Ideas needed for clear interior partition - 36" high x 20' long - reuse of materials
Last Post 25 Sep 2022 03:57 PM by sailawayrb. 1 Replies.
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25 Sep 2022 04:15 AM
I need to create a short wall to separate an upper space from a lower one. The primary need is dust control - the lower level is a wood shop, upper area is a "clean" space where I'm going to try and limit dust ingress. I also want to minimize hot air loss from the first floor to the second - both spaces will be heated (mini split). I have a simple solution for the stairwell - just a hinged clear panel that I can lift when going up/down. The wall is 36" X 20' - I'd like to use clear materials to allow light transmission, though they don't have to be fully transparent. At the moment I'm leaning towards double wall polycarbonate greenhouse panels (or clear roofing sheets). However - I would love to reuse found materials. Weight is a factor - I cannot make it out of glass bottles and concrete (though would love the look). I was trying to figure out if there was something I could do with a roll of hardware cloth or chicken wire - for instance cover each square in that "dip it fantasy film" they use to make flower jewelry, but that seems... environmentally unsound and too flammable. Long-term durability is also questionable. Some other wacky ideas: 1) cut apart 2-liter pop bottles into flat sheets and rivet them to chicken wire - cons seems flammable, would be difficult to clean. Also, I don't drink pop so would have to source the material 2) stretch thick sheet vinyl in a frame - not really reusing materials, and probably very flammable. ------------------ I have no timeline on this - in fact I don't need to worry about it until next year, but I'm trying to think of ideas. Thanks!
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25 Sep 2022 03:57 PM
36" x 20' is not a short wall...more like a narrow high wall? Why not use a real wall with an air-tight door? Perhaps keep the clean room at a slightly higher pressure than the other rooms to ensure dust can't migrate into the clean room. You can do this by adjusting your ventilation system. My chicken hen nesting/roosting house is located inside our shop building. We use a 3 watt muffin fan that exhausts to the outside chicken run to keep the hen house at a slightly negative pressure which keeps all the dust and smells outside of our shop.
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