Ipower in-line fan and activated carbon filter?

Macncheesehaze

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I have one set up and I stg it does literally nothing. It’s set up to suck the air through the filter not blow air through it. Anyone have these fans and have any advice?
 

spek9

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What size (inches and cubic feet/min) is the fan? Is the filter the same input size as the fan? How is your ducting run? In a straight line, or with a bunch of bends and twists? Where are you exhausting to?
 

Macncheesehaze

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It’s a 4inx8ft ducting the fan and filter are both made for it. Ipower 4in in-line fan with activates carbon filter. Filter is hung with the fan attached pulling the air through. The ducting goes straight out no bends or turns and exhausts into the room it’s stinking up. It needs to not stink lol
 

Lockedin

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Assembled backwards?
Not joking - check to see that the flow is the correct direction for your application.

I've received more than one actively cooled component rack sucking air into both the top and bottom at the same time with no exhaust at all - among other id10t installation errors... :wall:

Another thought (if brand new) is that there may be a "remove before using" piece that might not have been spotted.
 

Macncheesehaze

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Assembled backwards?
Not joking - check to see that the flow is the correct direction for your application.

I've received more than one actively cooled component rack sucking air into both the top and bottom at the same time with no exhaust at all - among other id10t installation errors... :wall:

Another thought (if brand new) is that there may be a "remove before using" piece that might not have been spotted.
Yeah it exhaust fine, blows tons of air. I’m gonna look into slowing it down but I’ll also check to see if I missed a remove first piece lol I’d do some dumb shit like that for sureee
 

Lockedin

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Yeah it exhaust fine, blows tons of air. I’m gonna look into slowing it down but I’ll also check to see if I missed a remove first piece lol I’d do some dumb shit like that for sureee
Ahh - could be what you're thinking - just overcharging the filter and killing it with turbulence.
I always look at myself first - I took almost a half hour to turn on a monitor once before I realized I'd used a power cord with a switch...true story. :eyesmoke:

gl - sounds like you're eliminating variables quickly - hope that gives a solution!
 

IrkinBollikans

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Yeah it exhaust fine, blows tons of air. I’m gonna look into slowing it down but I’ll also check to see if I missed a remove first piece lol I’d do some dumb shit like that for sureee
When I first had the need for odor control, I bought the ipower 6" kit and it literally did nothing. The filter was only good for slowing the fan speed down. When I shook it, i could hear the carbon moving around inside, indicating that it wasn't even completely filled. There is a reason that the recommended carbon filters on the market are pretty pricey.
 

Macncheesehaze

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When I first had the need for odor control, I bought the ipower 6" kit and it literally did nothing. The filter was only good for slowing the fan speed down. When I shook it, i could hear the carbon moving around inside, indicating that it wasn't even completely filled. There is a reason that the recommended carbon filters on the market are pretty pricey.
I was afraid of that
 

Macncheesehaze

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I didn't want to spend on a Can fan and a Phresh filter either, especially after years of not having to worry about odor at all, but my freedom is at stake here.
I’m right there with you broham. I have some activated charcoal filters from a fryer system that’s the same thing I’m up up to it too just for extra measures.
 
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