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2012/02/10 20:24:01 (permalink)

Side Vent fan installation ...

ok, Now that is mostly done on the inside.  Here are a few pics. I used a 4" hole saw to cut through everything, and a 4" piece of dryer vent tubing as the pass through. I'm undecided on cutting the flanged pieces and using a metal tape instead, but I figured someone would chime in with some good thoughts too.









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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 20:34:11 (permalink)
    Your dryer vent tubing is metal right? Never mind I know you know enough that it is. But I don't understand the tape thing????
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 20:45:02 (permalink)
    like that metal tape stuff that they wrap duct work in. I'm hoping that it doesn't vibrate the filter or I will straight up cut out that part of the filter. LOL  it's a very tight fit up in there, almost tighter than a virgin on her wedding night. ( sorry i'm on coffee right now lol ) It's a 4" alum tube that has the vent on the end, I actually found one at the store without the vent, and they sold it to me for $1.50 vs $7.99   The one thing I did notice that I forgot to do was put a plug in hole as a pass through but I don't think that will be an issue.
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 21:32:57 (permalink)
    Ok so you cut your duct pipe and taped the parts you bent inside your hood and used the tape to hold it in place is that correct? If it's a tight area what about pop rivets for a more secure way of connecting the two? Or am I way off on what you did?
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 21:44:40 (permalink)
    Is the hole big enough for the fan?
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 21:46:34 (permalink)
    Good question
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 22:27:31 (permalink)
    the fan is a whopping 10 inches, and 1550CFM I think. I don't think ( assumably) that it ( a 4 " hole ) will be enough to vent it out. Plus I'm concerned about birds and what not trying to get in from the outside, I'm gonna have to find a way to attach some sort of metal screen on the outside under the vent area to keep bugs and stuff out.  I'm thinking of cutting the flanges off or using the tape to cover the area up entirely. It's a pretty tight fit and I don't think it will move but if it does, I don't want it hitting the fan. I can see it now happening during the busiest day ever and I have to close up to do work on it. LOL   You guys have any thoughts ?
     
    **** I haven't taped anything yet.   
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 22:31:28 (permalink)
    How fast can you get here?
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/10 23:42:58 (permalink)
    you need a bigger hole. It should be almost as big as your fan.  Cut it with an air grinder with a wheel. But be careful I still have a 4 inch scar  that took forever to heal when a grinder got away from me and attacked my left forearm.  It was almost an inch deep and it happened in a heartbeat.
     
    Use larger duct pipe to connect the two same size as your hole, and find a sheet metal man to put it in or at least show you how.  Get a louvered  cover for the outside and it should be the kind that closes when the fan air is not pushing it open. After you read all this wait for BackAlleyBurger and see what he thinks about my suggestions and ideas. But that's what I'd do if it were my build. In the mean time relax drink a beer...get laid. LOL
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/11 01:31:27 (permalink)
    no no no I don't use grinders for that reason. LOL Every tool i've used on that hood has jumped out of my hands at least twice.  I'm going to measure the blades, but I'm almost positive that they are about 6" total width. Where I cut I took out part of a stud ( not load bearing ) but if I go any further to the right I will take it fully out. If anything I will use a saw-zall on it and widen it by two inches. I'm sure I can find a small piece of square duct work somewhere. I have the air louvers already. came with the fan, I just haven't had time to install them b/c it got dark on me. Gonna need a ladder for that one and it's supposed to rain/snow here tomorrow, but I've built in worse weather. Maybe I'll clean out the truck and get it ready.  The one thing I don't like is my gas line to the grill. It's in a weird place and it's the only place I could put it. b/c of the GIANT freakin fuel line. This thing has to be 4" wide. I'll have to shoot some pics of the inside tomorrow.
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    Re:Side Vent fan installation ... 2012/02/25 17:55:42 (permalink)
    Great photos.
    I noticed you used a 120v fan. Is this powered by a generator or by a battery bank w/ inverter?
     
    I am curious because I am wanting to set up a similar style wall fan system and am curious of the +/- of finding and using a 12v fan(s) versus 120v with inverter.
    I would assume you probably lose a bit of juice when you use a "middleman" like an inverter from 12v to AC power. But I am no pro at electricity.
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