Instructables vacuum flow hood

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  1. Down311

    Down311 tek jr apprentice

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    hello again fungal friends... as many may know, im still n00b and im trying to learn the ins and outs of amateur mycology... ive been pretty dilligent in my studies lately.... and it becomes obvious very quickly that a flow hood is invaluable...

    so the options are then build or buy...

    the em666 and stonesun (whered those guys go??) builds are very helpful and i lean towards those type of thoughts if i can't find one for a good deal...

    then i ran across this vacuum flow hood on instructables as well...

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Laminar-Flow-Hood/?ALLSTEPS

    and im just interested to hear some opinions from more knowledgeable members... not first choice but thought it was interesting nonetheless... can anyone point out advantages/disadvantages that may not be so obvious to the laminar lamen? :ape:
     
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    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    advantages: Your arms can move freely, Working in front of clean air,

    disadvantages: Hard to clean up prints that are dirty with molds.
     
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    so this vacuum version is nothing to copy then
     
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    Weill if you line it up with a proper hepa filter for laminar flow that fits the vacuum cleaners blowing specs, why wouldn't it work. Built in prefilter and all :)
    But idk if vacuum cleaner have cfm ratings on them Especially on the low function.
     
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    i appreciate the input... i saw this... it apprears the writer of the article did his homework... i was just curious if his design looked valid compared to other flow hood builds ive seen...
     
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    I really don't think it is. One thing lacking from his profile is any cultivated mushrooms. He instructabled something he hasn't managed to be successful at using
     
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    ah excellent point lol... i knew this would be a case of "if its worth doin its worth doin right...." so if building ill stick to teks by approved authors... or shell out the dough
     
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    You don't realy need a tek. You build a box the size of your filter, seal it, slap on a blower that is rated 250 cfm (at no resistance) for every square foot the filter is. Build a box over the blower that holds a prefilter, and your done. You can block some of the input with cardboard or 1/8" plywood, if you want to slow it down
     
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    alright... that sounds pretty straightforward... i def appreciate all the input... i didnt know what a flow hood was or why i would want one before reading here at mycotek honestly... and i used to believe things like agar were out of my realm as well.... my understandings are piecing together slowly but surely :) you all are a tremendous help... i cant wait until i have some decent content to share and something to give back to everyone
     
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