Kevin S.: i been reading up and 'they' say you need an Activated carbon filter to
catch the gases from smoke. i find that material in 'cut your own size'
rolls but to make up 20", i'd have to, what, tape back together? Anyone
here have experience with this aspect of the diy purifier? glue? tape? sew
Also, what if i use one of the half size box fans? would that work for a
15'X15' room. thanks
Fringe Wizard: So simple that even with all my mental fog and other problems due to
extremely crapty air quality here I might be able to actually put this
together and solve my indoor air quality issue long enough to think clear
and pursue more complex solutions if necessary afterwards. We'll see...
Kevin S.: I love this idea! what type filter can i find that will filter the harmful
effects of tobacco smoke..pipe smoke? thanks!
MARK ONE: It's probably best if the fan doesn't blow it out like that. It would be
best if the air was calmly put back into the room, giving the DIY Purifier
more of an advantage to filter the calm air, as to not dis turn or hit the
particles in the air with the fan blowing like that.. But yeah, I actually
built one of those, even with a pre-filter (activated carbon) filter. But I
just basically do it like you do it now, it's very expensive to replace the
pre filters, they're like $20 each.
Rick Rude: Great idea! Always take the fan and filter outside to change it, to prevent
fine dust from getting back into your air.I also take my vacuum outside to
change the bag.
1111q2: So why when I try this does the fan smell like the motor is burning up?
Ron PaulPwns: Viva la R3VOLUCION!!! Ron Paul 20XX! Great video
Andrew Gould: Genius!
LinuxUser269: @Astromchaser well i have had the fan for more than two years and have had
no problems and running constantly .
dlthepirate: thanks for the video; you sound a lot like comedian/writer H.Jon Benjamin
(of Archer, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and Jon Benjamin Has a Van)
light24bulbs: have you found that this eliminates odor? If not, i'm sure it's just a
matter of choosing the right filter. good, simple design!
mlopinto2k1: The filter in the back needs to be sealed up, the air DOES draw slightly
from the front but the gaps in the back is where the dust is coming from.
Make a channel to slide the filter "into" on the back or tape it.
nick cali: dude your an idiot
Rtiomas: Damn, and the noise doesn't get on any of your nerves?
intelliGENeration: filtration "system" has also a limited radius... so placing it on the
window will just clean approximately 6-8 feet around it. But with the
filters, you can move it all over the apartment.
Chris Vaillancourt: if you add a el cheepo filter to the input side you filter the large
particles and then tape/device a way of holding the merv 11 to the output
side then you get longer life on the higher efficiency and can replace the
el-cheepo every 2-3 months and keep the more expensive for longer.. :-) my
KungFuChess: I love human ingenuity
nick cali: you said it brother or sister whatever u are. BUT why cant others
SouthernContrarian: Will it help with weed smell?
Mraybeck: I'm not trying to be a smartass, but wouldn't putting the fan in an open
window and blowing the air outside be just as effective? You wouldn't need
to usee filters.
acnfanmanin: Buy a higher end boxfan.
xsolarwindx: How is the air flow though the fan? Is it reasonable? Or does barely any
air flow through at all?
WillyMaykit: You have said this multiple times in every DIY-fan video on Youtube! Guess
what? These fans cost 10 bucks! Who cares? Do you sell vintage fans for 10
light24bulbs: @mraybeck this will pull new air in. Have to consider what effect that will
have, like increasing heading cost or bringing in more pollutants
LinuxUser269: sure just got to fix it to the fan with tape or clips or wire hangers
Jacobwish93: Is putting the filter on the front ok?
Astromchaser: Just keep a close eye on it. Thoes fans are known for buring out.
chris cahill: have you thought of getting some activated carbon if you do a bit of
ringing around you will find it cheap at large pet supply shops and
aquariums i can get something like 15kg aquarium grade for like $20 or $30
a thin layer would be all that is needed on top of what you have already
even less smell for you
wanderer1031: more can be done pulling than pushing. i think. also, the best fans are
found on cars. blower motor squirell cage or the rad. cond. fans. tough and
powerful. just unsightly.
LinuxUser269: sueman2 I bought the camera while on vacation in Colorado. It is a pure
digital point n shoot camera that takes 30 min. of video. At the time it
was on sale for $89 . I don't think I said I was poor, although it feels
that way. I am thrifty and look for bargains where ever I can. Hence two
filters for the price of one. Thanks for leaving a comment!
reizp: bro i use this same set up in my room works great .. within a night i can
breath better when using this .. gotta love the cheap and easy fixes
CensorshipFTL: @Astromchaser Why do you post this on every box fan air filter video? Do
you work for an air purifier company?
GraffixWB: Go Ron Paul
bpmagruder: is that a galaxy boxfan?
electricalsocket: @danctharp who paid you to say that? YOU should be ashamed of yourself. ALL
air purifiers and vacuums are fans with filters. Why don't you leave a
productive comment like a safe motor that can replace the box fan motor?
LinuxUser269: sweet glad to hear that
Whammytap: Rockler woodworking supply used to sell a bracket that would hold a furnace
filter to a box fan like this; I understand that it is no longer
made--more's the pity. I'm getting ready to try this setup near my bird
cages--pet birds produce so much dust and dander! I have a tabletop
purifier that just doesn't move enough air; the filters are too small for
the amount of space/dust, and they're expensive! Box fan filters are such a
LinuxUser269: @mraybeck If you were in the country and the temperature was OK and pollen
levels were low ..yes . its very hot here I'm on a busy road pollen and
mold spores levels are high so that is not an option. thanks for watching
and your comment.
Astromchaser: That box fan is very cheap and flimsy unlike vintage fans. If you have an
accendent with it the whole thing will break.
number1zelllefan: how effective is it filtering dust from behind when their is dust in front
of the fan?
Arowana145: @mraybeck if you blow the air out of the house it's still coming into the
house from somewhere else. If dust and filtration is a concern then the
best way is to filter the incoming air and who cares about what goes out.
DSilvergun: Is the filter more effective when placed at the rear of the fan vs. the
ibunregistered: Try vacuuming your pleated filter with a crevice tool attachment. It will
extend the life of the filter. Do it often for better flow. Save money. Do
it outside unless you have a HEPA vacuum.
LinuxUser269: @number1zelllefan If you saw how much was caught in the filter you would
understand . the dust on the front is because it draws some air form the
nick cali: ya this is a good idea who cares if it push or pull. i did mine the pulling
way so that i hopethe fan stays cleaner so it will last a bit longer. alll
the dust wears on the electric motor. and bearings( depending on your fan).
i have one on muy wood stove that is ran vby the up draft of heating so i
save a tiny bit 5 months a year.
nick cali: dude thats what i thought> but after doing research thats how the indoor
air gets dirty its bst to leave the air inside inside. and out side air
out. but one should clean the air thats inside. if that makes since.
Bryce Ring: I wonder if you could use some tape or paper or ?? to reduce the amount of
air being drawn in from the front.