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Question about spraybooth fan

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  • Member since
    June 2012
Question about spraybooth fan
Posted by Compressorman on Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:18 AM

I have a homemade spraybooth (that works really well) that I have always used for acrylic paint. It uses a tabletop/desk type fan for fume extraction. Lately I have considered trying out some of the lacquer based paints like MRP but am wondering if this would be a no-no since the fumes actually pull through the motor. 

I am wondering if I would need to convert over to this type of blower or would the quantity of paint/ thinner be so small as to not worry about a hazard with my current setup? I have not ever examined a commercial AB booth but have always assumed that they use little computer style fans that also pull the fumes through the motor....

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:28 AM

You might want to look into an anit spark fan. I use a small computer type anti spark fan for my spray booth.



  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:55 PM

Most computer fans are so-called muffin fans.  You can buy reasonably priced 110 muffin fans and they can plug right into the wall socket.  Some computer fans are low voltage DC fans that would need a DC power supply in addition to the fan.  If the computer fan you have in mind is 110 AC, fine, otherwise I would just go directly to the 110  AC.  That is what I used in the post on my unit up in the tools forum.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May 2013
Posted by Snibs on Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:26 PM

As long as it's brushless it does not matter what sort you use. Brushless works with magnetism, no spark source at all.

On The Bench.




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