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#1 BiggTim

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

Finally got my new backyard storage shed built and some things cleared out of the heated storage room in the garage where I do my model building, so I spent the rainy Saturday mocking up my new spray booth. I bought a simple 6" duct booster fan on Amazon for 22 USD that pulls about 240 cfm, and uses 110 AC power, and mounted it through the wall with a hood on the outside. I also needed the booth to fold away into the shelves when not in use, so I can get past it to the rest of the shelves. I used another pie of OSB to extend the shelf out and put some old door hinges on it. Here's where I started:

 

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Next I put in an undercounter light that I picked up on clearance when we were doing our kitchen some years back.

 

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Then I mocked up the shape of it with cardboard and tape,

 

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and built a frame with 1/4" screen on it to hold the filter. It also fits a common furnace filter size, should I want to go that route.

 

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Added some filter material I ordered online for about 5 bucks (enough to change it out 3-4 times), and voila! Tested it out with a rattle can and seems to work well. I could barely smell the fumes after quite a bit of spraying.

 

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And finally, tested out how it folds up:

 

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I'll lay down a clean piece of cardboard or plastic shelf paper to prevent dust from the wood when I try it out on a model. Once I work out the bugs, I'll build it out of something nicer. 

 

Maybe now I can actually do some painting on the 5-6 WIPs that I have been tinkering with for lack of a place to paint!!

 

Tim

 

 


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#2 DeanKB

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Very inventive, well done!


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#3 harvey

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

Good Going Gum.....Harv
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Looks quite functional. I'd leave it like picture #3 which

would save time and money and be easily replaceable

(though why would you need to ?).

I'd also ditch the screen/filter unless that fan is blowing

into the house. I think filters are unnecessary if you're

venting outside. It's not like we're painting vehicles with

spray guns. It will also increase the volume of air movement

substantially. Setup an insense stick (or maybe a candle)

and see the difference with and without the filter. You'll

actually move more fumes out without a filter.

 

Have fun :piliot:


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:35 AM

If it works well like it is, it may stay cardboard, we'll see. I may want to make it bigger or shape it differently after I've used it a few times. I'm actually using the filter only to prevent paint build up in the fan or on the wall outside, and to lessen any chance of the fan igniting the particulate, which I feel is EXTREMELY unlikely anyway. So far it seems to draw more than adequately with the filter.

Edited by BiggTim, 23 October 2017 - 01:36 AM.

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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:54 AM

Looks cool to me. Nice job. 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:08 AM

Nice invention!  This is not the paintbooth you are looking for....

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Nice concept! I like the fold up door. IMHO the filter is needed to trap particles of paint that without it will swirl/cycle back around onto the paint job. My first setup vented out directly. The paint dust even with a high flow (and loud) fan accumulated in the vent tube. I would find a bit of dust in the booth at the start of some paint sessions.

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