LumberJocks

Air Filters for Stain/Varnish smells

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Shay posted 01-18-2008 07:26 PM 990 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View Shay's profile

Shay

59 posts in 3799 days


01-18-2008 07:26 PM

Anyone found a filter, something I can stick on the front of my Air Filtration System, which helps remove the odors of staining/varnishing/etc. ? Maybe some sort of charcoal based filter?

-BlackNoir

-- Centerville, MN - Hobbyist and DIYer


1 reply so far

View Dekker's profile

Dekker

147 posts in 3878 days


#1 posted 01-18-2008 08:28 PM

I hate to say it, but no matter what filter you put in front of your AFS, you’ll still be breathing too much of the fumes. Best to wear a NIOSH mask, in addition to whatever you put on your AFS. The benefit you’ll get from your AFS though is that if the room itself is enclosed, it will help remove some of the volatile chems.

If there is no commercial product, I have an idea… charcoal used for fish tank filters! Build an encloseable cartridge where the air must pass through (seal around sides) but ensure you don’t restrict flow too much. In most systems, if you restrict airflow, restrict the OUTFLOW, not the INFLOW, though yuor air filtration system may require special setups.

Hope I was able to help!

-- Dekker - http://www.WoodworkDetails.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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

HomeRefurbers.com