter&storeId=10051#BVRRWidgetID

The WEB Plus 20 in. x 20 in. x 1 in. Three-Phase Electrostatic FPR 4 Air Filter helps capture microscopic particles including dust, pollen, smoke and mold. It is washable and can last up to 10 years.

Filter performance rating (FPR) of 4
Electrostatically charged fibers help trap microscopic particles
Lasts up to 10 years
Filters dust, mold, pollen and smoke
Washable and reusable
MFG Brand Name : Web
MFG Model # : WP2020FPR
MFG Part # : WP2020FPR

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 03:19 PM

Doc, You got me thinking!

Many years ago I took my brand new power hand saw and put concreat cutting blade on it to cut some patio blocks.
The motor sucked in the abrasive dust and within 5 minutes of use the motor buned out. So now I put a heavy white sock over the motor air intake whenever I cut anything abrasive.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 03:26 PM

We learn so much more by doing? Sock idea good! LOL Cheaper than a new motor, or tool. When I cleaned out the motors and lubed them they came back to life. Not good as new but????

The older nylon womens stokings would be good here, but a stinky mens sock would do. LOL!

Gotta go to work! :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#13 posted 03-03-2012 08:53 PM

Creative idea and well executed .
I use a old dust mask on the air intake and it also works well .
I get to wear the new mask that way and no waste .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 03-04-2012 12:46 AM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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NormG

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 02:46 AM

Great idea and you can paint and/or stain to match the room

-- Norman

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