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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Bud » Sun May 31, 2009 7:51 am

renesis wrote: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:

Thanks for playing! :)

VERY Nice!

sound fun & gets me thinkin, hmm , with all my other stuff going on, I think my wife will kill me if I start one of these up

Again very nice- best of luck with it.


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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by NZL » Sun May 31, 2009 11:26 am

Very nice renesis.

Are you planning on installing a UV light in the work area?

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by sativ » Sun May 31, 2009 10:43 pm

Hello ;)
I'm new on this forum. I have started TC about year ago. Laminar flow hood is a real miracle for work, stuff what you have bulilt completely yourself is real very good :D

I have for my own commercial laminar flow hood. It is relatively old, but it works very good. It also have got UV-light- very good thing. I can sterylise my containers only by putting them in hood, switching-on ventilator and UV-light, and after 20-30 minutes [in this time i'm preparing medium] i can pour medium into them [in the sterille-laminar-air are in the hood]. Boiling medium for 10 minutes in 100*C sterylises them completly. Doing my medias like that i don't have to sterylise medium again [when medium is autoclaved pH drops down about 0,5 point pH, and sugar, hormones and other labille chemicals slightly decomposes] what means less work.

If you can but UV-lights i really recommend to install them in flow-hood.

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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Adam » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:32 am

Thanks, Sativ!

I'm really going to have to start one soon!
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?


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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by Matt » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:58 pm

sativ wrote:Hello ;)
I'm new on this forum. I have started TC about year ago.

Hello and welcome to the forum! Nice LFH you have there. I really want to put one together one day.
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Re: Flow Hood - Build Thread

by renesis » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:09 pm

Thanks for all the comments!

NZL wrote:Very nice renesis.

Are you planning on installing a UV light in the work area?

No plans to install one as of yet. I will likely look into it in the future though. I don't think I can install it on the outside of the plexiglass as it would block UV I think?

Sativ, Thats a very nice setup! You also make some excellent points for the UV light.


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