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Carbon filter vs In-Line UV Ozone Generator
Has anyone used the various sizes of In-Line UV Ozone Generator as their primary odor control? They are more expensive than carbon filters, but since carbon filters are mostly disposable I figure the cost of $50.00 for replacement UV lamps is cheaper than replacing a complete carbon filter.
My question is do they work at eliminating all odor? The 4inch duct model will take up to a 465 cfm fan and unlike carbon filters, will work with lower CFM fans. I calculate my space will need 230+ CFM to exchange all the air every 5 min.
All ozone will be vented away from the grow space so not to have issues that some say happen when there is too much ozone as it damages plants.
A carbon filter will last you about 18 months. A UV lamp will not.
carbon filters i would use and if you get a o3 use it on the exhaust so it can naturalize whats left
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Thanks all. I notice there is no mention of how long the bulbs should last.
Looks like a carbon filter it will be. I have a table top ozone generator I can hang over the exhaust vent that should take care of any left over stink.
Thank again everyone.
Last edited by Dirty Harry; 02-02-2010 at 10:54 AM.
Following everyones advise, say hello to my little friend. Ebay combo.
6" tall boy filter with 6" 424 CFM fan. $195.95 (US) plus shipping.
Carbon filters work a lot better when the room is sealed. Ozone generators also make your house smell like a thunder storm. Currently I have both and it works really well the house keeper cant even smell it anymore.
Yeppers! I am redoing my room. I have the ceiling and walls covered with painters plastic with the seams duct taped (White is not available in my area so I used clear and will put in reflective material around the spot the plants will be in). I am putting in the floor this weekend and it will be duct taped to the wall covering to make it air tight...Then I need to install a door and caulk it up air tight. With luck, if I get it right I want to see that plastic pull in a little to prove negative pressure.
Originally Posted by logzz
I am also one of the few people who likes the smell of ozone (up to a point) so I'll have a small home ozone machine mounted over the exit vent for that extra little scrubbing.
I forgot to mention before I had a generator, I went to walmart and got a $30 ionizer one that can clean air for pollen, dust, ect. worked wonders actually.
I loved the smell proofing results of my ozone generator. I just ran it. I bought a used one that was years old and the bulb stil worked and did a better job, as in I am still alive than my brand new titan. However I went thru two crops with what I thought was adequate exhaust treating what I thought was a mildly annoying cal mag def that in organic soil I was having trouble getting rid of. I did not think it was ozone because I let a plant sit right next to the oxone generator and it got burned bad. So anyway twice for harvest I got like an ounce each from seven gallons of soil! Under a 600 watt! I then realised that it was in fact the ozone when one day I lit a match in the grow room and I noticed the flame blowing the opposite way. Some weird draft was yanking the air the other way! So I ditched the ozone and went back to my old cahrcoal filter which I swear was not working before and it worked! I was just parannoid. Lol. So now it is all charcoal for me and my plants are in hydro and totally healthy.
So if I was exhausting with an elbow straight into an attic or straight outside then an inline would be cool, but charcoal works and is much more healthy. I think for all med growers exvept the big guys charcoal should be the only choice, not to preach but I bet most of us are as stoned as I was to think up my soltions.
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i dont know much about either but i can tell you if you live in a apartment you might have some problems with the carbon filters noise level i just reached the first month of 12/12 and am very paranoid about turning on the fan thinking the neighbors will hear it running especially at night so keep in mind if you are somewhere where noise will be a problem keep carbon filter fans are pretty loud if anyone has any suggestions about how to keep the noise of the fan down please do speak up i know im not alone with this problem
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