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DIY Carbon Filter Compendium

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Bohbo, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. #1 Bohbo, Mar 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 19, 2010
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    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.
    http://forum.grasscity.com/grow-room-design-setup/144976-perfect-odour-neutralizer.html

    Interesting Inline design, very simple and easy to make. Idea is a Ball of Carbon with a backbone that sits in ducting.
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/609519-diy-inline-carbon-filter-10-a.html

    Downshift's PC Fan
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yours...-easiest-micro-scrubber-net-6-per-filter.html

    Similar to mine in size for 6" but not really the same design. Worth a look for small 6" Exhaust / Intake Filter.
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/281136-how-cheap-easy-efficient-diy-carbon-scrubber.html

    Coffee Can
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/507790-my-coffee-can-carbon-filter.html

    6" Flange Wire + Cheese Cloth style
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/518723-diy-carbon-scrubber-6-flange.html

    Tap Water Filter
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/563491-diy-carbon-tap-water-filter.html

    Similar to 6" Flange one Different Construction
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/384051-another-diy-carbon-scrubber-less-than-40-a.html

    6" Round 20-25" Length
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/557994-carbon-scrubber-step-step.html#post7732085

    Interesting One using 5 Gal bucket (should adapt to any size)
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/549451-heres-another-d-i-y-carbon-filter.html

    One I found similar to find worth a look did an interesting thing with cotton balls instead of 2nd panty hose.
    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/232457-15-00-carbon-scrubber-wal-mart.html

    This one has a nice design sort of like a mini wire mesh one.
    http://forum.grasscity.com/grow-room-design-setup/338351-building-1-3-scale-carbon-filter.html

    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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    Materials

    KMart:
    Knee High Sandalfoot Queen Size Black 6 Pairs 2.99

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    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_030B725415130001P?keyword=knee+high+sandalfoot&sLevel=0

    Small Pen Holder 2 x 1.49
    (No web link but the normal size you are used to seeing)
    ~$6

    Staples:
    Staples® Black Wire Mesh Jumbo Pencil Holder | Staples®
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    Large Pen Holder 2 x 6.49
    ~13

    Petco:
    PETCO Activated Carbon at PETCO
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    28 OZ 9.99 (on sale 6.99)
    ~10

    ~29 for 2 or <$15 each

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    Walmart:
    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.)

    http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yours...mart-carbon-filter-micro-grows-zen-style.html
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    Okay Now for the How to:


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    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.

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    STEP 1: Put Stocking on cups from so the open and closed ends match. IE put cup bottom first into stocking.

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    STEP 2: Fill 14oz (half of the 28 oz bottle) into each larger through stocking hole or pulled back split evenly.

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    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.

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    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.

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    STEP 5: Attach to 4" Fan or to fitting

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    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.

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    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)

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    For Inline Installation**
    **You must use the tapered outer pencil holder for it to fit inside the 4" tube.
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  2. Thats incredible. Have you tested it? + rep fasho
     
  3. Thanks for the rep.

    Built it tonight and tested it tonight. It really has been starting to stink in the backyard. I opened the door from the kitchen and smelled it on the other end and was like shit, I better do something about that. So on a staples trip for work stuff I found those parts and made a couple stops on the way home and came up with this.

    I put it into use right away and went outside still smelled it mind you and when I went to put my nose up to the vent the smell disappeared as I got closer and then gone. Truly amazed me, I was so proud I went and smoked heavily then patiently started my DIY which ended up taking up most of my evening I am just now realizing. So goodnight for now before my wife gives me the eye... the sacrifices I make, no sex me I wager tonight.
     
  4. Oh noooooes!
     
  5. DUDE, people need to + rep for this, AWSOME, looks frikkin pro, very cool, im makin one just cuz it prolly works better!:hello::hello::hello:
     

  6. Thanks for the encouragement, glad it has had a good response so far. I hope people find it useful. I was getting tired of doing it at the end, is there enough explanation? If someone tries give me some feedback of where the guide is lacking so I can update it to avoid that trouble for anyone else. I can add some text to photos or caption if it helps.

    Checked my backyard and its smelling swimmingly clean this morning. Grow room still smells delightful (main reason I didn't want to do the ONA method)
     
  7. #7 Bohbo, Mar 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 20, 2010
    Added Example pics of it in place at end of original post.
     
  8. You deserve more rep. Wish I could give it to ya!
     
  9. good stuff, mines is basically the same on a larger scale, gonna hook it up tommrrow, then start flower a day after or later this week for sure :hello::hello::hello:
     
  10. +rep this is great, I love carbon
     
  11. +rep, I will make one today.
     
  12. im trying to look into everything i need for a small grow set up in the closet of a room. Ive seen acouple methods of these carbon filters, but can someone point me in the direction of a thread that explains the best way to use this on a closet set up?
     

  13. carbon--->fan----> hood (if applicable) ---> exhaust
     
  14. If I were doing a closet grow personally. (Almost same as Doc) I would do Carbon on Hood Intake then Fan then Exhaust

    Stinky Flower Room --> Carbon --> Hood --> Fan --> Outside. If you are dong a closet grow do yourself a favor spend a little more for a sealed up 4" aircooled hood. And run it that way fan on 24/7.
     
  15. #15 Bohbo, Mar 21, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 21, 2010
    @Blazican

    I explained in previous post, but I thought I would take a couple pictures since my veg modified shelving cab area is very much like a closet grow. I have a plastic curtain I made out of the 2 sided black white heavy plastic. And some grommet eyelet things. Normally it is closed up with little light leakage around edges (doesn't matter though).

    I took a new pics of ventilation so you can get a visual of where the carbon goes in relation to the rest of the ventilation setup. Hope this is helpful.


    Here you go:
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    EDIT::: I Also tested it on exhaust and it worked great. So if you have it setup on hood like above and hood has air leaks so the exhaust still smells you can attach it to exhaust with any hard fitting, like Adjustable metal elbow, or quick dryer connect ($5-10ish at home depot)
     
  16. I had an idea how to make this work as an in-line filter also... If people are interested I will get the slightly different parts and give it a try. Just post, PM, me or Post on Public Profile or something to let me know whether or not people would find that application helpful, for me its not but my setup isn't everyones.
     
  17. Hmm I did it another way, you buy a 4" duct connector, and 4" duct end cap, a carbon filter for like your stove (it will be a material trapped in metal) and some netting like the kind you use on a screen door.

    And pretty self explanitory. Attach the duct connector to the end cap via net matterial, crack open the carbon filter casing, take out the materialand roll it up into a tube and put it inside your casing type of thing.

    I still only have tiny sprouts, which don't produce smell, but I hope this works.

    And yeah please make one for in line filters or whatever, I'm growing my babies in a stealth drawer, not in a room
     
  18. Nice walk through ! +rep
     
  19. I just made this a sticky.
     
  20. Thanks VTec! Hope it helps the City
     
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