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Simple Fan Fillter Box w/Allergy filter

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Project by woodshaver posted 04-08-2013 12:47 AM 5182 views 50 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this in hopes that my wife would get some relief from her allergies. Here in Florida the pollen has been very heavy this year. This filter it’s good for Pollen, Dander and Dust Mites.
I found some really cheap pine boards in the discount bin at HDs so this box only cost me about $2.50. The fan was $19.99 and the filter was $19.99 . So for about $45 bucks total.
I hope my efforts were worth it!

I made one for my daughter’s bird room a while ago and it solved 99% of her bird dander problem. You can find that post here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62449
Today I finished the box and it’s now running non stop! Hope it helps her!

Here's a link to a another way to add a filter to a fan.
Thanks for looking in !

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





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hunter71

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 12:56 AM

Cool, bet it will work.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 01:02 AM

Thanks Hunter! Time will tell. She sneezes about 40 times a day! :(
Been thinking about you over there and how you must be missing the smell of sawdust! LOL!

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

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 01:48 AM

Very nice

-- Todd

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 01:50 AM

Great idea, Luckily I seem to have grown out of my hayfever. It used to give me hell but now I only have an occasional attack.

I’m sure it will work wonders for your Wife.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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kdc68

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 02:09 AM

Brilliant idea and it looks good too !....thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 02:18 AM

Tony the way you dressed that fan up would make it look good in any home. But, making it look good and making it serve as a pollen filter now that is true ingenuity. I hope it resolves your wife’s allergies soon.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 04-08-2013 02:19 AM

Great idea, makes me consider taking the beat up walmart special and making a case for it. While I am in such a creative mood maybe I will take the time to design it to sit in the window properly without bungee cords…....

Hope this works well for your wife with the allergies.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Sellers

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 02:31 AM

I’ve seen different variations but that’s the coolest fan/filter upgrade I ever saw.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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prattman

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#9 posted 04-08-2013 02:42 AM

Tony, that’s a keeper, good looking work.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 02:50 AM

Good job Tony
Always thinking
I put one in my furnace but I guess that would not work in Florida .

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 03:13 AM

WOW , Tony !
This is the first furniture quality box fan I’ve ever seen ! Nice job , my friend : )
Hope it helps with the wife’s issue. Allergies suck : (

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

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woodshaver

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#12 posted 04-08-2013 04:10 AM

My wife read all the comments and she said to thank everyone for their kind wishes.
Thanks for your nice comments and wishes everyone!

Bob,
I’m glad to hear you have grown out of your hay fever issue. The pollen come early this year. Everything turned yellow and then the sneezing started. :(

Lee,
Sometimes I see myself as the “wordless workshop” guy. See a problem find a solution. Thanks buddy, I sure do hope it helps her.

woodbutcherbynight,
For some reason lipstick on a pig comes to mind. An ugly fan a little wood, a few screws and glue, a little stain or paint and she gives ok to put it in the window! LOL!

JC,
I had to make it pretty…. or else!

Kiefer,
I have a filter in our air handler , But it only filters the air when it calls for AC or heat. Believe it or not we have only turned the unit on maybe 12 or 15 times all winter. It didn’t get cold here until March. And the pollen showed up way early.

Dusty,
I had to make it look half way nice or she wouldn’t let me help her. :) The box said it uses 2 cents of power a day. That just don’t sound right to me but I’ll gladly give more if it works!

Thanks again everyone!

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

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 04:50 AM

Hey that’s a great billed Tony. We are like most people, and just have the plain metal fan setting around…I like your idea

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 04-08-2013 05:08 AM

woodshaver For some reason lipstick on a pig comes to mind.

Made me choke on my beer. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 04-08-2013 06:09 AM

Great job! absolutely love it. Sure hope it helps your wife. This will def go on my to do list. Love your design of it. Im sure whatever woodbutcher comes up with will be really nice no doubt. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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