Recycling Industrial Air Intake Filters

I have access to some used air inlet filter cartridges soon to be disposed from a gas turbine power plant that I work at. When in use, they prevent dust and debris from atmospheric air from passing through to the turbine....I am thinking of cleaning them using instrument air, and recycling them as furniture parts of for bookshelves and other upholstery furniture’s...does anyone know if they are safe to use for the inner frame of a couch for example?

Posted by 9jabuilt 7 years ago


How do I make a carbon fibre pipe for an air intake?

Hello folks! I'm trying to figure out how I can make a carbon fibre pipe for my cars air intake. I have a semi-flexi alloy pipe which I have managed to bend into shape and it will keep its shape without changing even if I take it out of the engine bay. I was wondering how I would go about making a mould of the pipe to make a replica of it out of carbon fibre for ultra cool points. Plus Carbon fibre helps repel heat better than aluminium. I was originally just going to get a Carbon Fibre vinyl wrap around the pipe but, why fake it?

Posted by apmaman 6 years ago


2002 impala intake manifold gasket?

Is it difficult to change the upper intake manifold gasket on a 2002 chevy impala?

Asked by jakerice 6 years ago



Toyota corolla DIY Cold Air Intake

So i have this idea, my car came stock with cold air intake, but i want to take it a little farther and do a Ram air intake (the air gets shoved in the car as you drive) what kind of tubing should i use? i have this plastic kind of dryer tubing and some pipe rings (adjustable) would that work? or should i use metal dryer tubing?

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


is it possible to make a intake or blower for nitro rc?

It would look cool and make better performance

Asked by mclovin7596 8 years ago


how to remove intake manifold to chainge spark plugs on 2000 eclipse gt?

I cant figure it out and i need to replace my spark plugs

Asked by nick12290 8 years ago


Removed intake resonator, now I have a small whine

I removed the intake resonator on my car, now I have a small whine to my engine. I know the resonator takes away noises and stuff, but others have done this and got a low hum, not a whine. I don't like my car sounding like a Ford power steering pump. Why is this?

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago



Quistion about Turbine Jet Engine intake and pressure fans , Answered

I have seen and checked several Instructables on Turbine Jet engine and I am trying to make my own,On a Turbine Jet Engine intake and compression fans ,are they connected directly to the axis ( Shaft )or they just revolve about it separately ? also please any info's about the fan's angle for each one, are they the same or opposite one another.?? Many Thanks in Advance

Asked by mbourhan 7 years ago


laptop external fan placement question

I'm going to make a laptop stand/cooler, my question is should the fan blow air through the intake on the laptop or should I use the fan to help pull the air through the exhaust. I have a toshiba satellite and there is 1 intake and 2 exhaust(1 under and 1 on the side)

Asked by fmmarc56 7 years ago




I have my ashtray sitting right beside my computer intake fan, is this safe? Answered

I hate having smoke in my face, even though I DO smoke, I just decide to put the ashtray by my computer fan intake. It isn't hot, nor does it seem to affect my computer performance. Keyword is SEEM....does it do anything to the circuitry??

Asked by foxy1paco 9 years ago


what happens if I put compressed air instead of N2O in my car? Answered

I was thinking, if I put compressed air in the intake coletor, the improve of power ins't the same? as the nitrox sends nitrogen to make the comb. chamber cooler, and oxigen to burn the fuel, wich is the same elements that had air, the effect doens't had to be the same? thanks for aswering. have a nice day!

Asked by maurice1993 9 years ago


hydrogen kit for a car? Answered

First is it real and i know how the hydrogen is made but does it go into the intake or something or through the fuel injectors as well as does it use the oxygen as well?

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago



MOWER WONT START?

Mower has sat for awhile has spark but wont start. If I spray starter fluid in the air intake hole it will start and run for a few seconds. Any ideas maybe it is clogged somewhere????

Asked by harleykissed 6 years ago



Liquid Cooling - Body

Its so hot and... well.... I made a device to cool myself down! I might make an instructable, but basically, I took two 20oz bottles with caps, poked 2 holes in the top of one, 1 hole in the other. I then ran tubing between the two, and in the bottle with 2 holes, I added a bit of tubing to put the air intake below water level. I filled the 2'holer up with icewater, and blew a bit on the air intake to get it started. It works very well, to say the least! :P

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


Turbine Jet engine...? Answered

If the intake turbines' speed is regulated by the compressed exhaust over the rear turbines, would it be more effecent to have 2 props in a row, or a single large one at the rear of the engine to control the rotation speed?

