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Stealth fan
    #388737 - 03/23/10 03:10 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Yep, another fan thread from me.  I'm not working with a huge space and I don't need a mega fan.  I just need something that will pull enough air through a scrubber to ventilate the area and cool the light through a cooltube.  The piping will be 6" (tube, ducts etc).

Question is - what is a good speed controller to go with a Vortex 6"? I've read all sorts of threads about these things causing serious hum, or burning out fans.  The Vortex seems like a good choice, but I need to slow it to the extent that it won't make much sound.  If this isn't a good route, then I'm thinking I'll just go with a Stanley Blower.  Either that or an S&P.


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: skullhuman]
    #388764 - 03/23/10 03:47 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Looks like the S&P might be the answer. I wish I could get a straight answer on the amount of noise these things make though. They're advertised as the quietest fan around, but I wonder if that's just speaking in terms relative to inline fans. Also, the S&P looks much more compact than a Vortex. I realized the Vortex simply isn't an option in the little space I'm using - the thing is fucking huge.

Okay, so can anyone speak of an S&P out of first hand experience? For spacial reasons, I might consider going with a 4" (Stanley or Vortex just won't do in this regard, they're too big). Would that be a total hassle given the 6" diameter of my cooltube? If so, I'd rather use a speed controller or something on a 6" just to get the volume down.


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: skullhuman]
    #388783 - 03/23/10 04:16 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

6" to 4" adapters can be had for a few bucks a piece.


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: skullhuman]
    #389214 - 03/24/10 10:33 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

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skullhuman said:
but I wonder if that's just speaking in terms relative to inline fans.




Are the inline fans way louder? 

Edit: I guess I meant the inline duct fans, that look like a piece of ducting with a fan inside. Now I realize all the cans are inline as well.


Edited by Fick (03/24/10 10:58 AM)


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: Fick]
    #389319 - 03/24/10 03:45 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

I bought an inline duct fan at HD for less than $30, it says 250cfm, and it's really quiet.


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: DieselB]
    #389334 - 03/24/10 04:26 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

That kind of fan won't drive through carbon scrubber though DieselB.

I've never tried one first hand but the S&P's are supposed to be the best stealth fan available that will still push air through a scrubber.

If you still want to try a regular inline like a vortex, have a look at my speed controller FAQs in my sig. I've got mine dialed back to a very low, moving air, noise easily covered up with a box fan or air conditioner in the room. Good luck!


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #389376 - 03/24/10 06:12 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

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That kind of fan won't drive through carbon scrubber though DieselB.

I've never tried one first hand but the S&P's are supposed to be the best stealth fan available that will still push air through a scrubber.

If you still want to try a regular inline like a vortex, have a look at my speed controller FAQs in my sig. I've got mine dialed back to a very low, moving air, noise easily covered up with a box fan or air conditioner in the room. Good luck!





You're absolutely right, I didn't re-read the first post before I put that up.. I was just saying it was good for quiet. I use it for cooling my reflector and it works great.


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Re: Stealth fan [Re: DieselB]
    #389998 - 03/25/10 06:15 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

S&P fans are genius.  A 5" one of those and a duct adapter should do it.


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