PC Fan + Respirator filter = works lol

xKaminAx

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Ok, this is my first grow, and the plants are well hidden in a 12"x21"x96" area, about 14-15 cubic feet of space I think. Plants are about 1 month old, and REALLLLLY smell lol. When someone comes into my house, its like they run into a forcefield when the smell hits them lol.

Anyways, I havent tried to make my own carbon filter yet, which I will soon, but I decided to see if I could make something out of what I had laying around the house. Grabbed a PC fan, and 16 oz disposable drinking cup, cell phone charger, lots of tape, and one of my paint mask filters.

Cut the cup to the point where the filter could get logged in one end. Then cut out the other end and taped the fan to that side. Simple, yeah?

Well I totally was thinking this wouldnt work, cause after turning it on, there was almost no airflow through the filter, but m3h, stuck it in my grow spot anyways and went to bed. Brother came over this morning and freaked out cause he couldnt smell the plants, had thought I got rid of them till he checked the spot lol. But anyhow, I got a temp fix till I make a carbon filter, seriously doubt this will last more than a few days, but hey, buys me time lol.
 

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Arrid

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Ok, this is my first grow, and the plants are well hidden in a 12"x21"x96" area, about 14-15 cubic feet of space I think. Plants are about 1 month old, and REALLLLLY smell lol. When someone comes into my house, its like they run into a forcefield when the smell hits them lol.

Anyways, I havent tried to make my own carbon filter yet, which I will soon, but I decided to see if I could make something out of what I had laying around the house. Grabbed a PC fan, and 16 oz disposable drinking cup, cell phone charger, lots of tape, and one of my paint mask filters.

Cut the cup to the point where the filter could get logged in one end. Then cut out the other end and taped the fan to that side. Simple, yeah?

Well I totally was thinking this wouldnt work, cause after turning it on, there was almost no airflow through the filter, but m3h, stuck it in my grow spot anyways and went to bed. Brother came over this morning and freaked out cause he couldnt smell the plants, had thought I got rid of them till he checked the spot lol. But anyhow, I got a temp fix till I make a carbon filter, seriously doubt this will last more than a few days, but hey, buys me time lol.

You mean the filter on a respirator?

Clever idea. :hump:
 

kiddcuruption

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if your going to make a carbon filter i found that a shoe box works great! what i do is put a pc fan on one end and a tube out the other side fill it up with carbon and dryer sheets and seal it up real good! the dryer sheets need replaced every week/ week and half, but they put out a pleasent smell!!!
 

drynroasty

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When I cure I will need to scrub the odors, so unless work picks up, I'm not buying one...

Thanks for the info, I'm a firm believer in "PC fans for anything" and have some extras. I picked up an 4.5" AC (not DC) 115CFM fan, added a variable speed control, and timer that I've been itching into wire into something... lol
 

Toke+Choke

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can you tell us when it smells im cheap and this sounds well affordable :)
could i just run an exhaust out of my window ?
would this work ?
PM me if you have any ideas ? :)

peace and respect :joint::peace:
 

yoitsslobo

Active Member
Ok, this is my first grow, and the plants are well hidden in a 12"x21"x96" area, about 14-15 cubic feet of space I think. Plants are about 1 month old, and REALLLLLY smell lol. When someone comes into my house, its like they run into a forcefield when the smell hits them lol.

Anyways, I havent tried to make my own carbon filter yet, which I will soon, but I decided to see if I could make something out of what I had laying around the house. Grabbed a PC fan, and 16 oz disposable drinking cup, cell phone charger, lots of tape, and one of my paint mask filters.

Cut the cup to the point where the filter could get logged in one end. Then cut out the other end and taped the fan to that side. Simple, yeah?

Well I totally was thinking this wouldnt work, cause after turning it on, there was almost no airflow through the filter, but m3h, stuck it in my grow spot anyways and went to bed. Brother came over this morning and freaked out cause he couldnt smell the plants, had thought I got rid of them till he checked the spot lol. But anyhow, I got a temp fix till I make a carbon filter, seriously doubt this will last more than a few days, but hey, buys me time lol.
wait.. so you basicly just taped a filter to the back of exhaust fan?what does that do just filter the smell??? im on a budget i need sometuin like this for now
 

yoitsslobo

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if your going to make a carbon filter i found that a shoe box works great! what i do is put a pc fan on one end and a tube out the other side fill it up with carbon and dryer sheets and seal it up real good! the dryer sheets need replaced every week/ week and half, but they put out a pleasent smell!!!

where does the tube connect too?? and how can u get carbon in a shoebox? ( noob )
 

CaveChest

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Hey man

I'm gonna make one of these, how did you rewire the fan?
I'm pretty sure i have the same cables on my fan as you do.
I love this idea its fuckin sweet.

Peace
J
 

Crazygrowguy99

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heres how to wire the pc fan to a phone charger (or any other charger) so the pc fan will work in a wall outlet

take the pc fan out of the pc and cut the wires so they are as long as they can get, then there will be a red and black (maybe yellow) wires, strip both the wires, but make sure to keep a good bit of plastic over the wire so you can see which is positive and which is negative.
red is positive
black is negative

now get the charger and cut it and strip both wires there should be 2 wires on the charger, one is also positive and one is negative. so plug in the charger and connect one fan wire to one cord of the charger and the other two will also connect to eachother, the fan should power on, if non then switch the cords around.
 
heres how to wire the pc fan to a phone charger (or any other charger) so the pc fan will work in a wall outlet

take the pc fan out of the pc and cut the wires so they are as long as they can get, then there will be a red and black (maybe yellow) wires, strip both the wires, but make sure to keep a good bit of plastic over the wire so you can see which is positive and which is negative.
red is positive
black is negative

now get the charger and cut it and strip both wires there should be 2 wires on the charger, one is also positive and one is negative. so plug in the charger and connect one fan wire to one cord of the charger and the other two will also connect to eachother, the fan should power on, if non then switch the cords around.
Really helpful man, thanks :)
 
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