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Clean room or at least a cleaner room.

Here is a picture of the finish project. I am sorry that I do not have real pictures or photos to show. I gave this filtered type fan away when I moved in to a little trailer. I did have pictures but I lost my hard drive and the pictures along with it. Some people never learn to back things up. I had to draw this up in paint. This could be used not as a clean room, but at least a cleaner room. I am thinking of paint shops where there have all kinds of dust and over spray from the paint. This setup will bring in clean air as it is taking out the air with the dust and over spray.

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Material list.
1. Used fan, cost $2
2. Screws, Free from the collection that I have
3. White glue. Some that I had at the house.
4. Plywood that I had laying around
5. Nails can also be used.
6. 3/16 Paneling that I had laying around.
7. 2x2 lumber that I use for backing the filters. I also had it lying around.
8. Filters from Lowes at $.69 each.

Tools needed.
1. Skill saw, or for us poor boys a hand saw will do.
2. Hammer, if you are using nails.
3. Squares, for the people that dont have the Eye. Comment: I just fake it.
4. Safety glasses and maybe gloves would be helpful.
5. Optional would be saw horses and all that other fancy stuff.
6. A Drill might come in handy. I like to drill the holes for the screws.

Step 1: The First Drawing That Started It All.

This is what I had in mind when I first started this project back in 1995. I did add the hose that you will see in one of the later pictures. I used this filter for a bunch of different projects. It worked very well for pulling dust, paint over-spray and other things out of the air.

Step 2: Fan Location Within the Fan Frame.

Here is a drawing I made showing the filter being installed. I had some time to kill so I thought that I would play around a little with the drawing. It might be a little early in this tutorial, but I wanted to show it you at this time. There is a filter on the backside of the fan too. It catches a lot more dust and other things that way.

Step 3: Time to Draw Up the Plans.

Here you will see the basic plans. It is a little hard to draw up something so that a person would understand what you are trying to do. Hope that someone out there will understand what I am trying to illustrate.

Step 4: Installing Filter on the Fan.

Here is a drawing I made showing the filter being installed. I had some time to kill so I thought that I would play around a little with the drawing. It might be a little early in this tutorial, but I wanted to show it you at this time. There is a filter on the backside of the fan too. It catches a lot more dust and other things that way.

Step 5: Another Look at the Intro Picture.

Here in the intro picture, there is one thing that I wanted to mention. In the picture there is a filter that I drew in the background. What I was thinking, with air going out, if you filtered the air coming in too,you would be doing double duty. Just a thought.

Step 6: Closing for Now.

In closing, if I were to do this project again, I would see if I could find a much bigger fan with a bigger motor. As it was, I just used what I had on hand at the time. Thanks for looking and thanks in advance for any comments on this Instructable.
It appears the filters you are using are standard furnace filters. Is that correct? You are cycling the air in a room so that it is all or mostly scrubbed by the filter after a while. Correct me if I am wrong. Your abilities in MS Paint far exceed mine!
I didn't notice that last line. I could have done it in autocad but it has been awhile since I played around with it. When I am using paint, I open two windows side by side that way if I see something that I want, all I have to do is copy it in one window and paste it in the other. I have another instructable that you might want to look at: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/20x20_fan_with_air_filter/">https://www.instructables.com/id/20x20_fan_with_air_filter/</a> I use these all the time. Thanks again for the comment. Sorry I didn't see the last line. Chuck<br/>
There are standard 20x20 filters. The one on the wall is 14x20. Wanted to keep them small enough so someone would want come in through the hole. With the hose on, the air is going outside. If you just want to filter the air inside, you don't need the hose or the filter in the wall. You can just use the cheap filters and change them often. Thanks for the comment. Chuck

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