Flow cabinet filter sources in Canada

Peatmoss

Carnivore
Hi Folks,

This isn't tissue culture related per se, but I'm curious if anyone here knows of any sources selling HEPA filters suitable for building laminar flow cabinets in Canada. Ideally I'm looking for a filter around 12"x24", but haven't had any luck finding a Canadian supplier. I'm aware of US sources (and eBay ect.) but would like to buy more locally if possible.

Thanks!
 

Peatmoss

Carnivore
I bought mine at Home Depot. It came with 2 prefilters. I've used it for years.
Good to know, I was under the impression that I needed one of the laminar flow specific filters (like this one: https://fungi.com/collections/laboratory-equipment/products/24-x-12-x-5-8-mini-pleat-micron-filter), that are much thicker to aid in generating laminar flow. Interesting to know that you're using a more off the shelf model, that would certainly be more affordable and easier to source domestically.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
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Cheaper at HomeDepot:

Broan-NuTone 04803 HEPA Replacement Filter | The Home Depot Canada




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Venmar Air Exchanger HEPA Filter Part No. 04803

  • Manufacturer: Venmar Ventilation Inc.
  • Brand Name: vanEE, Venmar AVS
  • Description: Genuine Venmar replacement HEPA filter (incl. 2 prefilters)
  • Manufacturer’s Part Number: 04803
  • Compatibility: Please see below
  • HEPA Filter Nominal Size: 20″ x 16″ x 2″
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  • Manufacturer: Venmar Ventilation Inc.
  • Brand Name: vanEE, Venmar AVS
  • Description: Genuine Venmar replacement HEPA filter (incl. 2 prefilters)
  • Manufacturer’s Part Number: 04803
  • Compatibility: Please see below
  • HEPA Filter Nominal Size: 20″ x 16″ x 2″
 
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Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I presume USD$100, but still that's cheap. I think I paid over CD$150 for just the fan + controller plus filter. All the wood, plastic, etc. brought it to maybe $300? I had the tools plus this and that. And free labour. Still far less than a commercial one, if I had the space.
 

Zimmey

Carnivore
Yes, Gordotek is from the USA and I couldn't find the fan he suggested reasonably priced in Canada, but the alternate he suggested wasn't too bad. The filter was $30cad, fan $50, controller $20. Add a tote and some sealant and you aren't too far over $100cad.

A lot smaller footprint than yours though - 13inches by 11 inches.. or something like that. Not a lot of room considering you need to stay in the middle, bit enough for some agar plates.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I do like the extra size of mine (Gordontek).There's lots of room for the glass bead sterilizer plus the forceps, glassware, cups of chemicals, etc. More room to avoid mistakes. Still for the price and ease of construction, the Gordotek is very good.
 

Will20013

Carnivore
Anyone found any good 4ft long filters? I'm looking to make a DIY flow hood that is large enough for two people.
 

Newbnoob

Carnivore
I used to do deliveries to this place occasionally. I know filters are their specialty. They have locations across Canada.
 
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