If You don't like mine, or it won't work for you here are a few other DIY ideas on Carbon Filters:
Not a Carbon Filter but ONA Bucket Masker Valuable to many none the less.
Interesting Inline design, very simple and easy to make. Idea is a Ball of Carbon with a backbone that sits in ducting.
Downshift's PC Fan
Similar to mine in size for 6" but not really the same design. Worth a look for small 6" Exhaust / Intake Filter.
6" Flange Wire + Cheese Cloth style
Tap Water Filter
Similar to 6" Flange one Different Construction
6" Round 20-25" Length
Interesting One using 5 Gal bucket (should adapt to any size)
One I found similar to find worth a look did an interesting thing with cotton balls instead of 2nd panty hose.
This one has a nice design sort of like a mini wire mesh one.
If anyone finds one they think should be on the list let me us know here, I will maintain a list of DIY Carbon Filter stuff here.
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Knee High Sandalfoot Queen Size Black 6 Pairs 2.99
Small Pen Holder 2 x 1.49
(No web link but the normal size you are used to seeing)
Staples® Black Wire Mesh Jumbo Pencil Holder | Staples®
Large Pen Holder 2 x 6.49
PETCO Activated Carbon at PETCO
28 OZ 9.99 (on sale 6.99)
~29 for 2 or <$15 each
You can Probably get everything at Petco and Walmart if you don't have a staples and Kmart / Target. Personal preference for me. I found this thread below and thought I would include a link as I think his material choices are easier to obtain (staples didn't have a normal size one for whatever reason Kmart did, Walmart is everything etc etc.)
Okay Now for the How to:
STEP 0 (Optional*): Drill Holes in Bottom
Aergardenguy was the first person brave enough to try it (was fear of shattering base) I used a 5/32 normal drill bit. The aluminum is soft and you can drill through it without much trouble with a normal wood bit.
*Optional for normal operation if you want to run inline this step is needed.
STEP 1: Put Stocking on cups from so the open and closed ends match. IE put cup bottom first into stocking.
STEP 2: Fill 14oz (half of the 28 oz bottle) into each larger through stocking hole or pulled back split evenly.
STEP 3: Secure outside stocking over rim to the inside cup. And Flip over with hand over top and gently twist and shake and tip back and forth a couple times to even it and secure it hold upside (you want all the carbon towards open end and leave space on the bottom.
STEP 4: Finish off the stocking pull inside stocking out of the middle cup until it starts to clear the edge pull from end and secure.
STEP 5: Attach to 4" Fan or to fitting
For Use on a Hood See Below (Pulling Air, when you can vent to outdoors generally)
You want order to be Carbon on Hood Then Fan Then Exhaust in that order.
For Exhaust Installation See Below (You Would use this if you can't vent to outside and are venting in your house etc, as this will mask the most smell but reduces airflow more than having it on intake)
For Inline Installation**
**You must use the tapered outer pencil holder for it to fit inside the 4" tube.
Edited by Bohbo, 19 June 2010 - 04:00 PM.