DIY Air Filtration




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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 it? 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 2 cents..

KungFuChess: I love human ingenuity

nick cali: you said it brother or sister whatever u are. BUT why cant others understand?

SouthernContrarian: Will it help with weed smell?

mlopinto2k1: TROLL.

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 bucks?

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 good idea!

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 front?

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 front

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.

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DIY Air Filtration 4.6 out of 5

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