Spray booth build

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N2950H
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Spray booth build

Post by N2950H » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:31 pm

I had an oven build thread here a while back, and just recently decided to also tackle a spray booth. Got tired of the endless overspray collecting on all my other machines and toys. I did a little research on what some guys have done here and on other sites, but in the end just decided to throw something together and see if it worked. Not the best approach, but all of a sudden I found myself with a couple days off and wanted to get it knocked out. I will modify the design later if it does not work out.

The opening is approx 5'x7'. I went with a 26" cartridge filter from Application Associates (since the ass clown who runs Powder Booth Restoration refused to ship me the filter I bought from him). I have a 3860 CFM axial tube fan (16") and I plan to just run the exhaust out the shop window. I haven't tried it yet, still waiting on the exhaust hose. Just wanted to post some pics up for the next guy coming along and doing what I did...browsing the forum for ideas to steal and use on his own build.

I'll come back in a week or so to let you guys know if it actually works.

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Re: Spray booth build

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Re: Spray booth build

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Re: Spray booth build

Post by duke46 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:04 am

Looks nice but not really sure how it will work with the filter that low? Guess you will find out soon enough.

You need to get rid of that swivel hook that you have. They have a tendency to loose their grounds.
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Re: Spray booth build

Post by N2950H » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 am

Even though I don't have the exhaust hose hooked up yet, I did use it briefly last night because I really wanted to know if a wholesale redesign was going to be required at some point. I was happy to see that it pulled the powder to the filter quite easily, but not with so much force to affect the wrap around. I was also mildly concerned about the height of the filter, which is partially why I made the grounded rod adjustable, but it seems to be just right.

How long can I expect these types of filters to last? Can they be cleaned (blown out) and re-used?

And is there a better swivel hook out there?

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Re: Spray booth build

Post by cesarbee440 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Having much luck with the cartridge filter set up?

I see a lot of people using the swivel hook and not complain about the grounding issues, if you aren't loading it up with powder or cover with tin foil when spraying, it might just work fine! I made some hanging swivel hooks that lodges in the hub area and will be trying out soon.

thanks for the booth pics!

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Re: Spray booth build

Post by N2950H » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:43 pm

I used it for literally 10 minutes so far, but like I mentioned above it is working out well.

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Re: Spray booth build

Post by pwdrit » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:44 pm

Nice job on the booth. I want to build one that size. Right now I’m using a converted cabinet. Now almost 2 months later is there anything that you would change.

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Re: Spray booth build

Post by N2950H » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:11 pm

The only issue I'm having is with the filter clogging pretty quickly, but I just blow it off and keep going. It still does a great job of containing most of the overspray so I'm happy with it.

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