Asked by shawneegeek 8 years ago


AUTOMOTIVE OXY FUEL

1. I want to know how to calculate the fuel intake ti the engine per minute for any kind of engine. 2.can i use contralable amount of pure oxygen to improve effeciency,millage,and pollution?

Asked by saikrishna.voonna 5 years ago


dry out jetted tub pipes

How can I dry out the pipes in my jetted tub after use to keep them from growing??  I'm thinking maybe using an old computer fan blowing into the intake would be enough...???

Asked by richardtdy 4 years ago


Sandblaster

When I saw the sandblaster here, I wanted to make one because well, it's cool. The only problem is that I can't find the gun. From what I can tell, It has 2 intakes and one exit nozzle. I did read the instructable, but it didn't say (as far as I could tell). Can someone help?

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago


mice brains...science research HELP!!!

I am really interested in science research and I want to come up with a research project, but I'm having a hard time putting something together. I want to include aspects like... - PCR (polymerase chain reaction) - RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) - ICC (immunocytochemistry) - e-gel/ gel electrophoresis I know I will be working with mice brains whose vagus nerves have been surgically cut or whose leptin intake has been significantly increased. (By the way, the leptin and vagus nerve are totally different experiments) In this case the vagus nerve serves as a connection from the brain to the stomach. Therefore if it has been cut, mice would show a reduction in food anticipation. The leptin, I believe is a hormone that deals with energy regulation (food intake). Mice with leptin intake grow obese because lack of leptin usually tells the body to stop eating so when the mice with too much leptin are introduced to food, they cannot stop eating. In either case, mice brains would be sacrificed for experimentation. (All experiments are done in a research facility) I'm not sure how to incorporate these procedural methods to the mice brains. My objective is to somehow determine the mechanisms within the nervous system, which can hopefully aid in developing methods to ameliorate neurological problems. I am open to any other methods or protocols.

Posted by c4thy 10 years ago


Yanosuke Hirai

Here's another one of my occasional notes on Engineers  and engineering ethics. Yanosuke Hirai http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20120319p2a00m0na020000c.html Hirai was responsible for insisting on the design of a sea wall which prevented another Japanese reactor being destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, and also for ensuring that, as the sea recedes sharply AFTER a tsunami, that the water intakes were placed so that cooling water could still be maintained.

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


New to cars. please help!?

Okay! i have 3 questions. i have a ford taurus 2003. 1) is there a difference between the 2003 and 2004 model? because i cant see one 2) how does a new air intake improve your car? 3) if a body kit says its for the 2004 model will i be able to fit it on the 2003 model?

Asked by redsuit09 7 years ago


Hydrogen Generators

Does anyone know how to test for output quantity of HHO gas from a Hydrogen Generator when connected to a vacuum such as your intake manifold? The output is easy to test when just checking with a submerged bottle with the generator running on its own without being hooked to a vacuum source. The generator will put out substantially more volume under vacuum than when not. How do you check for output volume when under vacuum? Pylgram

Posted by Pylgram 9 years ago


What is wrong with my carburetor? Answered

AENL wisconsin motor 9.2 hp. 163e Zenith Carburetor. Everything has been rebuilt. I did most of the work myself. I started it for the first time, it fired right up. Then stopped after a minute. I noticed it was flooding...badly. fuel was leaking out of the carburetor by the intake. I then pulled the cord a couple more times and now it is leaking gas through the exhaust port. What happened? Float to high? I set it to the gauge provide by the carb kit. It was pretty close to right on. What next?

Asked by oil_derrick 6 years ago


i need to make a silent water pump using basic parts. help?

I havent got much at my disposal, ive got tubing, glue, and brushless fans. i have tested with distilled water and the fans do not short out from being in contact with it, nor do they appear to be rusting or locking up. i have tried using a standard fan to make a simple pump, but with no decent results. the way i have it set up is the bottom is covered, and a tube is exiting out the side of the fan shroud. it is angled so that the fan blades should be pushing the water into the tube, but the water is just staying in the fan shroud. i currently have a CD as the intake, using the hole in the middle as the intake and the rest of the cd covering the other side of the fan. i was wondering if theres a way to make it work with a normal fan, and if i can do that, how do i need to have the hose set up? if its impossible to do with a regular fan, i know a blower fan will work, since water pumps have basically the same setup on the inside. i have a feeling the blades themselves are playing a big role in where the water is going. any help is appreciated!

