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#1 Gary Pershall

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

Anyone have or built a desktop spray booth / solder fume extractor. My older self has finally come to realize that I really need to do something about the paint and solder fumes. What would be nice is a combo portable unit. Anyone built anything like this? If not then how about a soldering fume extractor by it's self. Would like to see some examples.






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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

Something like this?

https://www.aliexpre...2750292484.html


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:59 PM

Something like this?

https://www.aliexpre...2750292484.html


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Yes that should work. thanks for the link.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:20 PM

Look for a 110V unit. 


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

I use an extractor like this in combination with at cardboard box as a spray booth when using water based paints
 
https://www.google.d...chrome&ie=UTF-8
 
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

Samiam, THere's a 110v model available from the first sight. It's $2 more.  
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

Looking at some of these examples that have some type of filter I wonder how good a job they can do. Looks like just a simple foam element. Is it real important to try and filter or just pull the fumes away from you. I have several muffin fans and probably could use them to pull the fumes away.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

I use polyester insulating material as filter material. You can buy it in Fabric Stores. It´s used for fill in jackets etc.

Its very cheap, so I replace the filter often.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:48 AM

Niels, did you put a fan extractor and filter in your cardboard spray booth? If so and you don't mind post a pic. I am using a plastic storage box for spray booth but need to put extractor fan and filter in it.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:01 PM

If you are truly trying to get rid of the nasty chemicals Google how to make a activated carbon filter,they are used by indoor farmers lol but have legit uses too.I made one similar to this and get the carbon from petsmart although you can also buy the filter material pre made too.

For the fan I use a old inline bilge blower that I bought for my boat that was too small and run it off my power supply.I use a rubbermaid container as a fume hood and when it is running you truly can not smell a thing and you dont need to vent it outside since it truly filters it all.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

I use this for airbrushing.  Never thought to try it for soldering fumes.

 

https://www.amazon.c...la-350441725185


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:51 PM

I have seen that spray booth and still considering it. Would probably work for soldering also, How quiet is it?



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

Niels, did you put a fan extractor and filter in your cardboard spray booth? If so and you don't mind post a pic. I am using a plastic storage box for spray booth but need to put extractor fan and filter in it.

 
Gary, you can see the box and extractor on my Tutorial on painting clear bodies:
http://neckcheese.bl...ar-plastic.html
 
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:15 AM

I made this for about $15 a few years ago.   I use it in the house for painting.   It captures all over spray and most of the fumes since all the spray goes on your subject or into a furnace filter.

 

In the garage where I solder, and grind/sand plastic, I bought a cheap pedestal  floor fan.   If I am grinding or sanding resin, I just turn the fan to the work area so it blows all the dust away from me!   For  soldering  I turn the fan on slow speed.   It is about 5 foot from my soldering station,   It blows any fumes away from me.

 

I've found this to be quick and easy for both issues.   Lot easier than putting on a respirator when grinding, sanding or soldering.

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:13 AM

Thanks for the ideas and I am normally one to build if I can instead of buying. However said , what the heck, and ordered this...

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

hopefully will work for painting and soldering.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:08 PM

Just so you know, they are not very quiet.  But at least for airbrushing, they do a good job.  The one you shared the link for has the exhaust pointing right back at the user in the picture, so you'll probably want to direct that elsewhere, outside if possible


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

The exhaust tube can be disconnected so I more than likely won't use it as there is no way to run it outside from my office. If it's too loud may be able to replace the fan or even put a switch handy to just turn the fan off but still leave the lights on.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

Here is one you might like:

(I'm planning to build one myself, to use for both airbrushing and soldering)

 

 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

The exhaust tube can be disconnected so I more than likely won't use it as there is no way to run it outside from my office. If it's too loud may be able to replace the fan or even put a switch handy to just turn the fan off but still leave the lights on.

Ah, I didn't notice the lights on this one.  That's an issue I have with mine, I just use a portable LED light.  There's always a work-around  :)

 

I'll be interested to hear what you have to say about the noise level...maybe this one is quieter than the one I have


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:10 PM

Supposed to be here tomorrow.. will let you know on the noise level.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

Good timing on this thread.
 
Last night I noticed a ton of overspray on my floor, in the back of the raceway, where my hardbody guys have been painting, during the cold winter months.
 
Anyway, after a couple trips to Home Depot, I came up with the below pictured booth.
 
I have $45 into it, the biggest part of that, $18, was for the 25ft. of 3" ducting.
 
It seems to work well.
 
Typing this up, in the middle of the raceway, I don't smell that I just sprayed.
 
With the cold weather, I just had the ducting feed into a mop.
 
In the warmer weather, it's long enough to feed out the door.
 
I think it's real quiet.
 
The cheap ($15) Home Depot ventilation fan lists the noise level at 4 sones.
 
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:50 PM

Nice job Mike. I probably should have built something like this. We'll see how the one I ordered works out.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:23 AM

Inspired by all these inputs, I went berserk and made a replacement for my trusty (but tired) cardboard paint booth:

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It meassures w45xh35xd30cm and is built from 8mm birch plywood.
It has 12v led light strips in the top and the sides and a hole in the rear wall for the fume extractor.

 

Compressor, extractor etc stores in the box for easy storage of it all.

there are more pictures here:  http://public.fotki....aint-booth-feb/

 

yours, Niels DK
 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:59 AM

Nice project Niels & efficient use of space.. Have you thought about having a "Lazy Susan" to rotate your work as you paint? Then there are various paint stands you can cobble together from odds & ends, of wire, wood. bottles, cardboard, etc.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:15 AM

Nice project Niels & efficient use of space.. Have you thought about having a "Lazy Susan" to rotate your work as you paint? Then there are various paint stands you can cobble together from odds & ends, of wire, wood. bottles, cardboard, etc.

 

I have a sort of manual turnplate, but mostly I paint clear bodies and held them by hand :-)

 

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