Dust Collecting Air Filter

  • Advertise with us
Project by turningart posted 594 days ago 2010 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this today to collect some dust out of the air in the shop. Made from some old scraps and an old roof vent fan. Uses 2-20X20 furnace filters.

11 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


112018 posts in 2211 days

#1 posted 594 days ago

Very creative.

-- Custom furniture

View Roger's profile


14388 posts in 1438 days

#2 posted 594 days ago

This will be a lotta help from that nasty dust. I like the double filter idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View Goatlocker's profile


36 posts in 606 days

#3 posted 594 days ago

Great idea, how well does it work?

-- All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson

View JoeinGa's profile


3187 posts in 641 days

#4 posted 593 days ago

I’ll bet that thing really sucks! :-)

Good idea using the attic fan for this.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Greg..the Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile (online now)

Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5020 posts in 1942 days

#5 posted 593 days ago

Nice…! You can never have enough dust removal.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

View Dusty56's profile


11644 posts in 2322 days

#6 posted 593 days ago

Do you use it on the floor or up on a bench or hanging from the ceiling ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View PlasticMan48's profile


14 posts in 684 days

#7 posted 593 days ago

I too would like to know how well this works.
Great idea. Looking at my options to do something like this for my shop

-- From Plastics to Wood

View NormG's profile


4112 posts in 1638 days

#8 posted 593 days ago

Definitely more heavy duty then mine. I just tie a filter, on the back side of a fan

-- Norman

View turningart's profile


19 posts in 619 days

#9 posted 592 days ago

Goat, Carl, Seems to work very well, I am very surprised at how much the first filter picks up. The first filter was basically plugged and I had to vacuum it out but the second filter was very clean. Dusty, I have used it on the floor set up on a saw horse, I am working on making it also hanging but want it versatile to do all three.

View Dusty56's profile


11644 posts in 2322 days

#10 posted 592 days ago

It would be best used off the floor to capture the fine particles in the “breathing zone” .
All of the bigger ,less harmful, stuff falls to the floor naturally and just clogs your filters faster : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View MistakeMagnet's profile


32 posts in 962 days

#11 posted 591 days ago

I made one like this, but a problem I have with it is that I can’t change the speed of the fan. As it is, it cavitates, meaning the fan speed attempts to pull to fast, almost as if there was no filter, just another wood side. If I start to slide the filter out, then it flows properly. Are you having that problem too?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase