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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

    Great post. Do you use it like a scrubber in the room or is the filter out side of the grow room?

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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

    Has anyone built one of these with 6 inch pvc?
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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

    what is the blue filter materiel?

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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Prescription View Post
    Great post. Do you use it like a scrubber in the room or is the filter out side of the grow room?
    You can use it both ways the room I originally used it in was vented so I just pulled the air through the filter and out in to the atmosphere. the exhaust was virtually odorless. The air flow through the filter was good, I noticed minimal temp rise with the filter attached. In a sealed room you could use it as a scrubber.

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    what is the blue filter materiel?
    the filter material is just some bulk filter material I picked up at the local hardware store. comes in a big roll you just cut off however much you need. I've also seen it in different colors but it works great in a variety of applications. Just have to be creative.
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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

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    Has anyone built one of these with 6 inch pvc?
    You could build one with what ever materials you have. 6" pvc pipe would work, however in a 5 gal bucket application you would greatly reduce the amount of carbon the contaminated air would touch in a single pass, thus reducing the effectiveness of the filter. if you were to use it as a scrubber where the air would pass over the carbon multiple time, then this would not be a big issue. On the the other hand there is no law that says it has to be a 5gal bucket. You could theoretically use a number of containers ranging from a rubbermaid tote to a 55gal drum, just uses what ever you need to fit your needs. The building concept would be the same just modify the design a bit.
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    Re: DIY High flow Carbon filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Sungod View Post
    You could build one with what ever materials you have. 6" pvc pipe would work, however in a 5 gal bucket application you would greatly reduce the amount of carbon the contaminated air would touch in a single pass, thus reducing the effectiveness of the filter. if you were to use it as a scrubber where the air would pass over the carbon multiple time, then this would not be a big issue. On the the other hand there is no law that says it has to be a 5gal bucket. You could theoretically use a number of containers ranging from a rubbermaid tote to a 55gal drum, just uses what ever you need to fit your needs. The building concept would be the same just modify the design a bit.
    Yeah I was thinking of doubling it, Two buckets .. one on top of the other
    Kinda just double the recipe lol
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