Has anyone run into this particular noise problem?? And is a fan speed controller a good option?
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:33 AM
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:18 PM
thanks for your input guys. And no its not the vibrations, i have them on bungees which is working out nicely. Its just the actual fan itself from the suction. It sounds like a small jet taking off in my room. Cutting off some circulation with duck tape is a good idea. I even tryed putting a 6"-4" conversion bracket on the intake to try and muffle some out. It did a little bit but can still be heard over the whole house.
I am really considering building a little box for the fan to sit in and line it with egg shell insulation and hopefully this will really cut down a major part of the noise. If it dosn't work i may just have to return the fan and get a small ducting inline fan.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:03 PM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:46 PM
I have a 6" valueline inline fan that yes, sounds like a mini-jet, as you described.
Question, do you have it pushing through the filter or pulling? If you have it pull through the filter it will cut down on the sound a bit as compared to pushing the air through it.
The majority of the sound comes from it sucking in so much air, so putting a load before the suction helps out.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:51 PM
get the fan controller. the majority of the noise is from the moving air, not the fan itself.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:51 AM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:57 AM
Right now I dont have the filter connected cause nothing is growing im just trying to perfect the setup before the seeds get here in like a week. But I did try the filter as a the intake instead of exhaust, and you were right it does bring the sound down. But another issue i ran into was massive ammounts of heat. Doing trial runs with my 600w lamps i realize that just using the fan to pull air from the light and circulating it with the carbon scrubber within the tent does nothing to bring my heat down. I may just have to leave the 6" inline soly to cool the lamp down and exhaust straight out the tent. But then get a smaller 6" ducting fan, flange it straight to the tent for exhaust and putting the scrubber on the other end to purify the out bound air.
Does anyone thinking running 2 6" inline fans (1 being smaller cfm rating) is going to be too over the top for a grow tent and spike up my noise pollution and electrictricy usage considerably?
Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:56 AM
ding ding ding, put the filter on. geez. If it's still too loud go down to a 4".
Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:04 AM
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