ideas for a screen to keep bugs out

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by 2pac420, Jul 18, 2013.

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    2pac420

    2pac420 Member

    hi everyone i need some advice on what to do to keep bugs from getting into my ductwork i looked at lowes for some screen mesh but it was a little much for how much i acutal needed to use
    thanks to all who respond:leaf:
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    slowandsteady

    slowandsteady Active Member

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    Metasynth

    Metasynth Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm using...feels great and doesn't chafe....oh...and works great for the ductwork too... ;)
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    whodatnation

    whodatnation Well-Known Member

    Iv found shop vac filters that fit 6" ducting perfectly, filters the air pretty good.
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    jondamon

    jondamon Well-Known Member

    Pantyhose for me too.


    J
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    2pac420

    2pac420 Member

    pantyhose really your not just yanking my chain cause if thats true pantyhose away thanks everyone for the quick replies
    happy smoking:leaf:
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    GiantCentipede

    GiantCentipede New Member

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    Red1966

    Red1966 Well-Known Member

    Pantyhose here, too. Doesn't stop the dust, but seems to stop bugs.
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    justugh

    justugh Well-Known Member

    here is what u do ...............get a booster fan or a inline
    one side is feeding the intake the other side is connected to a carborad box.......the front part of the box has air filter ( find a store that sells them go there pick on out that u can find a box with depth in it )

    just use duct tape(matted dull silver kind ) to seal the box up and to hold the filter inplace ...........it will block light keep bugs out and filter the air going in for less then 50 bucks if u get a 240 6 inch booster fan inline can fan around 100
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    2pac420

    2pac420 Member

    sounds like the plan there and giant centipede and justugh thanks for the other options for me as i tend to have a little ocd when it comes to trying to get things perfect and clean but doesnt everyone who wants it done right ;) Enjoy the day all :leaf:
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    chuck estevez

    chuck estevez Well-Known Member

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    2pac420

    2pac420 Member

    did u say i need to add a booster fan to the one side i have a 165 cfm exhaust fan but that will be connected to a carbon filter will this still have adequate power to pull through all this
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    AtomiCronic

    AtomiCronic Active Member

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    2pac420

    2pac420 Member

    thanks man but at the moment no loot for that plus i dont really like having things shipped but if that was local i would be all over that
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    AtomiCronic

    AtomiCronic Active Member

    pantyhose it is then :)
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    justugh

    justugh Well-Known Member



    yah u need a fan ........since the fliter pad is there it need more pressure for the air to pass .........i am making one for my set up now( just tried running it only the tent concaved from the sucking force it made to pull tho the filter).....turns a 4x4 into less do to need to move leaves off walls

    here are some pics if it helps yah
    IMG_20130809_003917[1].jpg IMG_20130809_003926[1].jpg IMG_20130809_003936[1].jpg IMG_20130809_003950[1].jpg

    it is a 12x12x1 filter from home depot lvl 9 (clears smokes) a large flatrate box from USPS (free)........i got a can of flexie seal(spray rubber) taped the box coated inside with it......... used a connection fitting pressed down made the circle cut it out and then feed the ducting in

    it was air tight got a good drawl but the concaved walls are a isusse with me so i am getting a 240 cfm booster 6 inch to add in ..........i am not sure the final results will post and tell yah ......it comes tomarrow and i have a hose clamp here for it

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