|Forum topic by Airframer||posted 01-23-2013 07:03 PM||1374 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-23-2013 07:03 PM
So here is the deal, I have a small workshop in our 1 car garage. I build and sell guitar effect pedals (stomp boxes) in there mostly but I have also started doing some wood working. Since I do deal with electronics in there a high amount of dust is kinda an issue. I don’t need a “clean room” type clean but copious amounts of dust isn’t a good thing. Not to mention my lungs aren’t being done any favors.
I have a baby on the way and am living on an active duty enlisted salary so spare cash is hard to find nowadays but I need to come up with something functional for a small space that doesn’t have to be permanently plumbed or alter the structure at all (I’m in gov quarters).
I have attached neighbors on both sides so I’d like to try and enclose the main system in an insulated box to reduce the noise it makes while running.
Here is what I have found to work with. We have an old pos vacuum that is slated for the trash because the brush bar has seized and it just doesn’t clean at all anymore but the motor works.
I spent the morning extracting the motor and hose fittings from it and am pretty sure this can be used as a starting point for what I want to do.
Add to that an endless supply of cat litter tubs (I have 2 cats so these are not hard to find) I’m handing this to you guys and your endless amount of experience and creativity to help me cobble together a system of some sort.
I had also considered a shop vac but if I can use this that is free and a few things laying around the house and shop I’d much rather go that way.
I also plan to make one of those box fan air cleaners that you can find plans for all over the net. That will be simple enough and get the job done in my small garage.
Here are the parts I salvaged from the vacuum that I have to work with..
Sooo.. any ideas? Can this be done or am I over thinking this whole thing?
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"