Asked by zack247 5 years ago


Insulating Ducts

I was thinking about opening one side or the top of the "metal box" that "insulates" the out/intake ducts of HVAC unit, and filling that space with styrofoam popcorn used for shipping fragile stuff. We recently had a couple of trees cut down in the backyard and now our HVAC unit is completely exposed to the sun for most of the day! We bought a shade to set up but I was thinking the styrofoam would just be a little bit more of a help! What do you think? All ideas and advice would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by thickneckarts 7 years ago


Are there any ducting experts in the house, please?

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I need to install some air ducting, but appreciate that my knowledge is seriously lacking. I have explored wiki, google, etc, but to no avail. However, if you know, please advise me! Essentially I need to understand the rules of ducting; where fan intakes/outtakes can be placed, how much ducting can preceed the fans etc. Also what do I need to consider when using Y flanges to combine/separate air-flows. Anybody know, please? Many thanks ;-)

Asked by kevinhannan 8 years ago


will this carburetor work on my 350?

It will fit my intake I know that for sure its a 4 barrel quadrajet Originally on 1967 chevy 397,427 and 1967 pontiac 327,400,427 its a 4mv f9 I'm trying to put a motor together for my camero and don't have much money and have lil time to get it done the ppl who run my apt say to at least make it move I'm waiting on other parts so i can't just put it on and see eventually i plan to put an eddlbrock on it but that is prolly years away unless this carb works really well

Asked by darkmickey 8 years ago


Valve question

Hi all ... my first post is actually a question. I have been searching for the name of a specific type of valve. More specifically the name of the valve in a refillable butane lighter (the intake valve). The little brass valve that is usually at the bottom. I need something similar for a proeject I am working on but after looking for a while I have yet even to come up with a specific name for it. Also, if somebody could tell me where I could find some (doesn't have to be brass - as long as it is metal) ... I need about 20 minimum to begin with. Thank you very much, Iza Bl..

Posted by izablue 11 years ago


searching for a pump that can handle pudding

I dug through a few forums, trying to decide which this was best suited for. I settled on tech since its a physical computing project. I'm looking for a resource for a water pump that can handle something like pudding. the initial thought was use an air pump and a bag or maybe have the bag be squeezed closed but i need it to cycle through.  Like a water fountain of pudding! The pudding spurts out, then there is also an intake which is recycling the goop. Does anyone have a resource on pumps which could handle something so thick?  (and since its a small scale project, cheaply and small!)

Posted by gjclimer 5 years ago


Most people have a hot water heater in the house. Anyone know how to change a John Woods heater's Anode rod?

Its a plumbing problem possibly requiring cutting copper pipe and soldering fittings together. Basically I need to know if the anode rod is in the same place as usual for most hot water heaters or if my John Woods hot water tank does have the anode connected to the hot water intake. If so, how am I going to save money and change the magnesium anode rod myself rather than paying a plumber 80$/hour.

Asked by rgrewal 6 years ago


how effective is this airflow design? Answered

I am working on a very small build pc, and i was thinking that the best way to reduce overall height would be to design a cover piece that directs the airflow from the intake fanover the CPU and northbridge heatsinks and out the back of the unit via an exhaust fan. this method was chosen because the fan cannot be on top of the cpu heatsink because the unit would be too bulky if it was. I have attached a crude image of the planned cover and the layout of the board's heatsinks, and i would like to know if this is a effective method for cooling, in such a small form factor. if it isn't, what is?

Asked by zack247 7 years ago


How does this engine work? Answered

I have a mini moto engine which i'm going to use to power a go kart type thing. I need help identifying the different intakes as it looks like there are three holes. I think the middle one is to attatch a throttle cable, but what of the other 2? One already has a pipe attatched to it (right hand side) and the other (left) looks like it has a fuel tap. I'd guess fuel and oil, but I always thought that had to be premixed, so shouldn't there only be one hole? Any help in identifying the different bits would be appreciated. Chip.

Asked by chip123 5 years ago


Jet Engine Problems? Answered

I have been building a mini Jet Engine.  I have a VERY STRONG electric fan for the compressor.  Outer shell is made of sheet metal.  The fuel I have been trying to use is gasoline.  The intake is about 2.5 inches across and about 3 inches in it begins to close up to about 0.6 inch diameter where the air is compressed and mixed with fuel before being burnt.  The problem is that its starts but it explodes.  Is it too much fuel, to much compression from the compressor, to small of a diameter for the combustion chamber and exhaust or something else completely?  Haven't done much with jet before so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Asked by Wesley666 8 years ago


How to build a portable solar gain heater?

