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Idea for an Inexpensive Charcoal Air Scrubber / Filter

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by equippaint, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    Here's an idea if anyone is looking for a good air filter for their print area. It takes the VOCs and smells out of the air pretty good and is not expensive. You may need more than 1 if you have a large room but there are plenty of online calculators to determine the cfms and recommended air exchange rate.
    I just vent ours back in the room, its about the same as having a large P95/OV mask sitting in the corner. From what I read, the filter should last 1-2 years.
    Filter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5OBM37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Blower: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FPFVZTZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  2. TimToad

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    Yeah, you'll be "printing" the green if you follow the drift of the product literature.
     
  3. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    I figured that Id be suspect and joked to my wife that the Feds are going to come and raid my shop after this purchase.
     
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    player Major Contributor

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    Good idea. The fan could also be used to pull air out of my basement in the summer.
     
  5. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    If they haven't since you replaced all the lights in your paint booth with grow lights, they have bigger fish to fry. LOL
     
  6. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Thanks for this, will check it out.

    A while back we were looking into an air scrubber for the shop to get rid of printer fumes and there weren't any options under $5k.

    This would definitely be worth experimenting with, even if it takes a few of them to get the job done.
     
  7. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Hah, we've been using one of these to accelerate drying times on our prints for over a year. We've rigged up a mesh shelf which the printed roll sits on, then blow a fairly strong gust of air through the loosely rolled print for a couple of hours.
     
  8. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

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    I don't think my employer would like it if I started setting up my grow equipment in my office.
     
  9. chartle

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    Here is my solution. Its a Lakeair air filter hooked up to my printer using hoses and fittings for a saw dust collection system. I put 2 thick charcoal filters in it and it really kills the smell from my Mimaki solvent printer.

    I also put it on a timer so it only runs for the 8 hours i'm in the shop.
     

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