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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default homemade exhaust hood

I brew in my cellar with an electric rig and didnt want to spend a fortune on a hood so I came up with this

I used a stainless gas grill cover and mounted the inline fan to it
it is hard wired to the swithch you see
I removed one of the panes of my cellar window and replaced with plexiglass and drilled out hole for dryer vent
hood is mounted with heavy duty adjustable shelfing from HD Just bolted
the arms to the cover and anchored wall brackets to the concrete
works great and was relativly cheap looks pretty good to if I must say so myself

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Awesome project. How loud is the fan??

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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very quiet but does transfere some vibration to the upstairs

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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That's a great idea!

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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Nice... Wish I had a spare grill cover to base mine off of, now... What's the CFM rating on the fan you used?

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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dont hold me to it but I think its a 250 cfm more than enough for the steam
I got the cover at the local recycling center just went down there every now and then

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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Yeah, you suck... LOL... I might need to find one near me. Or see if I can locate something like a 55 gallon drum that I could cut up and use. It would need to be clean, so no oil and stuff in it... Will have to see if a HDPE drum would work. Hmmmm, those are pretty cheap (I believe) and could handle the steam temps. Would make for a wider hood section too.

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shoot this guy an email, hes got the goods as the name would imply
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Cool, just sent him an email before you posted his location. Will see what he comes back with, and when.

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