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#1 Rex Johnson

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

Though I work outside, spraying gets pretty messy.

I spray more stuff than I dip these days, platters up to 18", bowls of all sizes etc.

I've used a cardboard box with a squirrel fan but that didn't last long...

 

Outside of spending a big chunk on a commercial booth just to pull away the fog, I'm seeking an easy-up idea that will hold up to outdoor weather.

 

PVC and plastic? 2x4's and plastic? A plastic trash barrel?

What's your 'brilliant!' idea?....

 


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#2 Magnolia Mud Research

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

Assuming that your 'cardboard box with a squirrel fan'  worked until the box was demolished, why not make a box using treated 4x2's and sheets of fiberglass roofing

[similar to  http://www.homedepot...00423/100038031
to replace the cardboard box.  It would be light weight, easily handled and hold up to outdoor weather.
 
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

Plastic trash can spray booth. Mine is 1 year old.

 

https://www.facebook...68547878&type=3

 

 

I bought the filters Mark C. suggested - 12"x 12" VEGA Furnace, Vent and Air Conditioner Filter - 3 Pack

 

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



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:44 PM

Or even coroplast

 

http://www.homedepot...4896S/205351385


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:08 PM

 

Plastic trash can spray booth. Mine is 1 year old.

 

https://www.facebook...68547878&type=3

 

 

Like! I reckon I could use my squirrel fan up top for even more pull.


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#6 graybeard

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

A box fan with a Furnace filter on the back side (suckie side??)
works for me.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:17 AM

Furnace air filter was how I used to go. The paper frame did not do well when washing the filter.

The Vega filters are completely washable.

I have a small piece of expanded metal taped to the front side of the pc fan. This keeps the filter out of the fan blades. Use a small bungee cord to hold the filters to the garbage can in front of the pc fan. Works well for me.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

Does the pc fan have enough draw? I'm surprised that it does.

 

I've used 20" box and attic fans with success. For my air brush spray booth I use a 90 CFM bathroom fan. I never considered washing a paper furnace filter instead I recycle my air conditioner filters (20"x20") after a month of use and use them in my dust or spray booth


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

The pc fan is weak. Sometimes the spray cloud overwhelms the pc fan and have to back away till it clears. Have not looked into a stronger fan, yet. 

A drawback of the garbage can spray booth is using the Critter spray gun with the container hanging down it tends to bump against the front bottom edge of the cutout. Glazing wide bowls and tall objects(12 inches or taller) gets kind of close to the edges of the cutout. Shoot, I was so happy to be spray glazing and have a place to spray inside I looked past these nuisances. 

 

Thinking maybe use the coroplast on a wood frame. Then could make the booth wider and a taller. Then use RonSa's bathroom fan idea for exhaust. 



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

Shoot, I was so happy to be spray glazing and have a place to spray inside I looked past these nuisances.

 

LOL, I get that.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

My brother welded me up a small spray booth. It works pretty well. I have those tape lights installed in the top. I also have a strong fan on it. It sucks a lot of air through it. You rarely get overspray even when spraying the insides of bowls and stuff.

 

I still prefer to spray outside in the sun though. Put up a stool and a lazy susan and spray away. 



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

Joseph what kind of fan are you using?



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

an 8 inch inline fan that my brother gave me. It pulls like 700-900 CFM if I remember right. I didn't buy it, he had it laying around from some other stuff he was working on.

 

I have a little shed behind my house. It is around 10'x8' big. We built a little wooden table for an 18x18 inch spray box that he welded together, we ran the exhaust out the wall.. It looks like an exhaust hood turned on its side basically. It is a square that has angled backs that go to the 8 inch hole. It is rigged up I will give you that, it is nothing fancy. However it does the job. I buy the little filters that you throw away. They come in a pack of 10 for like a few bucks. I use a new one each time. I only use this when I don't wanna spray outside, which is rarely ever. I just enjoy the natural sunlight and the extra fast drying that the sun provides.

 

One thing that I think a lot of the pottery vendors of the world are missing on out is a hobbyist spray booth. The commercial ones are just too expensive for hobby potters. If someone could make a decent spraybooth in hobby potter size I imagine it would sell well.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

...agree with that. Expensive equipment out there if you want something that's large enough and actually pulls enough air.

Cheapest I've seen is $450 for a used unit. I'd like to just contain the overspray a bit. Since I work outside anyway it's not really an issue but it makes for alot more cleanup.

I do some large platters that require some space around the piece as well.

Anyhow, thanks for the input all.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:18 PM

i spray outside and wish i had an indoor unit.  have saved several things to build the booth. a bottom from a shower with a central drain, ( i want a waterfall  to wash the overspray )  a roll of vinyl flooring that i think can be stood up in a circle with an opening in front to form the walls,  and i can do plumbing myself.  now to find the spot indoors and actually DO IT!  and give up on the idea that it is awful to cut a perfectly good, new (9 years ago) roll of vinyl flooring to make walls only 3 feet high.


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