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California Wildfires

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by SW-EDC, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Lived in SoCal for the past 20 years.
    Drove past Monrovia and Duarte on 210 Fwy the other day. The air quality is the worst I've seen.
    And they say it can get worst.....
  2. mountainmarty


    Aug 23, 2007
    Checking from Butte County CA, above Paradise. Been a crazy month here for fires. We had a lightening complex come through here almost a month ago. The Bear fire in the North Complex Fire blew up three weeks ago and it is still raising hell. Be safe everyone!
  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Saw a thing on the weather channel about taping a HVAC filter to a fan to filter indoor air. Never occurred to me, but the store bought HEPA units are simply a fan and a filter. Might be useful with all the fires for indoor air.
    jux t and WValtakis like this.
  4. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    I've often considered the use of frozen water bottles and fans to make an impromptu AC unit for cooling off. Never considered an impromptu HEPA unit, though. That might be worth looking into.
  5. De Plano

    De Plano

    Jun 28, 2012
    Make sure the controls on the fan are in the right place. I taped the filter to the front of the fan and it is not nearly as effective. Well it is effective at annoying me everytime I see it or use it but that wasn't the point

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