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If you are looking at the front mine is on the left side. I have the CW5200DG, and this
AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan with Speed Controller - Ventilation Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics [link]
The only thing I had to do is take off their zip ties and put on stronger hose connectors - it did leak everywhere the first week I was using it from the hose popping off - but have had zero issues since I did that - if you get it I can send you my library for engraver power settings also - that was a lot of my time figuring out what to use on what
I live in Wisconsin and have a window ac above them. Never have to use the heat in this room in winter. They are next to my bed and I can feel the heat coming out of the fans on the bottom. They work as well as our baseboard heaters. I was thinking about exhausting out the window with one of these.
Haha, weird. I've been happy with them. They have a 10 year warranty, too, and Vornado makes using it easy. I had a humidifier with a fan that died right at the end of the 5 year warranty and they just sent me a new one after I sent some pictures.
AC Infinity has some inline duct fans that may work better with keeping it quiet: [link]
I use their fans in my entertainment center and they're silent.
Love my glowforge! Get the AC infinity inline exhaust fan and it will be SO much quieter: AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan with Speed Controller - Ventilation Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics [link]
A bunch of people here have inline fans by AC Infinity like this one:
38 W doesn't seem that much, but it does use a BLDC motor which is extremely efficient.
For a K40, I'd probably go with something cheaper for around $50. Some of those cheaper ones still got two speeds which is good enough.
Hello! I have a glowforge plus and I really love it! I am very happy with my glowforge as my first laser, as it is basically a plug and play machine. Glowforge sells an air filter for $1000. Honestly I dont think its worth the price! There are definitely window vents you could use for venting. Im sure other cheaper air filters are out there as alternatives. You could also purchase an inline fan to reduce the noise on amazon. I recommend the Cloudline S6. AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan with Speed Controller - Ventilation Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics [link]
If you do decide on one, I could send you a referral link to save you some money on one.
Whichever Laser you decide on, Im sure you’ll have a blast making all sorts of things!
Any questions, just let me know! 😊
These inline fans are awesome: AC Infinity Cloudline around $160 for the 6" non-fancy one.
I can give you the basics:
A 6" inline EM driven fan (quiet compared to standard inline fans, and about 3x the price)
2' of 6" straight duct.
A 14" inline filter box.
Cabinet from Ikea with some slots cut into it.
Mount everything using a small piece of rubber (in the cabinet) to further reduce vibration and noise.
This is the one most of us in the GUG have been using. Works like a dream!
Ditch those fans. Enclosed your rig and get one of these fan
The glowforge community forums are full of a ton of examples and lots of discussion.
You'll want to fully block the window.
Use an inline fan, too. Not only can you get one that moves more air than the GF fan, the GF's internal fan is ridiculously loud.
Most people recommend -- as do I -- a 6" inline fan. The AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6 is what most people use (including me).
You can get a 4" to 6" adaptor for the back of the glow forge. I happen to be running 4" from the GF to an adaptor on the fan and am moving from 4" to 6" to go to the wall vent (I happen to have convenient spot to install a wall vent. Nothing wrong with using a window, just block the whole thing).
Yes, the 6" fan will move more air than a 4" fan and it will do so more quietly. Even with 4" hose.
Use either a PVC flexible ducting tube or multi-layer aluminum. Straight aluminum dryer ducts typically have pinholes.
For the outlet, get a vent with baffles that automatically close when no air is blowing. If you live in a particularly cold or humid area, you'll want a blast gate between the GF and the outside world. A blast gate will keep the bad air from going through the GF (and will keep out critters). Just don't forget to open the blast gate before cutting!
Yeah I'm using [link] and it works great for sending fumes to the neighbors ha, I don't smell anything with it on.
Intakes = 2x https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FPFVZTZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
These are the ones I used. In hindsight I should've just got all 8inch fans and ductwork. But it should work fine for now especially since winter is coming.
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These are the ones that I am using. All variable ones too so I can adjust the speed if I want but I am mainly just using them at full blast for now. I had to put 2 inline fans for intakes since I have filters and that was restricting the airflow quite a bit. Originally only had 2 exhausts in.
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AC Infinity Controller 67, Smart Fan Controller with Temperature, Humidity, and Timer Controls, for CLOUDLINE Airlift CLOUDRAY Cooling and Ventilation [link]
Good to hear. It’s not worth it to cheap out on poor quality items.
Your parts list seems alright so far. Only things I would really change are:
Vivosun exhaust fan/filter….it gets a little noisy after a a few months of use. I own it and will be upgrading to AC Infinity once my budget allows.
Surpsun light….is only drawing 150 watts of power. Because of the fans inside of the light you’re actually only getting about 140 watts to the diodes. You’d be better off going after something with a little more power. I think Spider Farmer is probably the cheapest I would go on a light…this light linked doesn’t even have what is considered “enough” light for the 4x4.
Vivosun tents are okay. Mine has been pretty solid for three years. A few pinholes on the walls, but that could be from me being too rough on it.
Nutrients! Some come with ph buffers so you can just mix and feed without having to test PH.
Twist ties can be found on Amazon or at Home Depot.
How about this beast? Now to find a good tent
The one guy who mentioned a butane camping grill has a good suggestion. But that may be a hassle. Where I live it's be a fire code violation to use it within 10-12 ft of any over hanging structure. That means going way outside of your apartment.
You could jury rig a blower. If you're really mechanically inclined you could get a squirrel cage blower and some flexible ductwork.
Another option would be a blower like this one
Some flexible tubing that connects... You would want some for each side of the blower. String one end above your pan, the other out your window/balcony door and you're ready for seared steak and wok hei!.. the accordion tubing can then be compressed and put away when you don't need it...
I use a grow room or greenhouse duct fan in my booth and it works very well.. Something like this: [link]
I'm told this one works well, but I don't have one myself: [link]
It's 175% more powerful than the one you linked
AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan with Speed Controller - Ventilation Fan Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics [link]