Gasket around filter


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Old 05-10-18, 09:52 AM
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Gasket around filter

I have a carrier furnace (vintage 2002). WE moved in about a year ago. The filter is located in the bottom of the furnace when the fan is located and is held up against the return duct with a stiff wire bracket . It seems that when the fan is running, the filter pulls away form the return duct and lets air pas around the filter. The air that bypasses the filter is not infiltration so doesn't impact cooling but it certainly isn't cleaning the air.

Is there a better way to do this?
I was thinking of placing a gasket on the air filter. I can't easily get to the back of the furnace to do anthing too sophisticated.
 
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Old 05-19-18, 11:53 AM
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I think I was able to come up with a good solution here. I purchased a custom filter. Cut it to size and used some gasket foam on the side of the frame. The rigid plastic frame shouldn't bend with airflow and now all of the air should go through the filter.
 
 

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