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Old 12-04-2006, 04:32 AM   #11
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They're 80mm fans.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:26 PM   #12
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Those fans are probably spinning fast enough that any bug unlucky enough to venture through would be met with nothing but pain, devastation, and heartache...

But I guess you mean for when they ain't a'blowin...

How about a louver type of cover like they have for the outside of a dryer vent on your house? They only open when its blowing, and you may be able to fab something up that is only 1/2" to fit inside the canopy, like this:
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:42 AM   #13
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Hmm... not a bad idea. Thx.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:15 PM   #14
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well, those are usually more of the exhaust type. That can only be placed on the inside of the canopy because you said they were blowing inwards. or, you could cover up the back of the thing, and leave a small square for the louver thingy, that might work... but junk could still go in through the fans.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:50 PM   #15
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I was only suggesting that to keep things out when the fans are not being used. They would have to be mounted inside because they only work when they are being "blown"... Thats why I I said they should be half inch slats/fins so they fit inside the canopy. You would still need a filter of some kind to filter the dust. How about cutting blocks off a cut to size air conditioning return filter? They would be **** near held in place by the suction of the fan itself.
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Sounds a bit dodgy.. I'd prefer to actually mount it than rely on physics to hold it there!!
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If you relied on physics to hold it there, maybe the next day, the filter will be stuck on the fan, the blades stopped, and a bunch of torn up filter remains inside the canopy. If you want to use a filter for the intake, get a grille of some sort first.
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:35 AM   #18
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You guys are funny, taking things awfully literally :P ... I was implying that the filter material is so light, that you would not need much fabrication to hold it in place... just a "lip" of some sort... It's obvious that when the fans shut off the material would fall off if not held in place mechanically.

Flanque, I have to ask is that your dog in the avatar?
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Indeed. Had to put him down a year ago.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:11 PM   #20
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SO sorry... He is a handsome little guy! Did he have a personality to match that face?

Back on the thread, what did you figure out for a box to cover the wires?
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