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Old 12-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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Any guess on how much the whole thing weighs? I'd imagine it's pretty light...


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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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This looks really good. Bookmarking for my future hood build.


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Old 12-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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exactly what i'm looking to do, nice
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #14
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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It probably weighs about 45 pounds, BadNews.

I'm probably going to order this this fan.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:33 AM   #16
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That looks perfect! Let us know if you get it and how it works.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #17
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Are you planning to mount the fan to the outside of the hood and then duct from there? Or farther downstream? What is your duct length you have to reach outdoors?

I'm going to start mine this weekend. Just need ideas.
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Unfortunately I have a very long run of duct (30 feet) with two 90 degree elbows. The two elbows are within the first 5 feet of duct (from the fan). Flex-duct might be a better option since it would allow less drastic angles.

I'm going to mount the fan to the hood or very close to it. The way the duct runs I will be able to add an inline booster fan if needed just before the last 15' of duct.

Ordered the fan yesterday and will pick up duct in next day or two.

garbageman, I'm pleased with how the hood came out but I did neglect to put any sort of sealant or adhesive between the FRP and edge of plywood endcap where I screwed it down. Not a big deal but that's the only thing I might do different if I were to do over.
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i was planning something similar. Glad I saw your build before I built a full box like I was going to. Think I will follow you plan but instead of half circles, Im going to use 1/4 circles. This will allow it to butt up flat to the back wall of my brewery. I am mounting three bath fans that will vent directly out the back wall of the brewshed. I was planning on metal drip edge, but I do like the idea of j channel as well. Was planning on sloping all my channel to one corner and putting a drain to my sink.


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