Site-Built Air Scrubber
This air scrubber only took a few hours to build and works very well. It’s made from scrap lumber and plywood and rides on four casters.
This site-built air scrubber only took a few hours to build and works very well. It’s made from scrap lumber and plywood and rides on four casters. It has a long power cord that powers the fan and an onboard outlet. When running, the fan draws dirty indoor air through pleated furnace filters, trapping the particles. No, it’s not as efficient as one of the $1200 air scrubbers designed for the job site, but I can tell it’s helping—when we’re doing heavy demo like tearing out subflooring and rotten floor joists, the scrubber’s filters turn brown in a single eight-hour day. We blow out the dirty filters with compressed air before we start the next days work, and what comes out is mind-blowing. All that dirt and dust would’ve been in the customer’s home.
—Aaron Miiller Pollard, Ark.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
Published in Fine Homebuilding #305