Caution: Dirty Pictures....or...How I Cleaned the Exhaust Fan 🤔


#42

Yeah, haven’t gotten to that yet. :smile: For heavy users, that’s going to be a bit difficult to clean.
(I’m thinking hairdryer to blow it off, soft bristle brush maybe…but haven’t tried yet.)


#43

Feel like I opened pandora 's box now that I stuck a camera into its depths…yikes


#44

Was going to vacuum but afraid of the electronics…and after blowing air in there just shoots it around to farther areas in the back…


#45

Yeah, I’m afraid it’s going to be a mess either way…but if you blow it to the rear, maybe it will vent out the exhaust the next time. Or you can suck it out with a vacuum from the back.


#46

My plan is to attach a vacuum on the back and clean / blow from the front at the same time


#47

I like the ideas…I just reattached the hose with fresh tape a couple days ago, or I’d test it out myself. If you guys come up with something that works be sure to post pics. :grinning:


#48

If you all have a shop vac handy it works well attached to the exhaust fan when you blowing the dust and dirt with canned air sucks it right out…


#49

Exactly!

I mounted one of these on the side of my GF table, so I can always clean it :slight_smile:


#50

Did the same but as for brushing the electrical stuff …little weary


#51

I use a shortened soft bristle tooth brush…


#52

or at least we’l make the effort :slight_smile:


#53

I wouldn’t worry too much about the electrical stuff. It’s just insulation for them, and that’s not going to hurt anything. It’s the moving parts that matter.


#54

I have had a lathe and vacuums short out due to a buildup of dust and dirt on contacts that are next to each other if not kept clean…


#55

I bought one of these and cannot get it working with any of my three Android devices. is there anyone else whodid so and how were you able to do that?


#56

Lathes and vacuums are subject to conductive particles; metal bits and such. I don’t think ceramic dust and wood ash would cause the same kind of issues, although I’ll freely admit to having been wrong about things a time or two in the past. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#57

That’s new! :wink:


#58

Well, there was that one time when I thought I was wrong, but it turned out I had been right… :laughing:

(Tim already knows, but for the rest of you, this was totally stolen from our dad!)


#59

So was wrong about being wrong? :thinking:


#60

A mistake’s a mistake, even when you were just mistaken about being mistaken. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#61

Or for those with overpowered exhaust fans that cause the GF exhaust fan to rev up - just turn the external on and blow with canned air.