|Project by Homebrew||posted 02-27-2013 05:12 AM||2717 views||10 times favorited||12 comments|
The beginning of this year I made out a list of things that drove me crazy in my home shop. One – because I’m a hobbyist and I’m supposed to be enjoying the things I do – not getting frustrated. Two – because I spend a ton of money and I’m supposed to be completing all these project with what I already have on hand…for the most part anyway. So I’m on vacation this week and tackled the air filter. I made one last year like the majority you will see surfing the web. But I didn’t feel it really did that great of a job. It certainly filtered the air, but the circulation was next to nothing. So I figured I would rebuild it and do it better this time. The results are awesome. The air pulls much better and the flow is twice what I had using the same blower. All I really did was make two boxes, one intake and one exhaust. Put them and the blower in between the ceiling joists and closed everything in between off. I really recommend this project to anyone, without the basement low ceiling thing or not. If you do…a couple of tips. Try and build the boxes first – away from the ceiling. My arms, neck, legs, kill because I tried to do it piece by piece from the joist. I should’ve just built the boxes and threw them up there. The only other thing I wish I had done, is made two. I will make the other sooner or later. I will put it on the opposite wall to increase the circulation even more.
Oh and sorry for the bad pics, it wasn’t easy trying to take pictures of everything so any questions feel free.
-- Scott Rieman