Closet Ventilation

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by spliffwhiffer, Mar 11, 2007.

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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    <P>Hey everyone..420 is gettin closer<IMG alt=0 src="http://www.rollitup.org/images/smilies/piped.gif" border=0 smilieid="208"> !! but anyways i have a closet which is 3'x4'x7'. the walls are covered in a reflective tarp material i got from local garden store. The opening to the closet (door) is covered in this material&nbsp;on the inside as well to keep light from escaping. The door is a two piece door that opens from the middle. Not sure if i am cuttin holes in the door for ventilation but i need it so u cant see the fans when u are standing in the bedroom. please help would be appreciated! if yer confused at all let me know thanks!</P>
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    First of all is this your place? Can you do a little poke a hole here and there?
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    oh yea and i will be using a carbon air filter for exhaust
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    its not my place but where and what size hole u talking bout? lol
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    This might help also:

    contributed by :Rouhea
    submitted June 9, 2003

    How do I install a duct fan to operate most efficiently?
    (principles of effective ventilation)

    Many growers own fans powerful enough to move air of a city block in Manhattan, but has failed to install it properly, causing greater pressure reduction. This extra pressure drop is called the system effect or system dissipation, and can cause the fan to produce a smaller volume of air than indicated in the fan diagram.

    The following factors must be considered in order to avoid system dissipation:

    At the Inlet

    The distance to the nearest wall must be more than 0.75 the inlet's diameter.
    The inlet duct's cross section must not be greater than 112% or less than 92% of the fan inlet.
    The inlet duct's length must be at least 1 x the duct diameter.
    The inlet duct must no have any obstacles to the air flow (dampers, branching or similar).


    At the outlet

    The angle at the reduction of the duct cross-section must be less than 15 degrees
    The angle at the enlargement of the duct cross-section must be less than 7 degrees
    A straight length of at least 3x duct diameter is required after a duct fan.
    Avoid 90 degree bends (use 45 degree)
    Bends must be shaped so that they follow the air stream after the fan.

    If the connections are different from this, there could be a greater pressure reduction.




    [​IMG] Circular duct fans for example, are propulsive, pushing the air. And should be installed so that the long duct is after the fan itself.
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    thanks for that info but i know about the inline duct fan and thats one of my options but i need a way to be able stealth out the fans or make it look like they arent even there..any ideas?
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    joekikass

    joekikass Well-Known Member

    You mite think this is stupid question but why do people run carbon filters in such small grow areas ? my closet is about 5x5x7 well vented and you can only smell weed if you enter the room . I would have though it not necessary for small ops but i dont know your conditions
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    I don't find it necessary to run a carbon filter either. Same as you can only smell it when you enter the room.
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    If you don't want anyone to see the fans or vents place them just inside the doors put at the top and bottom where there are gaps in the doors. That way they can still draw and exhaust the air. I don't know your set up but do you think that would work for you?
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    psyfiend

    psyfiend Well-Known Member

    If you use a vent cover for your intake it wouldn't look as suspicious and you can run your exhaust out the top like this:

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    Can't take any credit for this though, It's somebody else's!
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    yea do u at all if those inline fans are noisy? i need to find a way to keep the fan stealth..i would vent straight threw the top psyfiend but i have an actualy closet..like walk in closet but small. wondering if anyway i could vent threw a 1 inch crack in between the door and wall?
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    psyfiend

    psyfiend Well-Known Member

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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Got an attic above the closet? lA small hole or 2 cut in the drywall ceiling in the closet is not obvious from the room and gives options for venting.You can have the inline fan exhaust sucking air from the closet through your filter into the attic without trouble and then most all homes have an attic exhaust on the house which leads outside and usually have a spinning cap on the outside.Just run a vent line from 1 of those to a duct fan sucking air fresh air from out side into the other hole into the closet.Fans here in the use at Home dpot about $25 a piece then just wire a plugon and good to go pretty much silent at 4 inch or 6 inch fans.But if the closet isnt with an attic or is down stairs this wont work lol Maybe your lucky and have the attic there.Holdes are easy to fix when done and costs about $20 bucks if even that
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    ok thanks...ya i need to find a fan that u need to be right up next to it to hear even alittle noise but thats hard to find! yea i just not sure of where to vent threw the door cuz i dont realy wanna cut holes in the door becuz i need them to be stealth
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    yea im in the basement...i have lookd for ways to vent inside of wall then to another duct buutt i am not experienced for that lol
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    psyfiend

    psyfiend Well-Known Member

    Is this at your parent's house?
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    no im living with a brother..me and him are in on it but doesnt want the wife to kno for now so he wants it in my room. she stays outta my room but once in awhile she will come in and watch me work on my computer..so it needs to be as stealth as possible
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    psyfiend

    psyfiend Well-Known Member

    Well Ideally you'd just tell her and she'd be cool with it if it's her house(?) But I suppose there'd be ways round it but you'd have to have a bit more to spend. For instance on acoustic fans etc.
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    spliffwhiffer

    spliffwhiffer Active Member

    oh im willin to spend wut it takes...any suggestions would be alot of help

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