Introduction: Homemade Air Filter

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My kitchen was being remodeled and the air was dusty while being remodeled so I made this. It may sound stupid but the reason I used a box is so I get more airflow versus just sticking tissues to the front of the fan.

Things you'll need:
A fan (it will be better if it was a tower fan or a centrifugal fan)
A box
Some tissues 
Some tape (okay maybe a lot)
And a cutting tool of any kind

Step 1: Step 1: Cut a Hole for the Fan

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Cut a hole for the fan slightly smaller than the fan itself. 

Step 2: Step 2: Cut Holes for the Tissues

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Make sure to cut the holes slightly smaller than the tissue. Cut as many holes as possible for the tissues.

Step 3: Step 3: Stick the Tissues to the Holes

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Now stick the tissues to the holes and make sure it is airtight (air should only be passing trough the tissues). Do the same with the other holes.

Step 4: Step 4: Put the Box on the Fan

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Place the box on the fan and you're done! The thing won't blow much air but it works! I made two versions which is the original one and the centrifugal fan one but I used the same box. The centrifugal fan model works better because axial fans simply doesn't create a lot of pressure.


OWEN10578 (author)2012-12-23

Hi! if you want to make a range hood I suggest to use better filters than tissue papers, I made this cause I want to make a quick filter to filter out dust while the kitchen was remodeled.


Jakwiebus (author)2012-12-23

This is actually very simple but effective for making a quick range hood without having to break a lot of holes in the walls. I'm going to try this one day!
Awesome idea,
simple, but awesome!

LucaG25 (author)2016-05-27

Is it possible to use Kitchen paper or which would be the best tissue to use as filter?

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