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sgv

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463 days ago

All LJs I was thinking about a built-in Air filtration for my new basement shop. I can get to the back side of one of my walls and was thinking of venting the air cleaner through the wall.
1- intake at baseboard 2- exhaust at ceiling, I was thinking I could build a box on the back side with studs and drywall with hatches to get to blower and filters.
any pros and cons, trying to save space in shop, I do have 9 ft ceilings .
Thanks in advance :-)

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back


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#1 posted 463 days ago

pros- clean air. cons-lots of building… but that is not really a con to some. You are talking returning the air from the shop?? I would put intake at top return at top to create a circulation steering the ambient dust to the system.

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#2 posted 463 days ago

joeyinsouthaustin yes air intake from shop and exhaust to shop. kind of like a soffet on the back side of the wall,i was thinking of using the existing framing (studs) as the start of the bay, but if I will get better air flow having intake at or just below ceiling height and return at other end of wall ceiling height that can be done. Do you think it will circulate the shop air enough to clean it ? I am using a old heater fan.

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#3 posted 463 days ago

I use just plain old box fans modified to fit a 20×20 ac filter with good results. The heater fan should move a lot of air. My thinking on the ceiling is this. The dust you are filtering will be fine enough to stay aloft or stir up easily, any thing else will fall to the floor or surface fairly quickly. Tools and such will block much of the circulation at floor level, and mid level, and such. If you went about 7’ (2’ below ceiling) I think it would be quite effective, especially with the separation you describe. Think about constructing it from Insulated AC hardboard. It is quite affordable, and easy to hang on the back side of the wall. But I think a soffit type construction would work well enough.

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sgv

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#4 posted 463 days ago

joeyinsouthaustin Thanks did not think about AC hardboard, food for thought. I also like the 7’ idea.

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#5 posted 463 days ago

+1 for intake on one end and exhaust on the other end

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