According to Wikipedia “Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove impurities from a fluid using adsorption. Are you looking for a top-notch tutorial that will teach you how to make a DIY carbon filter?
We have got you covered. It took us a couple of weeks to put this article together. Most of the projects here are fairly easy to make. Some projects are bigger and would require you to spend some money.
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1. How To Make A Cheap Carbon Air Filter
First of all, to begin making this carbon filter at a cheap rate, you need four major items, first on the list are two jugs, one bigger and one smaller. Then, you need carbon rocks, which goes for about $20, PVC glue, a drill, and a pre-filter. When picking out your jugs you should choose ones with a round lid, and the smaller one should be able to enter the larger one with ease. The steps in making this carbon filter are pretty easy as simple to follow. This project is also cheap, all the materials are easy to find and come at affordable prices.
2. DIY Carbon Filter
Today you'll be making a 120mm PC fan, and an active carbon filter, courtesy of this amazing video tutorial. The time-lapse video will show you how the carbon filter was made from scratch, although the video started with the creator testing an active carbon filter he had already made but he then dismantled it and made one for you to see from scratch. The creator used an aquarium activated carbon, it's rare but it's effective. There is a link in the video that will show you where you'll download and see the plans the creator used to build this.
3. DIY Carbon Filter In 10 Minutes
Do you need a carbon filter as soon as possible and you don't have time to wait for Amazon or your favorite online store to deliver one to you? Well, you can make one at home within 10 minutes and it's quite functional and gets the job done. All you need is chicken wire, zip ties of various sizes, a big pantyhose, a 4-inch solid duct tube, and odor-control carbon furnace filters. Once you have these items ready, the rest of the steps are easy to follow and some images and screenshots that will guide you properly.
4. DIY Micro Grow Carbon Filter
Here you have an amazing micro grow carbon filter that will cost you only $20 to build. The first thing you need to start with are 2 mesh pen cups, one will be large and the other small, activated carbon and a few other supplies. The next step is to pour some carbon into the large cup, put the smaller cup inside the larger one. Pull out the smaller one and insert the bottom into a sock. You will also need duct tape. The whole process is super easy.
5. How To Make Air Carbon Filter
This time-lapse video started with the creator cutting off some parts of the cup top he intended to use for the air carbon filter. I'm just going to mention the material and tools he used to make it easier for you. For the supplies, you need an iron mesh 500x1000mm, 2k Epoxy, 2x reduction 125/180mm, a 300mm long sponge with 10mm thickness, 1x rosette 125mm, kitchen hood filter 400/800mm, and active carbon. For the tools, you need an angle grinder, a co2 co2 welding machine, and a sewing machine. With these tools supplied at your disposal, you can make an air carbon filter effortlessly.
6. DIY Air Carbon Filter
You should know the parts you're going to be using before I start to talk about how this air carbon filter is made. So, here is a list of the supplies you should get your hands on, a 6* to a 4" reducer, two 4 and 6 inches hose clamps, spray foam or caulking, activated carbon, nylon stockings, a hardwire mesh, 4 and 6 inches end caps and a 4" union. You also need a pre-filter, although the creator used a 30x64 sheet dust stop air filter which he got from a hardware store for just $10
7. DIY Carbon Filter
This is a budget-friendly carbon filter that uses a breathable organza fabric and activated carbon. This is a simple carbon filter that won't give you stress building from scratch and it doesn't slow down the airflow. Here are a few materials you'll need to get this done, half a yard of an organza fabric for about $2, a 2ft fold over elastic for about $2, and activated carbon that goes for $6. The making process is effortless.
8. DIY Carbon Air Filter For Grow Room
This guide talks about a lot of things that make a carbon filter work and towards the end, you get to understand how to make and use a carbon filter effectively. This particular carbon filter is made for a grow room, and in less than 10 minutes you should be done building one. It's super easy and quick. If you have a grow room and you need a carbon filter, this guide is the right choice for your grow room.
9. DIY Carbon Filter For Grow Tent
So, here is another amazing carbon filter for a grow tent, but this is especially for an inline fan in your grow tent. This can be built for all but $40. The making process is fast, easy, and reliable. The good thing about this carbon filter is that it can be rescued as often as you want, all you have to do is replace the carbon materials and you have a fresh new carbon filter that will take you months before any need for replacement.
10. DIY Activated Carbon Filter
Hers are a few things you need to start this carbon filter building project. You need a threaded rod, impact drill, metal saw, butterfly nuts, pipe closure, and activated carbon. This video tutorial is not a time-lapse, the creator ensured that he took his time to explain and guide you on how to build this effortlessly.
11. Build DIY Carbon Filter
This is one of the most effective carbon filters that you have the opportunity to make today. You can easily attach it to your bathroom fan unit or inside your grow room. It's simple and easy to make. This can help take away the odor from your grow room and keep the scent of your plant safe from the authorities. This will cost you about $30 to build and take you about an hour to finish. It's also easy to maintain. All you need is 1 activated carbon, a roll of aluminum screen, a roll of duct tape, a four-inch ventilation end-cap, and a four-inch duct connector piece.
12. How To Use And Install A Carbon Filter
Today you're going to learn how to build a carbon filter, an exhaust fan, and also how to use it to work effectively for your grow room or space. Here are the items mentioned in the video, you need a four-inch and six-inch inline fan, a Ducting combo, and a carbon filter. You can get all these supplies at Amazon or any other of your favorite online stores. This video tutorial is good for beginners because the creator ensured that he broke down everything to a level that anyone can understand.
13. DIY Activated Carbon Filter
With this guide, you will learn how to make an air purifier to filter all pollutants like organic materials, tobacco smoke, and the rest. This purifies the air that you breathe and takes away harmful odors. Here are a few materials that you need to make this activated carbon filter. First, you need an activated carbon, a computer fan, a window screen, balsa or baseboard, a modeler's plywood, glue, pantyhose, and a 12V AC/DC converter.
14. How To Build A Mini Carbon Filter
Here's a quick guide on how to build a mini carbon filter that also comes with an exhaust fan. This video tutorial will teach you how to build a cat in the filter and an exhaust fan at the same time. First, you need a few supplies to get prepared, you need a 120mm Axial fan, foil tape, jumbo straws, activated carbon, and a 120mm PC fan. With these 5 supplies, you'll build an amazing mini carbon filter for your plant.
15. How To Use Carbon Filter In Grow Room
If you have cannabis grow rooms in your area, if your state legalized the use of cannabis, then you probably need a cannabis carbon filter. It's not difficult to make one. Here are a few tools and materials that you can buy to build a quick one at home. You need a roll of chicken wire or aluminum screen, dryer vent hose, a roll of quilt batting, a roll of duct tape, an activated carbon, and other essential supplies.