DIY fume extractor


This is my DIY fume extractor that I made out of some scrap pieces of wood, a 12cm PC case fan and an activated carbon filter (13x13cm).

I use lead free solder with resin core. Unfortunately the flux in the core gives a bad odour when it burns and ...a headache.

Initially, I thought of buying a fume extractor for my bench but then I found out I could make one by myself. So here it is, no more noxious fumes for me.

If you decide to make one for yourself, make it as big as possible with some decent air flow. Avoid building something in the size of the "candy tin fume extractor" I saw on This is just silly.