Jump to content

Welcome to Grasscity Forums - Register now for FREE
Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute.
Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Create an Account

The BEST DIY EZ walmart carbon filter for MICRO grows Zen style.


  • Please log in to reply
 

#1
bubbling

bubbling

    er'ryday smokah

  • Registered Upgraded
  • PipPipPip
  • 54 posts
A really nice DIY carbon filter i found. haven't seen it on the city yet so i thought i would share it. It's from the creative mind of "Wolfman Zen" from Rollitup.org I posted a link to the original thread at the end.

So my girls have been giving off their sweet sensual perfume for days now, and I know I should have done this sooner... but here is my DIY carbon filter..

Picked up a few things at walmart.

Black duck-tape
Black "Pencil cup"
Smaller black "Pencil cup"
Black ladies socks (pantyhose)
Activated carbon

Posted Image


Poor some carbon in the mesh like "pencil cup"

Posted Image

.... just enough so the smaller cup is level with the larger cup.

Posted Image

Slip the smaller cup into the sock

Posted Image
Posted Image

Tuck the sock into the smaller cup holding the end of the sock. Pore in the carbon.. keep holding the end of the sock.

Posted Image
Posted Image

Now pull on the end of the sock and use your finger to guide the carbon into the space between both cups until filled.

Posted Image
Posted Image

Now pull the end of the sock over the entire filter.. twist the end of the sock at the bottom and pull it up over the end of the cup.

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Now simply use duck-tape to place the filter over your exhaust fan. I used a rubber band to secure it...

Posted Image


Works great... though I already miss that sweet aroma =[

The BEST DIY EZ walmart carbon filter for MICRO grows Zen style. - Marijuana Growing



#2
hydrohippie

hydrohippie

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 104 posts
Nice man, im def going to make one of these, how much was the activated carbon?

#3
growerfirst

growerfirst

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • PipPipPip
  • 43 posts
great tutorial

#4
PrplHz

PrplHz

    Hashashin

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 2,424 posts
The activated carbon was at Walmart? How much and what section? This should be a sticky it is one of the most simple methods I have seen.

#5
bubbling

bubbling

    er'ryday smokah

  • Registered Upgraded
  • PipPipPip
  • 54 posts
It's in the aquarium section next to the air pumps and filters and shit. i'm not sure on the cost, as this was a tutorial i just found while thumbing through rollitup

#6
mr echo

mr echo

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 105 posts
I read this DIY before, I forgot it was on rollitup I thought it was here...
Anyways the thread was labeled something like diy carbon filter for less than $40, I'm not sure what the break down was but I'm sure the carbon is one of the more expensive things but everything was under 40 so its not too bad. I found the carbon in a pet store I think it was $25? And you get enough that your not going to use it all up on one filter.

#7
spoonyak

spoonyak

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
honestly, that is beatiful. I use pretty much all walmart shiz too so I know where to look for it.
took me about 10 minutes to make and cost 11.02 with plenty of act. carbon left to refill


PrplHZ look in the pets section by the fish airstones and stuff.

Edited by spoonyak, 16 December 2009 - 08:38 PM.


#8
iAMdela

iAMdela

    dirtynastygrimy wovv wovv

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 542 posts
carbon is in the aquarium section, 9oz of carbon for $5.99 if i remember right

also, i haven't been able to find more than one pencil cup at my local walmart. i have yet to try office supply stores.

Edited by iAMdela, 16 December 2009 - 06:49 PM.


#9
spoonyak

spoonyak

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
iAMdela: I ran into the same problem so I bought 2 of the same pen holders and just cut one down to make it a smaller cylinder, worked great but some of the mesh edges caught on the p-hose.

#10
iAMdela

iAMdela

    dirtynastygrimy wovv wovv

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 542 posts
spoonyak: word, good call, i hadn't really thought of that. i changed my whole carbon filter idea now but that's a good thought. also, next time you're doing it, to keep from the pantyhose getting a run in them, a layer of duct tape around the edge of the cut cupholder. this will probably get used in a pc grow for me...

#11
pnut420

pnut420

    pass dat sh*t

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 452 posts
If wal-mart happens to be out of things you can find the cups at staples or michaels. And around my area you can get a 20 oz plastic bucket of activated carbon at petco (aquarium section) for $10

#12
iAMdela

iAMdela

    dirtynastygrimy wovv wovv

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 542 posts

If wal-mart happens to be out of things you can find the cups at staples or michaels. And around my area you can get a 20 oz plastic bucket of activated carbon at petco (aquarium section) for $10

i was going to check office max/depot and other dept stores like target and kmart, but i made a completely different filter altogether that works better for my situation.

also, guys, you should drill holes in the bottom for that extra airflow

#13
Colonial Bread

Colonial Bread

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

also, i haven't been able to find more than one pencil cup at my local walmart. i have yet to try office supply stores.


same here, i found a bigger one at staples.

#14
O'Langley

O'Langley

    Registered User

  • Users Awaiting Validation
  • PipPipPip
  • 58 posts
This has been posted before. But oh yes, it's a great concept.

#15
tbolg

tbolg

    Cannabis Consumer

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 409 posts
Has anyone used these enough to be able to comment on how long the filters last til they need to be re-placed with more carbon ???

#16
tidehigh

tidehigh

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 206 posts
i'm curious about how this effects fan cfm ratings. one would have to assume it would slow down air flow a bit, right?

#17
tidehigh

tidehigh

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 206 posts
also would like to come up with a better way of attaching it to the cab, so its not a hassle to remove all the tape to reup the carbon

#18
BalladBlack

BalladBlack

    Red Eyed Monster

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 272 posts
If you cant find two different cups, check out my coffee can carbon filter in my sig.

#19
Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 258 posts
This one is pro! Gotta give you the rep! ;)

#20
dy-no-mite3000

dy-no-mite3000

    Registered User

  • Registered Upgraded
  • 529 posts

i'm curious about how this effects fan cfm ratings. one would have to assume it would slow down air flow a bit, right?

When it comes to air flow and a filter, it's better to "pull the air" rather than "push the air through".
Ideally, your filter would be setup in front of your outtake fan to maximize the effectiveness of the fan, however many people don't have that option and go with what they got.
For me? I just put together metal ducting on my back and top 120mm fans where both fans will blow out to a carbon filter outside the pc.
Most people use pc's for stealth reasons, I'm using 1 because I don't have the space for a tent..... yet. So, having 2 90 deg elbows and a T connector hanging on the back of my pc isn't an issue for me. When I get a working cam I'll post my rig. Oh the filter is going to go on the inside of the duct piping for my exhaust.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users