My New Mobile Bullet Casting Bench – Part 2 – Ventilation

3 months ago I posted a video about “My New Mobile Bullet Casting Bench“. Today I finish the upgrades.

I added the NOE Lead Pot Mould Guide.
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=563_508
– NOE 10% discount code for viewers of The Reloaders Network: LOB001

I also added ventilation for my casting pot.
– 6 Inch 240 CFM Booster Inline Duct Vent Blower Exhaust and Intake HVAC Fan: https://amzn.to/2lhtHkl
– 6 Inch 16 Feet Non-Insulated Flex Air Aluminum Ducting Dryer Vent Hose for HVAC Ventilation: https://amzn.to/2jRR4k8
– 6 Inch HVAC Elbow: https://amzn.to/2lmgIy0
– 8 X 6 Duct Reducer: https://amzn.to/2ln5Gsn

 

   

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The Kentucky Patriot
The Kentucky Patriot

Awesome stuff man! You are the best! God bless you and yours 🙂

FortuneCookie45LC
FortuneCookie45LC

James – Very well thought out – congratulations on your project… Steve

The Big Man
The Big Man

Pretty nice set up. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

brass
brass

excellent video, I built almost same set uo with the exception of my garage door already had a exhust port in it, works great keep the ideas coming.

insightfreedom
insightfreedom

That guide is really nice. Well thought out vent.

The Reloader Dude
The Reloader Dude

I really like that guide. I need to get me a couple

James Pollard
James Pollard

I made a similar setup that I used in the basement to cast . I would hook the flex hose to the dryer vent going outside .

JH586
JH586

Very cool, Bacon. I would’ve put the fan right over the hood, but someone else has said it, since it is the way it is, just add another one right over the hood. I need to make something like this. It’a hot and humid in Georgia, just like Texas. It would be great to build an adapter for a window with the hose mounted to it, and be able to cast inside on those really hot days, or cold, rainy days for that matter. Thanks for kicking in our creative minds. It’ll be fun seeing what others come up with.

ocean374
ocean374

That’s a awesome idea I never thought of it since I have limited space that idea will work for me and no more casting outside cool now planning begins 😄 thanks

nodakjohns
nodakjohns

I like what you did with your cart ! I fashioned a mobile cart myself. I have no plans of designing ventilation for it as that is the whole purpose of it being mobile is being able to wheel it outside or at least to the door of my garage. Casting probably won’t be done by me in the dead of winter. I like the harbor freight magnetic plugin strip. Gonna put that on my list. I have the NOE mold guide also. I have not tried it yet, but i think its an upgrade. Some great ideas and i… Read more »

brassscrounge
brassscrounge

Very cool setup! We had similar fans in shop class for our wood burning station. (Soldering iron station.) We were able to bend the fan blades of our exhaust fans to a more exaggerated angle, and it drew a lot more air. We did it so we could catch piles of sawdust on fire and not get caught,:) but hey, it worked. Maybe it could increase the draw when you have the vent extended way out? Looking forward to your upcoming videos!:)

TinMan
TinMan

That’s awesome, man. Really good ingenuity. About the only way to capture more of the smoke and get better capture of particulate is to put the hood closer to the source of particulate, or decrease the area of the hood, neither of which you probably want to do so you can have access to the top of the pot. That’s exactly how I would have placed it. Well done! Love that setup 👍

NickJ
NickJ

Hey Bacon, that’s a great set up. What about a fan right above the reducer and then leave the other one where it is ?
Maybe two fans will double the draw :-))

Thorsaxe
Thorsaxe

Great Video James. You really did a fantastic job, it looks like a pro set up, everything looks like it has been thought out, Exhaust Ventilation is the way to go when casting if you are not outside for distribution of particulates of the dross, it is the dross that is the most harmful as that is what gets airborne and can enter through your lungs.

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

heheheee…I can tell you been doing some ‘Mullin-N-engineering’ these days. Love it when a project comes out better than I envisioned. Great idea and great execution. Don’t be discouraged with the light draw of that duct fan, you can always buy another one for the next size larger duct and install it with duct reducers like you used for the hood. Or…if worst case scenario…lever’ite like she is and get a little whiff of good old pine smelling sawdust ever now and then. Peoples fears of the smoke coming of the pot is way overblown these days with all the… Read more »

barndweller
barndweller

This is a great idea. I am going to try it I think. I may try and place the “Smoke Scoop” a little lower but it looks like a nice upgrade. I have been using a old metal tool box it does not have drawers but has to nice big shelves that have doors so all my casting stuff does not get lost. (Except the moulds they are kept in my room where the humidity does not go up.

Full.Lead.Taco
Full.Lead.Taco

Nice setup there! Good to see you making content again.

Sigurd the Ryder
Sigurd the Ryder

very nice

ewetho
ewetho

Neat rig

Mike Treen
Mike Treen

If it was a fixed location you could have gotten an old stove hood. They work great for stuff like that. For portable though you did pretty good.👍🏻