What I have in mind would be....a frame with wheels, with plexiglas on the front, black on the back, air intake on the bottom, black stacks of aluminum cans inside to funnel heat upward....and a flexible hose at the top to carry heated air into the house....not quite sure how to rig that up. See, I've noticed that the outside of my dark green garage door will be hot to the touch even on a winter day, if it's sunny. But, the garage door is insulated and of course, the heat stays outside. This would have to be portable though, to roll away during non-winter, and in the rain...which since I lve in the Pacific Northwest, would be more often than not.

Asked by chotii 8 years ago


Can I use a fan to make a compressor? Answered

I have seen many centrifugal compressor designs on the net, I was wondering if a ducted fan can be used, duct's diameter at the intake of the air would be smaller, and after the air passes through the fan and is accelerated, the diameter of the duct would increase, I think this should lower the velocity of the air and as a result the pressure should increase, according to Bernouli's princinple, I am not asking like which one is efficient, the usual type of fans used in centrifugal compressors (don't know what they'r called) or this one, just asking if this would work and increase the pressure of the air.

Asked by Wisaam 5 years ago


DIY water jet engine?

Hello. Me and couple of my local DIY buddies are also big fans of fishing. Because we are all students and can't drop 1K+ on normal outboard motor for our tiny aluminum boat, we are thinking on making our own. What we have here is a 200cc lawnmower engine. Because we don't wanna get into business of making our own gears we are looking for ways to implement water jet system. The problem is we just can't figure out what is gonna do a good job of being our turbine. Any suggestions? Does anyone know if the intake half of automotive turbocharger is gonna for pumping water?

Posted by Kizzmansky 7 years ago


My air conditioner is broken beyond repair, any ideas on how to keep the house cool until we move? Answered

The people we rent our house from decided to "fix" the air conditioning to the house by getting rid of the unit for the upstairs and just making the duct for the one downstairs bigger. Now the ducts are basically clogged with dust because there's no filter that will fit the main intake and the main unit keeps freezing up because it can't handle cooling the entire house. We live in Florida, so it get's very hot, very fast. We're currently looking for a new house, but does anyone here have any creative cooling ideas for until then? I currently have fans upstairs blowing all the hot air out, which is working a little bit.

Asked by tieguy 7 years ago


cooling laptop processor? Answered

I am using a dell inspiron 640m (i call it lappy dino) few years old now the processor is an intel core duo T5200 i use my laptop as a desktop because its screen is fried, meaning it never moves and uses an external monitor i have 3 questions here 1) i have been forcing my fan to run at maximum + a cooling pad blowing air towards the intake vent,   so far my cpu temp dropped from 60-70 Celsius to a nice 45 degrees the question is, would         running my fan at max damage anything or itself? 2)is there any risk of making your cpu "TOO COOL" and how will it hurt the computer 3) would it be better to remove the   heat sink plastic cover like in the picture  ,just the heat sink cover(the picture shows all cover removed) and not the heat sink itself then blow air directly at it with my cooling pad  

Asked by michaelgohjs 7 years ago


Food & Gestational Diabetes

I found out 2 days ago that I might be at risk for gestational diabetes (getting diabetes while pregnant.  Usually goes away after baby is born).  My doc suggested that I try a diabetic diet and I've looked up many great recipes and ideas but I was wondering if the Instructables community has any input.  Do any of you have diabetes?  How do you figure out what to eat? So I'm turning to Instructables for healthy alternatives for everyday eats. I know the basics, everything in moderation, leafy greens, eat colors of the rainbow, exercise, low carb intake, water, water, water - all that jazz.  Do you guys have any favorite healthy recipes or instructables you've tried and enjoyed?  I need to be eating 2200 healthy calories to keep baby strong and give myself a ton of energy.  I get tested again in 4 months to see if I have to be put on medication or even worse, have to do insulin.  I'm going to do my best to prevent this.   Any suggestions, tips will be appreciated. Zurichko

Posted by zurichko 5 years ago


Why will my Maytag Bravos MVWB700VQ0 washer not fill at beginning of cycle?

I have a 2009 Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 washing machine -- model number MVWB700VQ0. We just moved to a new house, and as far as I know it was working fine in the old house. Now, the cycle starts and water sprays in the machine, then the water runs through the detergent cup. The machine spins to balance the load, and when the tub slows to fill, nothing happens. Doesn't matter what cycle or water temperature, no water is added to the main tub for about the first 8 minutes of the cycle. After that, it kicks in and starts adding water, washes, rinses and drains as normal. I'm not getting any error codes. We checked hoses, water pressure and screens. Thought it might be the water intake valve, but since it's working at other stages in the cycle, it's not that. Does this mean I have a timing issue or something with the main computer component? Again, I've not had any problem that I was aware of until we moved it after it'd been in the same place for 7 years. Thanks for your help!

