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2 minute cheap & easy carbon filter (no duct tape)

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by MalteseGrower, Mar 21, 2008.

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    MalteseGrower

    MalteseGrower Well-Known Member

    Ok so here it is.

    Get 1 x cotton air filter. You can get these really cheap from car modiying shop or e bay. Cheap and nasty works fine cos we are only trying to keep carbon in and not stop microscopic particles of dust out of an engine.
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    Get a bag of activated carbon. Got mine from a pet shop.
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    Turn filter upside down.
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    Open bag of carbon cutting only one end of net bag and pour into the filter, tapping the filter as you go along to make sure it is filled properly. Fill up to neck. Some people like to crush carbon but this works for me and if it ain"t broke.............
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    Get a piece of pvc pipe or a bend as i have.
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    Place net bag over one end. (preferably the end that fits into the filter.
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    Insert into filter and tighten the jubilee clip on the filter.
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    That is it. Works gret on small grow boxes. Just clamp it to your exhaust.
     
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    ~MoE~

    ~MoE~ Well-Known Member

    dude thats a really good idea man, seems so simple cheap and easy

    keep up the good man

    peace brother
     
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    MalteseGrower

    MalteseGrower Well-Known Member

    Thanks bro. Wasn't expecting such a fast reply.
     
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    ~MoE~

    ~MoE~ Well-Known Member

    lol i'm on here alot and always looking for new threads/posts but for real man, thats looks good nice and easy and the best thing its very cheap to make, i brought my from a hydroponices wharhouse and it cost me over $100. but this way would work just as good and alot cheaper, i know what i'll be doning next time i need one, i copyed ur first post and saved it on my comp for later use. thanks man

    peace out my brother
     
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    The Boy

    The Boy Well-Known Member

    how much would you say that cost in total to make?
     
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    Green Dave

    Green Dave Well-Known Member

    Geat idea will be doing this in the morning
    Thanks
     
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    MalteseGrower

    MalteseGrower Well-Known Member


    I'm not in the us but should cost less than the price of a CD
     
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    King Toast

    King Toast Active Member

    inovative, easy and cheap. I suppose that would fit on the end of a peice of dryer duct.
     
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    themoose

    themoose Well-Known Member

    how big is the room your using that size air filter? I'm thinking a goped or pocket bike air filter for my 2ftx2ft grow box. definitely a good idea.:hump:
     
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    GNOME GROWN

    GNOME GROWN Well-Known Member

    this is sweet man! very creative!
     
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    gotdamunchies

    gotdamunchies Well-Known Member

    great idea...whats the size of the grow area you're using that in with how many plants??
     
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    shadymyster555

    shadymyster555 Well-Known Member

    Looks like the real thing, a cold air intake for an engine! Cool!
     
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    MalteseGrower

    MalteseGrower Well-Known Member

    2ftx3ft. it is a car one for small engines. I use this one cos of the 3inch neck. A bike filter will have a smaller neck. Probably bout 1 - 2 inch max which could restrict airflow.
     
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    MalteseGrower

    MalteseGrower Well-Known Member

    Ammount as above. 2-3 plants usually. Gonna try to lowride 12 after this grow.
     
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    email468

    email468 Well-Known Member

    Great idea! thanks for posting. :joint:
     
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    cheetah2007

    cheetah2007 Well-Known Member

    man that's nice.thank you for that!
     
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    TheSky

    TheSky Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try this with a closet grow. 4 Skunk plants so I will be putting it to the test. I'll have my money saved up for a real one if it doesn't work.
     
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    panhead

    panhead Well-Known Member

    Thats a sweet idea.

    + rep.
     
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    TetraHyC

    TetraHyC Well-Known Member

    I love homemade hydro gear.
     
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    Kialhimself

    Kialhimself Well-Known Member

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! cheap, quick, simple nd small carbon filter!

    Great idea and nice demonstration!

    Peace! :peace:
     

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