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Project by woodshaver posted 907 days ago 4423 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 , 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 907 days ago

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

2754 posts in 1984 days


#2 posted 907 days ago

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 , 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 907 days ago

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 907 days ago

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 907 days ago

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 907 days ago

I learn something every day ,good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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redryder

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#7 posted 907 days ago

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 907 days ago

oh yes.. kool

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

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 907 days ago

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

2754 posts in 1984 days


#10 posted 907 days ago

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 , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver

2754 posts in 1984 days


#11 posted 907 days ago

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 , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

4897 posts in 1474 days


#12 posted 907 days ago

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 906 days ago

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

2754 posts in 1984 days


#14 posted 906 days ago

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

-- Tony C , 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 906 days ago

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

-- Norman

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