Make Your Own Exhaust Fan Filters

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Fan filters can be expensive and need to be replaced regularly. This page contains information about making your own exhaust fan filters.
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Being MORE than a conscientious recycler, I am always compulsively thinking about how to use every single item that crosses my path, if at all possible, because I hate America's waste:

Exhaust Fan Disposable Filters

Make your own by adding DRYER LINT layers between two DRYER SHEETS and stapling all edges. Then frame the filter in a cheap metal picture frame that fits where your filter should go. Just remove the glass from the frame and replace it with screen wire. Use glue to attach the screen. Place the disposable filters into a simply made kitchen or bathroom Ventahood fan.

Replace the filter every 3 months or more often if cooking/frying often. It helps to prevent vent fires. (Make lint layers as even as possible and remember to check the "filters" often to gauge how often to change with the "free" ones you have made!)

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Most exhaust openings can be covered by some sized picture frame. The whole homemade frame and filter then slides out of the more permanently attached frame-brackets for easier filter replacement.

With a little thought, the whole thing can be attractive and fairly cheap! Don't over layer or overfill with lint, remembering that the grease filled air must be able to be pulled through it for filtering. Think of the thickness as like the better A/C filters one must purchase. The thin A/C filters don't work as well, but, then one doesn't want the filter to be too thick that it destroys the fan, either.

By Lynda from Richardson,TX

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