DIY Fume exttraction

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by manatbandq@hotmail.com, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Any ideas for a DIY fume extraction system? Mainly solder fumes,
    sometimes glue or paint.

    Extraction can be to the outside so not too bothered about filtration
    in this case

    Commercial systems start at around £500+VAT, other than the cheap fan
    and carbon filter gizmos which cost about £50 and which I've found to
    be pretty useless.

    My main problem is identifying the type of pump required, ideally not
    too noisy.

    MBQ
     
    , Nov 23, 2005
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  2. In article <>,
    writes

    >Any ideas for a DIY fume extraction system?


    Cooker hood with an external vent kit?
     
    Mike Tomlinson, Nov 23, 2005
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  3. sPoNiX Guest

    On 23 Nov 2005 05:07:58 -0800, wrote:

    >Any ideas for a DIY fume extraction system? Mainly solder fumes,
    >sometimes glue or paint.
    >
    >Extraction can be to the outside so not too bothered about filtration
    >in this case
    >
    >Commercial systems start at around =A3500+VAT, other than the cheap fan
    >and carbon filter gizmos which cost about =A350 and which I've found to
    >be pretty useless.
    >
    >My main problem is identifying the type of pump required, ideally not
    >too noisy.


    Get a PC Type fan and wire it to a "wall wart" type of power supply.

    Bolt a couple of finger guards to the fan, one either side. On the
    'blow' side of the fan sandwich a piece of kitchen extractor filter*
    between the fan and the guard.

    (*Charcoal type)


    sponix
     
    sPoNiX, Nov 23, 2005
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  4. Paul Andrews Guest

    "Ian Stirling" <> wrote in message
    news:4384a245$0$82673$...
    > wrote:
    > > Any ideas for a DIY fume extraction system? Mainly solder fumes,
    > > sometimes glue or paint.
    > >
    > > Extraction can be to the outside so not too bothered about filtration
    > > in this case
    > >
    > > Commercial systems start at around ?500+VAT, other than the cheap fan
    > > and carbon filter gizmos which cost about ?50 and which I've found to
    > > be pretty useless.
    > >
    > > My main problem is identifying the type of pump required, ideally not
    > > too noisy.

    >
    > If it's to make you breath easier, you may consider doing it the other
    > way round.
    > A mask, with supplied air.
    >
    > This can be as simple as a hosepipe, with a "matress inflator" type
    > blower at the far end.


    I'd suggest it's time to take your own mask off now, it's been on a little
    too long!
     
    Paul Andrews, Nov 23, 2005
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  5. Matt Guest

    On 23 Nov 2005 16:59:32 GMT, Ian Stirling <>
    wrote:


    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.
    >A mask, with supplied air.



    ......with an orange in the mouth, crocodile clips on the nipples etc?
    --
     
    Matt, Nov 23, 2005
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  6. Guest

    Mark wrote:
    > typed:
    >
    > > Any ideas for a DIY fume extraction system? Mainly solder fumes,
    > > sometimes glue or paint.
    > >
    > > Extraction can be to the outside so not too bothered about filtration
    > > in this case
    > >
    > > Commercial systems start at around £500+VAT,

    >
    > I use an old bathroom extractor fan and hose, boot sale £3 :)
    >
    >
    > -


    How close to the work do you have to get it to be effective? I have one
    of the fan & filter types but most of the fumes go straight up unless
    the unit is so close that you cannot then get to whatever you're
    working on.

    I would also like something that can be adapted to use a tip extractor
    attached to the soldering iron (feature creep has started).

    MBQ
     
    , Nov 24, 2005
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  7. Andy Dingley Guest

    On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:45:27 GMT, "Mark" <Mark@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    >I use it when Brazing, I seem allergic to the flux fumes
    > they makes me sneeze.


    Brazing flux may contains fluorides, heating which is a damn good way to
    manufacture hydrofluoric acid! I am _very_ cautious with silver
    soldering fluxes and ventilation.

    OTOH, I still love the smell of resin flux. Nearly as good as warm
    paraffin wax with a tang of ozone.
     
    Andy Dingley, Nov 25, 2005
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