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    I'm needing a fume extractor for the shop. Usually it's one guy welding 2"-48" pipe with SMAW, and the occasional aluminum MIG weld. What do you guys recommend?

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    Originally posted by atc250r View Post
    I'm needing a fume extractor for the shop. Usually it's one guy welding 2"-48" pipe with SMAW, and the occasional aluminum MIG weld. What do you guys recommend?
    Need some more background info...

    how big and how "tight" is your shop...

    where are you located?? seasonal/year round temps...???

    is welding done at fixed location in the shop...?? or will it move around..??

    what is your budget for this??? will you build or buy a system..??
    Last edited by H80N; 12-17-2015, 08:26 AM.
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      Bump.. to get the thread to ratchet past a glitch in the new system upgrade
      Last edited by H80N; 12-17-2015, 04:51 PM.
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      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        My shop is 35' x 50'. Most welding is done in the centre, but not always. Shop space isn't real tight, so I was thinking along the lines of a portable unit on wheels that I can move around. It won't get a lot of heavy use. The quiter, the better.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by atc250r View Post
          My shop is 35' x 50'. Most welding is done in the centre, but not always. Shop space isn't real tight, so I was thinking along the lines of a portable unit on wheels that I can move around. It won't get a lot of heavy use. The quiter, the better.
          Here is link to factory made... ready to plug and play units

          https://www.millerwelds.com/safety/fume-extraction

          something to think about is... a lot of guys are building their own.. using a salvaged furnace blower and ducting from Lowes
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          *******************************************
          The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

          My Blue Stuff:
          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
          Millermatic 200

          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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          • #6
            Here is a thread on one homebrew approach... probably not suited to your situation... but food for thought..

            http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...-for-about-100

            You could do search on "diy welding fume extractor" for tons more ideas

            ALSO... YouTube has a bunch

            https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...fume+extractor

            Last edited by H80N; 12-18-2015, 12:21 PM.
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            *******************************************
            The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

            My Blue Stuff:
            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200DX
            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
            Millermatic 200

            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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            • #7
              I got a Lincoln mobilflex 200. The price seemed good and it works great so far. It hasn't had much use yet, but will pretty soon.
              Jeff

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