Shop Air Cleaner #2: Almost Done

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Blog entry by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 12-15-2013 03:39 AM 19066 reads 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start of the Build Part 2 of Shop Air Cleaner series Part 3: Its Finished! »

I painted the whole thing bright yellow. If I knock my head on it, its my own fault.

I glued and nailed strips (1” wide) on all four-sides to create tracks for the filters. There are two sets, the first is for a cheap filter and the second is for a higher quality filter.

A quick 5/8” hole in the ceiling allowed for the 12 gauge extension cord to enter the box. I spliced the cables and attached the neutral wire inside the box and put the ground and line wires through the gang box.

Simple wire job.
1) Extension cord black to the common pole
2) Fan Black (High) to the top switch
3) Fan Blue (Medium) to the middle switch
4) Fan Red (Low) to the bottom switch
5) Extension cord green to the ground pole

Filter compartment is screwed closed.

Only thing left to do is to attach the chain to hang from the ceiling, which I will pick up at the store tomorrow.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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John Lowell

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 02:26 PM

Nice job, dust control is something I try hard to do, but it is a never ending chore. Hope your unit works well.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 04:13 PM

That’s pretty slick! I too need to improve the air quality in my shop. Where did you get your blower?

-- Craig Bullard

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 01:32 AM

I actually picked it up on eBay (paid too much), though I have heard people say that if you watch and wait on Craigslist you can get one fairly cheap. Or find a friend in the HVAC business … they might just be tossing them out with the trash.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 11:36 AM

I really like this! Anything that cleans the air is a good thing!

I ‘m a bit lost as to how this is wired up. Is the blower motor 220v or 110v ?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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