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Old 09-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #1
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Electrical Help on DIY Hobby Spray Booth


OK I'm currently looking into building a Paint Booth for my home for various hobbies and as a side airbrushing job.

What I need help with is how exactly to wire this motor:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAY...DR3?Pid=search

With this light:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_331395-1390-...=#BVRRWidgetID

or this light:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_283506-1390-GU9724L-T5-WHI_4294859090_4294937087_?productId=1240641&Ns=p_ product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_qty_sales_dol lar|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Specialty%2BAccent%2BL ighting_4294859090_4294937087_%3Fpage%3D2%26Ns%3Dp _product_prd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_product_qty_sa les_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=

Into a light switch that is powered by a electrical cord like seen in this video:

http://youtu.be/MewkUbCOrxk
http://youtu.be/qii2fiaeiLs
http://youtu.be/l2bsVP8zRso

And yes I have messaged the poster of these videos and others that I have seen that are similar, but I have gotten very vage details on how to complete this.
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I didn't look at your selection of parts, but will say that regular spray booths are wired to strict rules regarding the use of explosion proof fitting inside the spray areas. I am sure the mechanical code would also have rules about venting, filtering and makeup air requirements.
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I plan on having all the wiring outside of the airflow and the motor from the fan is akso outside the airflow and is alot safer than what most hobbist use. Also venting anf filtering are explained in the videos
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I did take a quick look at the specs on the blower that is NOT a correct one for your paint appation the squrrel cage blower is a useally a major no-no on this appaction it have to be prop driven fan type which we call them aixal fan type the fan motour may required a expolsion proof type if in the harzous location.

Second thing .,

The luminaires you choose on the posting that is not legit item for spray booth useage due it is not expolision proof.

Two main reason why is one is the tempture rating second is any static spark or even you bump that kind of cheap luminaire it can result a expolsion no question asked { you should know how flameable the paints are escpally with oil based stuff }

I have done few hook up with spray booths couple were small one and few are very large which you can able drive 53 footer semi truck in without issues.

There is alot of codes and regulations to cover on spray booths the best source of information is your fire department they will know few source plus the inspectors both will assist you on this matter.

I know there is a big diffrence between the hobby verison and professial verison the pro verison is far much rugged and it genrally very safe as long you do the proper mantaince as the manufacter give you details on them.

Espcally you will have to change the filters kinda often { pay attetion to the filters when you either throw it away or burn it }

This is one of few kinds of spray booth luminaires I used in there.



I know they are not cheap but as you noted there is a temptured glass few case will have wire mesh in there as well.

I am sorry if I come out harsh but this is the only way it will save your life I have allready see couple expolison from the spray booth { one due from bad bearing on the fan unit the other one due accumed dust }

Why not check some of the auto body shop or woodworking shop which they have spray booth in there you may get the idea why I am refering to this set up.

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