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InvisibleHeruuka
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HEPA filter - Strong wood smell?
    #870059 - 09/08/02 12:20 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

My new flowhood puts out a very distinct and strong wood smell when its on. I thought it was supposed to smell clean? i think the smell is residual chemicals from manufacturing process, or off-gassing from the glues used to hold the filter to the frame. It is a metal framed, which makes the woody smell even more peculiar.
On a related note, is it safe to spray down the filter with 99% or 70% IPA?

Thanks,
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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #870171 - 09/08/02 01:41 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

It is dildo sauce.


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #870474 - 09/08/02 09:51 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I thought it was supposed to smell clean?

Smells come from molecules which are much much smaller than the particles a HEPA is designed to filter. There are special filters designed to remove smells, activated charcol for example, but they wouldn't stop particles the way a HEPA does.

On a related note, is it safe to spray down the filter with 99% or 70% IPA?

It depends on the HEPA. They make some filters which can get wet and others which cannot. It would be better to use a UV-C lamp behind the HEPA regardless.


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #871317 - 09/09/02 09:32 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

What is your box, where the filter is housed, made of?


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Anno]
    #874042 - 09/10/02 08:37 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I know what you're gonna say anno- the box is made of chipboard covered in asponite(sp?)/melamine. I would've dismissed the smell as coming from the melamine, but ive never experienced that extent of off gassing with it before, besides, no chipboard is actually exposed to the flow of air, just the asponite surface. Also, the odour is only present when the hood is ON.
This originally was more of a quetion to dewtermine whether that smell was just "new filter smell".Im only curious because ive been getting some pretty nasty bacterial contams of late.

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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #874167 - 09/10/02 09:35 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I have a laminar flow hood that puts off a smell like that of new plastic. The smell actually turned out to be the laminate used inside the filter itself. The filter is approx. 6 in. thick and I have been using it for quite a while and the smell has gotten a little less but not gone away.


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #875623 - 09/10/02 09:03 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

id use dilute bleach or detol to spray the filter cheak if its water proof and just becase its water proof doesent meen its alchole proof alchole well eat thrue most plastics and rubers given time


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Heruuka]
    #15151780 - 09/29/11 11:03 AM (6 years, 24 days ago)

Don't worry about the smells if any thing they will kill bugs and eventually  fade away as the unit gets used. You don't uv light behind the filter, whats the point, if your filter cant filter out the bugs, its no good, and if it is good you don't need it. Uv can cause skin cancer.
I have used HEPA filter for 3 years, never touched the surface with  chemical, bleach is very corrosive,it can make holes in a plain filter if you can close up your filter, when you have finished working, just leave it running for 15 mins to be safe when you start working it will blow any bugs off.


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Fried Brains]
    #15152156 - 09/29/11 12:22 PM (6 years, 24 days ago)

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Fried Brains said:
Don't worry about the smells if any thing they will kill bugs and eventually  fade away as the unit gets used. You don't uv light behind the filter, whats the point, if your filter cant filter out the bugs, its no good, and if it is good you don't need it. Uv can cause skin cancer.
I have used HEPA filter for 3 years, never touched the surface with  chemical, bleach is very corrosive,it can make holes in a plain filter if you can close up your filter, when you have finished working, just leave it running for 15 mins to be safe when you start working it will blow any bugs off.




Hey... "Fried for Brains" ........this post is from 2002.


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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: lipa]
    #15156300 - 09/30/11 03:18 AM (6 years, 24 days ago)

:laugh2:
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lipa said:
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Fried Brains said:
Don't worry about the smells if any thing they will kill bugs and eventually  fade away as the unit gets used. You don't uv light behind the filter, whats the point, if your filter cant filter out the bugs, its no good, and if it is good you don't need it. Uv can cause skin cancer.
I have used HEPA filter for 3 years, never touched the surface with  chemical, bleach is very corrosive,it can make holes in a plain filter if you can close up your filter, when you have finished working, just leave it running for 15 mins to be safe when you start working it will blow any bugs off.




Hey... "Fried for Brains" ........this post is from 2002.




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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Mike711]
    #15156746 - 09/30/11 08:23 AM (6 years, 24 days ago)

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Re: HEPA filter - Strong wood smell? [Re: Anonymous]
    #15160636 - 10/01/11 01:58 AM (6 years, 23 days ago)

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It is dildo sauce.




Wow.  Ancient thread.

BTW: How did Mr Dildo manage to post such a response?

We do not allow anonymous postings, do we? 

(we could not....imagine the crap that we would have to wade through!)

LOL

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