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Cfm question please help

BenNelson

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i got a 2x3x6 room and its air cooling a 400w light and i want a carbon filter on it too. so how much cfm do you think that would be? and i know i want the fan pulling air out of the room but do i want to push or pull the air through the caerbon filter?
thank you BENNN
 

Muttt

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Re: Cfm question please help:)

To ensure enough airflow, you should try to keep your CFM at least 3 times what you the cubic ft of your space is. Since your space is 102 cubic ft, then you would want a fan of at least 300 CFM. This will ensure you have enough air flow to control your temps and humidity. You can also use a controller (under 20 bucks) to control the fan speed. This will help with fine tuning your temps and humidity.
 

BenNelson

New Member
Re: Cfm question please help:)

To ensure enough airflow, you should try to keep your CFM at least 3 times what you the cubic ft of your space is. Since your space is 102 cubic ft, then you would want a fan of at least 300 CFM. This will ensure you have enough air flow to control your temps and humidity. You can also use a controller (under 20 bucks) to control the fan speed. This will help with fine tuning your temps and humidity.
I might be wrong but wouldnt the cubic ft be 36 ft LxWxH?
 

elious

New Member
Re: Cfm question please help:)

100 cfm should be fine. Keep in mind though that your carbon filter needs to match (relatively) your fan. Other wise the fan won't have the power to push through the filter.
 

BenNelson

New Member
Re: Cfm question please help:)

Do carbon filter have a required cfm or something? In other words what do you mean by match my fan?
 

Muttt

New Member
If the carbon filter is rated for 200 CFM and you run 400 CFM through it, it will quickly clog and become useless.
 

elious

New Member
I'm not sure about it getting clogged but if the filter is 200cfm and the fan is 400cfm then the filter won't have time to filter the air properly. If the cfm's were vice-versa then the fan wouldn't have enough power to push through the filter very well. Resulting in the fan burning out and poor ventilation.
 
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