Harmless Air Filter

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It's in the BETA stage:
I say 'harmless' because this is so thin and yet will stop lots of crap from getting in.
I started using these as COVID filters under my face gators but quickly found out it needs to be a lot more dense than this...

First, 1 sheet of:

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(they are NOT COATED WITH ANYTHING... dry and no oils added)

CUT IN HALF, and trim about 3/4" off one edge...

4 magnets and done

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And you can see it should not obstruct air flow but will trap dirt...
check often and use the other half as your next filter

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DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, but you would have a hard time convincing me it's bad.


First off, this doesn't COVER 100% of air intake so I personally don't see how this will affect the fan in anyway.

( I will be interested to see if it gets dirty enough to say it actually works) like I said BETA stage...
 
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I GUESS I'm assuming air flows in here for the fan??? HAHAHA

As in "negative" pressure not flowing out!!!

I don't have a working grill to test it yet... HAHAHA
 

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Looks good, no harm in that. Should keep out any small insects etc. from getting in. After 1 year of use, I didn't notice much dust in there. There was some pellet dust that managed to filter down out of the hopper and auger system above.
 
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Looks good, no harm in that. Should keep out any small insects etc. from getting in. After 1 year of use, I didn't notice much dust in there. There was some pellet dust that managed to filter down out of the hopper and auger system above.

Weren't those the magnets you posted once, made me run to Amazon to get as soon as I saw them... those things are POWERFUL!!!! WOW
 

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Weren't those the magnets you posted once, made me run to Amazon to get as soon as I saw them... those things are POWERFUL!!!! WOW
Yes, aren't they great! I use them everywhere now. I haven't broken one yet, but they can really snap onto things, you have to be careful.
 
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HAHAHA I'm getting more... I set one down on that marble and it flew 5" over to the stack of 3 I had there also... 5"!!!! it shot over and scared the crap outta me...
 

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My question is, with the problems some have been having, is fire a concern?
 
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Well my unit has a big air gap between the grill and my hopper, PLUS My intake is WAY BELOW the drum so I don't see a concern.... I guess the Pro22 or Pro34 don't have that gap??? If you have a grill that doesn't have that gap then I wouldn't do this... however, you could put a fire gasket right there and then filter from there on out...
 
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9 Months, time to change my Traeger air filter!!!

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