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Old January 9, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Hey HWC, I'm just wondering if there's any sort of material that comes in a roll or big sheet that is able to filter dust. I really don't want to buy those 120mm fan dust filters because they are always overpriced. I'd rather get a big sheet and cut out my own, which is useful, especially since I have nonstandard fan sizes.

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Old January 9, 2010, 01:58 PM
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You can buy sheets of cheese cloth in bulk... That's what I line all my fans with and it works really well! The only issue is you have to change about once every 2 weeks. (or more if depending on circumstances... ie do smoke near your rig, how old and dusty you place is, are you near and open window ect.)
But for sure cheesecloth is a good way to go
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Old January 9, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Many folks use pantyhose.
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Old January 9, 2010, 02:00 PM
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you don't buy it, you take it in the drawer of your , wife, GF, or mother....the nylon thing thy put in their leg.... what is the name in english ?
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Old January 9, 2010, 02:16 PM
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just go and buy a big roll of dust filter stuff from home depot or home hardware. just ask for the stuff that they use for dust filters on your house vents they will work great and come in varied thickness so you can pick the one's you like
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Old January 9, 2010, 02:22 PM
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+1 for pantyhose. They actually work incredibly well. And the already come in 'tube' format so you can just stretch it around your fan, cut it to length, tie it off, and voila! There's plenty of videos on youtube showing how to do it.
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Old January 9, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Wow great solution. I would have never thought of that. Perhaps I will try this, but how restrictive is it? I don't want to sacrifice substantial amounts of CFM.
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Old January 9, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Given how popular it is, I'd say it's fairly good. Although I've personally never tested the air flow of the fans before and after. But I certainly haven't noticed a big difference in air volume on the fans I've tried it with. But the key is to get the material stretched quite taught over the fan.
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YouTube - DustX Computer Dust Solutions Inc. Animation Video! sticky dust sheats
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Old January 9, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Many folks use pantyhose.
Do you use Perineum's Mom's chris, i mean you probably have enough laying around
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