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Re: RE: Greylady`s Air Cleaner

Posted by Birdmom on 11/22/08
(7) Comments

    I have been reading this and now I have to ask a question. I
    already invested in a very expensive room air purifier with a
    hepa filter, but when this thing fails, I will know what to do.
    I worry about the cool air shooting out of the top of this
    thing - that it will chill the birds. How do you position your
    box fan so that it does not blow loose dust around and also not
    chill your birds? And do you mount the filters on the back (air
    intake side) or on the front? I hope no one yells at me for
    being uninformed........I just need to know exactly how to set
    this up so it is effective. Thanks.

    On 11/22/08, Pete wrote:
    > I live in Brooklyn,NY and we don`t have Walmart Stores.I
    > the filters at Home Depot and they cost under 75c each, tax
    > included (cheap for NY). Home Depot puts away their Summer
    > stock after the season ends, as do most stores, to get ready
    > for the Fall and Winter. I will be looking for any clearance
    > sales next September. THANKS AGAIN Pete
    > On 11/20/08, GreyLady wrote:
    >> On 11/20/08, Pete wrote:
    >>> I read Greylady`s post last month about using a 20" box
    >>> fan and filters to clean the air and it made sense. It took
    >>> a while to find the box fans, but it finally hit me that
    >>> would have them. I got two in order to qualify
    >>> for free S/H and the filters were available at Home Depot
    >>> for about $3.00/4 pack. The residue from two CAGs can be
    >>> VERY noticeable and this idea seems to help a lot. The
    >>> Lasco box fans were under $20.00 each and are fairly quiet.
    >>> THANK YOU Greylady. Pete
    >> You are welcome Pete. Glad it was helpful. But you should
    >> be able to find them even cheaper, as suggested. If not
    >> WalMart, try Lowes or Home Depot, if you have either. I
    >> lucked out. I saw mine at Lowes, on sale for $10. I would
    >> have bought it that day but was doing other things and just
    >> didn't want to mess with it. Lucky for me because when I
    >> went back a couple days later, they were marked down to $5.
    >> Could not believe it. That was at least 5 or 6 years ago and
    >> that fan is still running strong. A great $5 investment. I
    >> will warn you though, the grill and the fan blades will
    >> really get filthy, inspite of all the filters catch. I take
    >> my grills off, hose them down and clean off the fan blades as
    >> needed. Also, you should be able to find much cheaper
    >> filters. You don't need the high dollar ones that your
    >> furnace needs. Just the real cheapies. Mine work out to be
    >> about 50 cents each. Again, check those home improvement
    >> stores. GL