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PostSubject: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:23 pm

Some know that I breed rats indoors in a cabinet style setup. I have a much smaller fan in there now that does a great job but requires much more cleaning. I picked this up and will be installing it soon. It pulls 50cfm at only 20w, which will cycle my rat rack completely every minute and a half. It's a hundred times quieter than my old one too!

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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:52 pm

Congrats on the new upgrade Nick!
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:00 pm

Nice one
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks! I'm hoping to get it in Thursday and have some kind of filtration system figured out by then.
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 pm

thats great Nick. I told Miles he should get you over here sometime so you can see our set up since we've seen yours. He is in the process of getting his and my dad together to do a build out of the garage to expand the reptile room.
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:18 pm

Very Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:03 pm

Where are pics of your set up nick? I know i saw them in a post awhile back. We have to do a new build out for rodents here soon, was looking for ideas. Im assuming its working out well for you?
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:02 am

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Where are pics of your set up nick? I know i saw them in a post awhile back. We have to do a new build out for rodents here soon, was looking for ideas. Im assuming its working out well for you?

Im curious as to what your set up is too Nick. I currently have about 500+ breeder females and another 300+ females in grow up racks. Maybe seeing your set up will spark some ideas in my head as far as racks, venting, space, or anything else.

Lets see some pictures! smb2585 
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:59 am

Now I know why my van is so creating hot all of a sudden.. Was wondering why no air came when I cranked the fan on max.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:46 am

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thats great Nick.  I told Miles he should get you over here sometime so you can see our set up since we've seen yours. He is in the process of getting his and my dad together to do a build out of the garage to expand the reptile room.

Just let me know when, I'd be glad to come out Smile

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Where are pics of your set up nick? I know i saw them in a post awhile back. We have to do a new build out for rodents here soon, was looking for ideas. Im assuming its working out well for you?

I looked yesterday and didn't have any on hand. I'll take some more soon.

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Now I know why my van is so creating hot all of a sudden.. Was wondering why no air came when I cranked the fan on max.. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:04 pm

Here's a video from last year after I finished it. We are installing the new fan in a bit and I'll update the video.

https://youtu.be/_FONoGI5A4E
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:55 pm

I got the fan installed. Don't mind the tape job. The old hose is the wrong size and I need to swap it out with something smaller. Also have to come up with an idea for a filter support.





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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:35 pm

Do you have running constantly? How is the odor outside of the cabinet? What about when you open it? I had a larger scale set up but may be down sizing for a bit, was thinking of something like this
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:30 pm

I haven't had much time with the new setup but there wasn't really a smell with the old ventilation setup.  Some people were surprised to learn there were rodents in the room.  The smell does get out when the doors are open but I change the litter very frequently since its only 14 tubs.

I've always ran it 24/7. When I cycled it, you could tell a difference in the room.
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PostSubject: Re: Nice upgrade for the rat cabinet   Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:01 am

Ill have to give it a shot and see how it turns out
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