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OfflinePsiloSteve
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Cotton swabs as air filter?
    #1017525 - 11/03/02 03:50 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Are cotton swabs suitable for filtering contams out of the air? I was thinking of running a piece of 2" PVC pipe into a rubbermaid tub and connecting that to a 3"wideX4"long pipe wih a 3-2" reducer, and putting a screen inside the reducer to make a sort of pocket for the cotton (so I can pack it down in there tight w/o it falling through) and packing it down in there. Let me know what you think guys...


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: PsiloSteve]
    #1017640 - 11/03/02 05:11 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Polyfil would be better than cotton. At least polyfil is not organic. Matter of fact polyfil if the same fiber some filter disks are made of. 6T


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: PsiloSteve]
    #1017723 - 11/03/02 06:23 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

cotton isn't used because it absorbs water. You want something nonabsorbant or else bacteria have a free ride in.


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: Shaw]
    #1017785 - 11/03/02 08:27 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

after a while it will get moldy too...


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: CLuB99]
    #1018759 - 11/03/02 04:38 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Go get some polyfill. They sell it at walmart as 'decorative snow cover' pretty cheap and it works great 100% polyester


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: PsiloSteve]
    #1019603 - 11/04/02 12:13 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Ya that's a good idea. Thats actually what I was plan on using but I just didn't couldn't think of the name of it. Do you guys know if it will keep those microscopic contams out?


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Re: Cotton swabs as air filter? [Re: PsiloSteve]
    #1020051 - 11/04/02 05:17 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Yep, it's the 'standard' in this industry of home cultivation. Just drill a hole in your lids about 1cm in diameter, then pull a chunk of polyfil through so that it's tight but not TOO tight. Cut any excess off the top / bottom so that you don't have the tufts sticking down into your jar, just down to like 1cm below the hole.


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