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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Filter for Litter Box

We have one litter box for our Emily and keep it in the basement work area/laundry room. I noticed dust on surfaces in the room and decided to try putting a HEPA filter fan just above the litter box. I keep the fan on a medium setting so it is not too loud. Emily ignores the filter and does her business in the litter box. I installed the filter in October and a few days ago the light came on indicating that the filter needed to be changed.

I was amazed to see how much litter dust the machine had pulled from the air. Glad to know that the litter dust wound up in the filter and not in the room. I put in a new filter and should be good for another four months. I recommend doing this to keep the litter dust from being deposited around the room. We use an open litter box with no cover.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 01:33 PM
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I need to get one of those!!!! Oliver's litter box is IN OUR BEDROOM and it gets so dusty, mostly when I top off or scoop. I end up opening windows but I'm still pretty disgusted by the idea of litter dust on our bed and things. Unfortunately we live in such a tiny apartment there really isn't anywhere else for it to go. :/ I think one of those would help a great deal from the sounds of it!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yes. The filter works quite well in trapping the dust before it settles on surfaces in the room. Keeping the filter right next to the litter box is the most efficient means of trapping the dust. Our Emily is not bothered by the sound of the fan, which I keep at medium speed.
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Tgw, what kind/type of filter?
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The model I got at Walmart is a Holmes desk top model about the size of a table radio. I have a larger unit in the bedroom and it is a tower model and uses two HEPA filters instead of the one in the smaller unit. I keep the unit on a shelf directly in front of and above the litter box. That way any dust raised by scooping goes into the unit and the air is filtered.

I believe Honeywell also makes this type of HEPA filter units and come in similar sizes. The Holmes HEPA filters cost about $13.00 each and last about four months depending upon the amount of dust they filter. I don't know if the Honeywell filters are sold at Walmart or how much their replacement filters cost.

Oreck makes a filter that uses filter elements that are washable, but the unit I believe costs a couple of hundred dollars. The Holmes desktop filter I got at Walmart I believe was under $40.
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Tgw, Thank You! I'll check at Walmart!

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