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 Posted: Sun Nov 6th, 2016 07:19 pm
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Hi Guys :wave:

Just saw this spray booth Thread.

Has anyone got any cool spray booth photos to Post ?

I need to make (lash !) something up.

I want to be able to spray paint during the cold weather.
In the summer, I can spray outside in the workshop.

I could, at a push, link a 4" or 6" dryer type hose, to either the bathroom or kitchen extractor fan.

Then I saw the cooker extractor/hood !
Neat idea.

Just wondered if anyone else has used a filter & NOT extracted to outdoors ?
I guess the cooker extractor DOES filter out overspray/particles...
...but almost certainly NOT solvent.

Mmm...

Be great to see some Members DIY spray booths in any case !

:moose:

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I saw once a paint booth made of the interior plastic shell from a dishwasher. Resting on a side the bottom opening was fitted with a filter and a fan. Then an aluminium dryer duct sent the fumes out trhu a window. Pretty neat and cheap.
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Hi Si. I fixed up a cheap and cheerful booth from a plastic storage box (Tesco's I think), a dryer hose and a 12V computer cooling fan (biggish). It exhausts to the outside by hanging the hose out of the window but is pretty effective for aerosol spray jobs (I haven't ventured into my airbrush kit yet!).

004 by slateworks, on Flickr

001 by slateworks, on Flickr

The cooling fan is just hot glued and sealed on the outside of a hole cut in the box with a square of kitchen cooker filter material secured by a removable cover plate on the inside.

005 by slateworks, on Flickr

The hose is fixed to the mounting plate that came with it and the mounting plate hot glued to the square rim of the cooling fan body.

002 by slateworks, on Flickr

I know this doesn't just filter without external exhaust but it works for me. The newspaper is just a method of keeping the box walls a bit cleaner than they might otherwise become with overspray.

Being fairly light weight, it has the advantage of being portable so can be moved to anywhere I have a 12V supply - and a window! - and I used hot glue as it sticks better to the poly box material and acts as a sealant at the same time.





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Hi Doug :wave:

BRILLIANT !

I suddenly realise...
...a Poly Prop. transparent box could be ideal.

I guess it would let in much more light.
Or an extra light could be outside the box.
12 Watt LED bulbs pretty cheap, these days as well.

The filter seems like a tricky one to me.

Could be time to order some dryer hose !! :bg:

:moose:

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Yes Si, the transparent (nearly) box got me out of the job of fixing an additional light as there's plenty coming in from the room lighting or even just daylight for the use I make of the contraption. I do only use it for spray can work though, any detail stuff being good old brush painted!



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I built mine from 3/16" foam board. Dryer vent duct to 3" 12vdc Attwood bilge blower fan to 3" duct to filter box in the window opening. My paint booth is solar powered - PV panel to 5A charge controller to 12v 20ah battery to paint booth fan and LED light strip inside top of spray booth. Will post pics later - I have to use my DSLR to post photos here as my phone will not take a sufficiently small photo.

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Hi Rick

Cheers.
Have you tried 'Pixlr Express' on the phone ?
It's great !

You can resize photos to 800x--- for Posting...
...or ANY other size as well.
Add text.
Change to B&W/sepia.
Correct colour.
Etc. etc.
&
It's FREE !

Wouldn't know what to do without Pixlr.

FANTASTIC !

:moose:

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Sweet! Downloaded it and let's try it out. First photo is the booth. 3/16" foam board and duct tape. I wanted it now. ;)

Filter is external. I am going to change this. For now, I tape a bit of foam filter material over the opening and toss it after the paint session.

Attachment: 20161107_160126.jpg (Downloaded 35 times)



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This is the fan. $17 on Amazon but 12v 3a and is rated for boat bilge exhaust - moisture and explosive vapors. 3" diameter accepts common dryer vent duct.

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And here is the window exhaust. The duct goes into the box, which has a hole outside which is covered with a bit of the air conditioner filter also shown.

Works like a champ and cost about $5 excluding the fan which I had lying around.

And Pixlr is my new friend! Thank you!

Rick

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