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Old 01-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
SeanGC
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Figured I'd just write this up because I haven't seen too much about this around here. I was looking for a cheap option for a ventilation hood in the basement. I had all the materials to build a hood from wood and pvc when I looked over at a rubbermaid tote and went A HA! I flipped it upside down, punched to 1/4" holes at the bottom and tied some chain and S hooks to the ceiling beam. I then cut a 6" hole in the side with a jigsaw and mounted the ducting.

This is probably the cheapest alternative considering I already had most of the parts. There is rarely condensation in the tote. Nothing drips back into the keggle.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Are you using a fan? What kind if so...

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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By the looks of it, you have this all operational? How well does it work?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:31 AM   #4
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6" inline fan from Valueline Centrifugal Inline Fans - Plantlighting Hydroponics & Grow Lights

Works great. Only thing I'm going to change is possibly the ducting from semi rigid to rigid.

 
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:26 AM   #5
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This looks rather awesome and is exactly what I will need for our new house. Any regrets so far? How many brews do you have with it?

 
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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Keep us posted on how well this works. I've been thinking about doing the same.

 
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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genius! absolute genius!
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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tagged for later. hope to hear how it went soon. also planning my exhaust right now.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:16 AM   #9
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I've used this hood for about 6 different all grain batches without a single issue. Condensation builds up in the fan, which sometimes results in a small leak (only in the fan though). However, the hood works perfect.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #10
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I like that. Keeps with my gehtto theme.

 
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