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21 October 2014 - 05:27 PM

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Homemade Fume Sucker

18 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

I was scrapping some parts from an old CPU and got an idea when I removed the fans. I made this in an hour. You don't need much and many parts you might have or can easily buy them at the hardware store and Radioshack.This isn't a huge fan to ventilate a car after hot boxing in it. I mainly use it now for soldering, cutting plastics, and silicone fumes (unless you like the smell of vinegar). So what you'll need is
x4 Bolts with corresponding nuts
x1 12v DC fan
x1 5 1/2in X 3 1/2in piece of wood
x1 little less than 20 square inches of polycarb
x2 pieces of Wire
x1 battery charger/transformer that will supply 12v and the correct Amps for the fan
x1 Face mask air filter

Everything you need:
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^Doesn't need to be this exact one, just need the same specs
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So what you will want to do first is cut out you piece of wood to hole the fan
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Next you want to cut out two pieces of polycarb to make a case around the wood. Make 2 hole in the front and back piece for air intake and outtake. Also drill a small hole in the back piece for your fan wires to fit through Drill 4 holes corresponding to the holes on the outside of your fan to mount it.
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Push the 4 bolts through the drilled holes attaching the fan cover.
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Place your fan in the "case" and make sure the bolts are lined up through the holes. Also, make sure you line the arrows up that are on the fan so it sucks in the fumes from the front.
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Cut up your air filter mask to fit over your fan leaving some slack so it isn't push against the fan.
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Place the back plate of polycarb over the back and pull the fan wires through the extra hole you drilled.
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Solder the wires from your fan to the transformer/charger. You should preferably use shrink rap over the solder but I was out so I implemented with E-Tape
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Attach the bolts on the back and Vuala!
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Again, this won't completely take away the odor it will just reduce the amount of brain cells you are killing and stop irritability. Yes, I know you can buy similar fans at the store such as the one's you mount in the ceiling of the bathroom. I just made this with what I had so don't hate.
Flames, comments, questions, suggestions, ideas?
If you would like to buy it let me know.