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Tool set

Since all components for the air sterilizer are "off the shelf" there are no specialized tools needed.

A standard drill is necessary to drill 6 holes in the skirt of the sterilizer.

A pair of sheet metal scissors are needed to cut the length of the 12 Inch round that constitutes the sterilization  chamber. I have a powered sheet metal cutter for that purpose.

A hack saw is needed to cut the 1-3/8" flat bar for the legs and metal rods.

All tools are commonly available and affordable.

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The tools above are the minimum tool set to make an air sterilizer. I make custom rounds for the sterilization chamber so I have additional tools. All tools are affordable and easily available. Most BOCES programs will have a much more extensive tool set than is needed.

Below is the tool set I am currently using.

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36" Inch Shear - light duty used for cutting sheet metal.

- Used to make custom rounds. 12 Inch for the current model.

-Used to make collar for 8 Inch Inline duct fan. Connects to top of sterilizer chamber - 12 Inch - 8 Inch Reducer.

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24" Inch Sheet metal roller - used to make sterilization chamber

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12" Inch sheet metal roller used for making 8" Inch collar to secure in-line duct fan to sterilization chamber upper 12" Inch to 8" Inch reducer

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Edge Bead Roller used for making "bead" {groove} for above collar. { 8" Inch collar to secure in-line duct fan to sterilization chamber upper 12" Inch to 8" Inch reducer}

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Heavy duty guillotine shear. Used for cutting 1-3/8" Inch punched metal flat-bar. Can use a band saw or hacksaw.

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Drill Press. In the picture to the left you can see a simple wooden jig that insure the proper height when drilling the hole to attach legs.


Table saw: for cutting base wood.


Wooden Base: Currently 5/8 " sub-floor

Cut 4 corners yielding an octagon shape.

The base is wide open with respect to design. There is the possibility of a weak reflection of UV light from the base.

A wide variety of paint colors and other materials can be used to fully absorb the UV light reflection.

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Manual metal bender. One tool to bend the legs at 45 degree angles.

Not recommended for repeatable 45 degree bends.

Currently made a special tool using 45 degree hinges.

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