Contagion Isolation Room via Wet/Dry Vac and Hepa Filter?

JMG91

Veteran Member
I remember there being something posted about this at the beginning of the main coronavirus thread, but it didn't actually explain how the wet vac and hepa filter was supposed to be put together. There was a diagram showing plastic over all of the possible entry points for the virus, and the wet vac hose was put against the plastic over the window with duct tape around it. Does anyone have any info on this? I tried looking it up, but nothing came up about exactly what I was looking for.
 

Illini Warrior

Has No Life - Lives on TB
no idea why you would want to HEPA filter the discharge air being sent out from a sickroom - you need to be careful about where the discharge goes - especially in something like an apartment complex or close quarters housing ...

I question using a vacuum - a very simple & small fan would accomplish that low pressure room condition - you just want the breathing from an infected to be contained in that room and hopefully expelled - if the sickroom was on the same pressure level as the other living space there's a possible escape factor no matter how much sealing & closure involved ...
 

JMG91

Veteran Member
It was actually a setup for self-isolating your family from the rest of the world, so it would bring filtered air into the room you were staying in. I wonder if it could be reversed though--like my mother's old Oreck vacuum, which you can reverse and put the hose on the other end to expel air. I live in a rural neighborhood, so there wouldn't be as much concern over expelling "contaminated" air from the house--it would have to go pretty far to reach the neighbors.
 

Illini Warrior

Has No Life - Lives on TB
It was actually a setup for self-isolating your family from the rest of the world, so it would bring filtered air into the room you were staying in. I wonder if it could be reversed though--like my mother's old Oreck vacuum, which you can reverse and put the hose on the other end to expel air. I live in a rural neighborhood, so there wouldn't be as much concern over expelling "contaminated" air from the house--it would have to go pretty far to reach the neighbors.

???? - unless there's contaminated people in your confined spaces there's no need to isolate yourself that finite - it's not like a gas attack or something ...

if you have an apartment building set-up with a common interior door between apartments >>> I'd be poly sheeting & taping that door - any common ventilation is a problem - even open windows to the outside that are tooo close are a problem >>> don't be breathing their common air being expelled ...
 

JMG91

Veteran Member
I had more an aid in getting the contaminated air out of the house through a window if you've got a sick family member in mind. Since the coronavirus is aerosolized, the more contaminated air you can remove from the room you've isolated them in, the better, I figure.
 
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