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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by NZL » Mon May 25, 2009 6:55 am

Looking good renesis!
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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Mon May 25, 2009 7:37 pm

Thanks guys! Hopefully it will be finished by this week. Plexiglass is being ordered tomorrow, pre-cut to size.

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by jkochuni » Mon May 25, 2009 10:59 pm

Your flow hood looks sharp. Great job! So far my flow hood seems to be worth the investment. ;)

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by cvlover » Wed May 27, 2009 3:13 pm

Good job; wonderful box. I will build one look like that for me. Concern: Is it easy to replace both filters?

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Wed May 27, 2009 3:44 pm

cvlover wrote:Good job; wonderful box. I will build one look like that for me. Concern: Is it easy to replace both filters?


Thanks!
Its very easy to replace the pre-filters, just the 4 screws on the top to open that panel. Getting to the HEPA can be done by removing the access panel directly above, and the frame in the front holding it in. Though, this shouldn't be necessary for many years. The HEPA is rated for 3 years of constant use- dependant on the pre-filters of course.

Plexiglass has been ordered, will be here on Friday!

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Wed May 27, 2009 4:00 pm

Okay, so a final tally on costs:

Pre-filter (pkg of 2) - 5.99 + tax
HEPA Filter- $90 + tax
Blower - $104 + $37.41 brokerage
Screws (pkg of 100) - 2.99 + tax
Plexiglass - $15
Wood - Free! (see first post)

Total taxes paid - $13.37

Grand total out of pocket expenses: $268.76

Only if my car parts were this cheap!

edit- forgot to add in the shipping cost of the blower, still a good total price though!

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by NZL » Wed May 27, 2009 4:36 pm

Yea that's a very sharp price renesis.
Although you have to admit you were lucky with the HEPA filter ;)
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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Wed May 27, 2009 9:51 pm

NZL wrote:Yea that's a very sharp price renesis.
Although you have to admit you were lucky with the HEPA filter ;)


Guilty as charged. :D

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Sat May 30, 2009 1:13 am

Got the plexiglass today, really nice thick piece - 1/4"

Unfortunately, due to a sloppy cut (I told you guys I'm not a wood guy!), it won't fit in too nicely on one side. So, I'm going to try to modify the wood by filing it down a bit on that side and hopefully I'll have the plexiglass installed tomorrow! Will post pics when its done.

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Matt » Sat May 30, 2009 4:16 am

That's exciting renesis! Can't wait for you to have it done and get some cultures going!
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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by NZL » Sat May 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Take some pics when you've used it :)
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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Sat May 30, 2009 8:08 pm

Finished the plexiglass install! Managed to shave off a bit of the wood without dis assembly to fit the plexiglass in. Then I siliconed it in, and the textbooks are there to keep the glass pushed down while the silicone cures.

Here it is:
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Thanks for playing! :)

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Sat May 30, 2009 8:09 pm

NZL wrote:Take some pics when you've used it :)


Will do! I've got to make up a batch of nutrient agar at work in the next week or two, so I plan on using a couple petri plates - one inside the hood, and one above it, expose them for say...30 minutes and see the difference.

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Steve_D » Sun May 31, 2009 12:17 am

That looks GREAT! What a neat laminar flow hood. Good work-- :P

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Adam » Sun May 31, 2009 6:11 am

That's really exciting to see this project getting completed. It gives us all a great tutorial on how to do all this!
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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