It's coming up to the Australian snow season. One troublesome thing with the wet snow we get here is having dry gloves on day 2. This is where you need a glove dryer and you can also use it to dry your boots! It's a pretty basic concept, we're going to take warm air from the drying room and force it through the gloves and boots, it's that simple.
Step 1: Getting It Done....
What You Need:
- 1/2 sheet approx. of film faced ply (I ran out and it was a public holiday, used chipboard flooring)
- 4M 32mm OD PVC pipe, can use electrical conduit
- an exhaust fan, I used a 200mm one for this
- construction adhesive
- some 38mm nails/staples and 65mm self tap screws
- common tools, saw, drill, jigsaw, etc.
How To Go About It:
I've attached a video of how and written out the steps below
All of the measurements mentioned can easily be modified to suit your requirements. I feel like mine is good for gloves but may have too many pipes to be good for boots.
- Cut out 5 pieces of board, 260x800 and 2 pieces 260x220± (depending on thickness of material, mine was 20mm). While on the saw, cut down the pipe into 250mm lengths.
- Assemble a box minus the lid using nails/staples and construction adhesive, laminate the 2 left over pieces together with nails/staples and construction adhesive.
- Use the supplied template from the fan to put a hole in the side of the box, install the fan. If you have a ducted heating system where there are vents in the floor which blow out hot air use them, rather than a hole in the side of the box and a fan, put a hole in the bottom of the box which you will place over the duct and the hot air from the heating system with do the work for you.
- With a hole saw or spade bit put 16 holes for your pipes in the lid, my holes worked out 80mm in either side, 80mm centres and 120mm in from the ends.
- Stick all the pipes in the lid with the construction adhesive and allow it to cure.
- Screw the lid down to the box and you are done!