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    DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    If you google diy silencer you will find a very nice project that will rival the purchased ones. I'm all about diy'in with what's on hand. The first one i made cost me nothing but time. This one i purchased some chicken wire for 5.99$ and that was all i needed. This really does work to cut the decibels in half. I'm using insulation for the sound dampening materiel. If your exhausting in the house, then you will want to use polyfil batting for the queen size at a local arts and crafts shop. Comes in various sizes. The queen is enough for one 8 inch, or one 6 inch with some left over.


    -Tools and supplies

    -chiken wire 2"x24"x25'

    -Two used 5gallon paint buckets, free from a friend


    -wire inserts, made them by rapping the chicken wire around a 1 gallon paint can (two raps)


    -two bats of R12 insulation, you will only use 3/4 of a bat per bucket

    -outline the size hole you will need, cut mine to 6.5" for 6" duct

    -drill holes for saw blade

    -cut holes out

    -remove handles

    -now you rap the 3/4 bat around the chicken wire and insert it into the bucket

    -here's the first one ready

    -the second bucket will only need about 6"-8"of chiken wire added to the first one.


    -the two half together


    -size


    -tape the two half's together and your done! my total cost 5.99$ muhahaha
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    re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    Nice start, can't wait to see the rest of the pics.

    JAFO

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    Thanks Bro! i was still uploading pics when you posted.lol I think i did ok for my first how to, plus it really works good.. for CHEAP!!

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    re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    That's really badass, great DIY.
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    re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    Thanks JJ Bones, means a lot! cheers

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    Re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    Awesome DIY!
    I was going to buy one for my room, but after seeing this I might just make one.
    $75.00 vs $5.99??
    yeah, no brainer here..

    Thanks bro!
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    Re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by Vick074 View Post
    Awesome DIY!
    I was going to buy one for my room, but after seeing this I might just make one.
    $75.00 vs $5.99??
    yeah, no brainer here..

    Thanks bro!

    Thx!! yes it is a no brainer... but your cost will be a bit more if you don't have buckets or insulation. An option for buckets is to go to a deli or restaurant ask for used food grade buckets. A cheap option for the sound batting would be to get an old quilt and take it apart maybe? just shooting some ideas at you...

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    Re: DIY Duct silencer/muffler - super cheap

    I've got the buckets and chicken wire, just gotta scrounge up some insulation.
    Like you said, rip up and old quilt maybe, that's a good idea!
    thanks again!
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