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    Building an "Airtight" case with carbon filter.

    So i have started work on a almost airtight case. The plan is to have 2 fans pulling a vacuum on the case and exhausting through a carbon filter.

    I have the parts listed below on the way or in hand. My wife has recently become pregnant and I don't want to take any chances with stray fumes.
    4x8 sheet of fine birch plywood.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067D7DEA/ref 25410_item - Carbon filter
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JZSKO/ref 25410_item - 80MM exhaust fans
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AYHZHM/ref 25410_item - door hinge
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006N40CK/ref 25410_item - flush mount handles

    Now. While I await all of my parts I have some questions.
    I have a QU-BD bed and 30A power supply inbound as well. I'll post more as I complete it.





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    How are you handling the cooling of the electronics? the ramps board gets pretty darn hot if its enclosed.

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    I plan on adding 2x 40mm fans blowing directly on the board.

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    unless your standing over the machine huffing the fumes i really dont think you have anything to worry about. but a case is always nice for keeping the heat in and drafts out.

    and unless your carbon layer is really thin the air might bypass the filter. those fans arent meant to pull air through a "load". they are simple exhaust fans for low resistance applications. air is always going to take the path of least resistance, which might be the area around the blades instead of through the filter.
    Last edited by MolecularConcept; 11-14-2013 at 02:34 PM.

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    It is done.

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    nice job! i like the filament hanging system!

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    This is a GREAT idea, since so many people want to over temp the filament, it causes toxic fumes to enter the room where the printer is located. Over time this can become a health problem.

    I see no problem in sealing a carbon filter in a way that the air will not be likely to bypass the filter, sure there may be some bypass, but very little.

    I congratulate you on your device !

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    Nice job ^^
    I actualy might also create something simulair, Probably in Aluminium since thats what i can find atm alot more easily ^^

    My printer is atm in my bed room, Since you sleep 1/3 of your day in that room it wouldnt be the best thing as health goes (Atm i do try to get as much air circulating during prints, But still health is a sacred thing)

    Well that or i just move my printer to another room.

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