Asked by tlhead 1 year ago


Stop back flow bringing smoke to the rest of the house through the AC ducts? Answered

One room in the house we smoke, but when a window is opened all the smoke is sucked through the ac ducts to the main intake which is in a hallway right outside all the bedrooms. I believe this is because the room is generally ~10 degrees warmer than the main part of the house which the hallway is off of because it is a large, open area which is less insulated because of a vaulted ceiling and many large windows. I am looking for a way to seal the room off from the rest of the house without disabling the functionality of the AC/Heater. I've found this HVAC Damper which I think could work, but it's a bit pricey, and it's supposed to be hooked up to a controller unit, so I don't know if there's a way to hook it up to either the fan or thermostat so it just opens when the AC/Heater/Fan is on, and the closes after. I had also been thinking about building a box with a large, one-way valve, but the only design I can think of is a bit beyond my fabrication abilities. Any help, hints, or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

Asked by siamonsez 6 years ago


looking for well controlled heating element.

I have a few small projects in mind that have come to a standstill because I lack one piece.  What I would like to get my hands on are small heating elements capable of temps between 80-400 degrees F that are as accurate as possible, preferably within two degrees. I have tried researching this online, but after browsing for an hour I was unable to come up with anything that would suit my needs.  I have considered buying a digital heat gun, but I can't find reliable info on how accurate they are and what range they have. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to build bombs or anything like that so here are two of the applications I had in mind. The first is my truck.  From what I understand those 'super chips' people buy to override the computer and add power typically change the air/fuel ratio.  That can be done by manipulating the perceived temperature of the air entering the intake.  My idea is to create a small housing around the airbox thermostat and digitally manipulate the termp in order to manipulate the A/F ratio.  My second idea is...well...best not discussed openly, but I assure you it has nothing to do with the creation of weapons of any kind. Any thoughts?

Posted by TsarNicholas 8 years ago


Pre-purchase questions of a petrol-driven electrical generator - cos you guys know best! Thanks!

I have a caravan in a remote location and I've got round to thinking of buying a petrol-driven electrical generator. I'm figuring on using this with an ethanol (E85) fuel. I'd really appreciate some help if you can to any parts of my queries. I have looked around on Google for advice but there's a lot of conflicting stuff as usual and I know you guys are good. My normal max load is around 4,500watts but I have security HID lights which have a huge inductive start for a few millseconds - how will a suitably rated generator cope? Do I always add a 20% margin to the generator capacity so for a 4.5kW load I should get a 6kW machine? Or is it not 20%? Given that the machine will be outside, I don't want to annoy the other caravanners, so if I build a sound-proofing box with just an outlet for the exhaust, could I expect the noise to be reduced signifcantly, given a lot of noise will be coming from the exhaust itself? The machine has a tank of 15litres but I want to increase this safely - how could this be done, if at all? Safety is paramount (naturally) but then so is convenience. Do you have a generator? If so, what do you wish you knew beforehand or any regrets? What kind of maintenance schedule is there and is there a performace improvement for modding the air-intake to a larger filter like for cars and bikes? Many thanks for reading my question and thanks for your time to reply.

Asked by kevinhannan 7 years ago


Setting up a new apartment, what would you do?

Greetings all, I am soon to move to South Korea and will be sharing a bachelor with my wife on her ESL teaching contract.  I would like to see how many instructables we can take advantage of while there and want to get input from this totally awesome community and what they have used/would suggest to use. Our Goals: - Reduce energy use - Increase healthy environment/food/liquid intake - make best use of small area - nothing permanently altering structure of apartment. Example: The first problem we have to overcome is the problem of a single bed.  While it is easy to say 'just go out and buy a double or an air mattress'.  The problem is that we have to keep the original bed and have zero storage space.  The idea that I found which could potentially help through the use of a Loft Bed instructable which would help us 'lift' the single bed out of our way and allow use to effectively use it for any guest that may stay over as well as get a bigger bed into the apartment. I also saw a really neat instructable using Tesla CD-Turbine and thought maybe there may be some useful electricity to be gained since there is no water bill. Also any number of various LED projects for lights and such. I used this instructable for water filtering at home and will do so while in Korea. Any other ideas would be welcomed!

Posted by DragonDon 7 years ago