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Spray booth
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 2:42 PM
Anyone know where i can find plans for a spray booth. The box part doesnt look too hard, but i am concerned about the venting part. Any help would be appreciated by this newbie
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Posted by berny13 on Monday, March 24, 2003 7:39 PM
Several years ago there was an article in FSM on building a spray paint booth. I'll look in my collection and give you the information.

Berny

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Posted by DAVEY5 on Monday, March 24, 2003 9:44 PM
Ok Husk
Check out what Berny13 comes up with from the mag . It might be a better move.
But what I am doing is going to Home Depo and buying a cheepy stove hood with
a vent an a light in it. Build sides,and back out of framed up paneling matterial.
Thats 1by2 fir for the frame.Use screws to hold it all together. Size depends on the size of the stove hood,but do it in the lean too style with an open front.Paint the insides with the whitest ,shinniest paint you can find.Mount the hood on top
and use a A/c type filter . Then just use drier vent hose to exhaust it. Size depends on size of stuff you paint. Use one of those screw in florecent bulbs for light. Hope you under stand this spelling nightmare. lll
good luck , Davey5
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 10:20 PM
the stove hood is something i didnt even think of...the fan and filter is already built in. Thanks for that suggestion
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Posted by Keyworth on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:32 PM
Neat idea. Got a friend who makes glass beads as a hobby and she uses an old converted stove hood to vent fumes out of her work area. Seems to work very well.
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Posted by weebles on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:12 PM
I made my paint booth from a FSM plan many years ago. It's pretty straight forward and I know there are plans posted on the web too. Here's a link to a manufactured one. You can build them for less, but the key is the squirrel cage fan with the external motor that prevents fumes from getting to the spark. This is important because you potentially could cause an explosion. With that in mind I would be cautious about the range hood. Should you decide to make one yourself you can find the fan at Grainger. It's the most expensive part of the project, but well worth the money. Consider using a furnace filter to keep paint out of the squirrel cage. Depending on what you build, consider making one larger than the one on this link. It' not very big. You want to be able to move freely while painting and keep the project inside the booth.
Good luck!
Dave

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:02 PM
Dave, thanks for the info...you went to a lot of trouble finding that for me. Looks interesting. I plan on venting outside. There is a chimney in my garage that used to have a stove...but no more, so i think that would be fine.
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 1:53 PM
Found it. Look in FSM December 2000. There is complete instructions on building a spray booth. If you don't have that issue, you can get it by contacting Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Good luck on the project.

Berny

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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:02 PM
I bought a great spray booth from a company called Harbor Freight Company. On the net it's harborfreight.com. Their model # is 44040. It is about 24 in wide and 18 in tall. Comes complete with exhaust fan and filter. It cost $70. I had looked at plans for years, but this was cheaper than I could build one. I've had it about six months and I couldn't do without it.

buford
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Posted by tknight on Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:38 AM
Do a google 'groups' search on rec.models.scale. I have posted my paint booth (range hood style), including plans and pictures, there some months ago. There were a number of others that responded, and I believe this topic has come up on RMS several times. You should get a lot of hints there.
HTH
Regards, Tim
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 11:09 AM
A Word Of Caution: I seem to recall an article somewhere about building your own spray booth which warned venting flamable fumes past an electric motor can be dangerous. If you use only acrylics this is no problem. But if you purchase a "squirrel cage" fan similar to the blower motor on a car the motor isn't sealed and there is an open spark, venting laquers, thinner, and mineral spirits past one of these motors can be very hazardous.

It could end up like the time the guy at the end of industrial complex I worked at in high school decided to use a shop vac to drain the gas tank in a boat. Kaaaabooom!! Nobody was hurt so it is o.k. to laugh.
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Posted by tknight on Friday, March 28, 2003 7:09 AM
My apologies.
You should do a google groups search on alt.binaries.models.scale
Regards, Tim

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