***UPDATE AT BOTTOM***
WARNING: This only filters low smoke and ash.
*DOES NOT* filter out (So2) Sulfur Dioxide, chemicals, gases or heavy smoke/ ash.
Needs To Be Used With A Fan, (Box / Square fan is best). At this point what ever you have will work. I am using a small VORNADO 40 and it is pulling cool air in just fine.
YOU NEED TO MEASURE YOUR WINDOWS OR DOORWAYS.
Head on over to the hardware store near you and pick up your HVAC AIR REPLACEMENT FILTERS, Duct Tape and a cutting utility knife (if you don’t have one)..
I bought the #9 rated filter. That was the highest rated the store had.
Actually the store was pretty empty as far as supplies goes. Plenty of people wanting and looking for solutions. I also wanted a indoor air conditioner and came up empty handed for those. Home Depot Hilo, Hawaii would not sell the floor models. Don’t understand their problem on that during a crisis. Sell what ever you can to the people is my motto.
Any how!!! Back to our important project…
- Remove the filters from the plastic and lay the filters on a solid surface. I used the kitchen floor.
- Tape each seam of the two filters together.
- Make sure to over lap other side by 1″ inch.
- Tape all the seams and flip over and tape .
If you come up short by a couple of inches, you can cut a piece of cardboard and add it to the top with duct tape to the filter paper surface.
I did a couple larger than the opening and the fit was great that way also. This one filled up the entire window ledge opening. It is held by the shampoo bottle.
OK HAD TO ADD 2 PIECES WOOD TO STURDY UP THE FILTERS FOR THE SLIDER DOOR.
The wind blew hard and it bent. So I put a 1″x 2″ on each side and duct taped the wood to each side and then went across at the seams of filter connections with tape on both sides.
See how easy it is to protect yourself from minor pollutants…
***Just remember this is protection from Light smoke and ash only!!!***
You can also use this in a car or truck window if you are displaced by the volcano eruption.
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