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#1 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 04:18 PM

I would like to see some homemade dust collecting/air filtering systems. I am doing a lot of grinding "out of season" so the doors are closed. I am wearing dust mask but that metal dust just seems to hang in the air for a long time.  


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 05:34 PM

look in most members garage and you'll see equipment, engines, tractors that have been sitting a while, there is your dust collection system  (ya know the old saying, "sittin', collectin' dust....)

 

each one a little different variety, that is as home made of a dust collection setup as you'll ever find


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Funny stuff DT! :smilewink:

 

A dust collection system could be as easy/simple as a furnace filter zip tied to the back of an elcheap-O Wally World window fan.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:09 PM

http://gardentractor...le-paint-booth/ hope this link works its in the tool shed on the last page.PG 7 


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:50 PM

I have used a 20x20 box fan with a filter on it for years.

A lot more effective than you would think it would be. I just put it in the area i'm working in and just let it recirculate into the same room.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:26 PM

I have used a 20x20 box fan with a filter on it for years.

A lot more effective than you would think it would be. I just put it in the area i'm working in and just let it recirculate into the same room.

My setup is a little more complicated, since I have mine in a box, but you;ld be surprised how well it works.



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Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:08 PM

We need pictures,, it's in a box. How complicated can it be. I have seen some used with a piece of cheese cloth,,,some with 3 filters. I know where I am going just thought i would see if anyone has come up with anything brilliant since the new millennia. We all know the old squirrel wheel and furnace filter air  scrubber.....


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Posted February 01, 2015 - 12:00 AM

I was just thinking that they MUST have squirrels in Canada.

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 03:00 PM

Well I got a squirrel fan with motor today however as the majority of dust is from metal grinding it was suggested exhaust the air directly out of the building,,not passing through filters and recirculating  through shop...yes we do have squirrels up in my area but only in the past 5 years...they are sometimes called lunch as I have two live game hunters who tend to leave fur and feathers about the yard...I have seen my Ibizan jump up and snatch a bird out of the air for lunch.

 

 

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Neat looking dog. I try and do all my grinding outside.,even in the winter's cold. The welding I'll do inside in the winter but I do open the door about 10" to allow the fume's  to vent out. I don't mind so much the face shield fogging up while grinding but can't stand when the welding helmet fogs up.



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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:53 PM

-34 this morning and no warmer where you are... I will run fan when necessary and exhaust the dust and fumes to the atmosphere.. Not crazy about sending warm air out the door but without charcoal filters I don't have much option at the moment..I am sure there will be changes along the way on this dust remover.  I prefer to grind and weld outside when possible






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