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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #111
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Worse than dust is cooking fumes.
Indeed, cooking grease doesn’t just ruin speakers, it’s an awful thing and worth investing in an effective extractor fan / fume hood. I had a larger than code diameter vent pipe installed along with a powerful vent hood (which apparently goes by the nickname ‘the lung’).
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They were for 7” Easttech drivers in Monsoon multimedia speakers.

Chris routed an approprite size circular cutout and they friction fit.

With a little epoxy, some neo magnets (we got ours from Lee Valley) and creativity one could probably magnetically attach them to a flat surface.

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This one need a good hose down.

I probably also have a few for the 9” Eastech.

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I agree 100% with that, Bigun, and already have plans to address it. Both my kitchen and main bathroom have zero ventilation. Well, the range hood has a fan but it just goes through a useless filter and then blows back into the kitchen.

I have already purchased the stuff I need to retrofit the bathroom extractor fan. It is one of my next projects. The kitchen; well, the plan is to eventually rip and replace the whole kitchen and I was planning to run ventilation then. I guess there is nothing stopping me from doing it sooner, though.

The problem with going too high CFM on these units is that they can create furnace backdraft issues if there isn't enough fresh air intake into the house. It's a balancing act.
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Thanks Dave. I'll mull it over. I've got several ideas bouncing around in my head and, as always, I'll overthink it to death and then perhaps do nothing again.
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The problem with going too high CFM on these units is that they can create furnace backdraft issues if there isn't enough fresh air intake into the house. It's a balancing act.
I know my gas fireplace, which is to code, has a separate air intake from outside the house; I think it’s called a balanced flue? but I don’t know about the furnace. Given my furnace room is some distance from my kitchen I think it gets enough air.

For the kitchen, the other key is installing a large enough vent hood at a low enough height. It will produce bloody dents in your forehead until you develop the muscle memory to avoid it of course.

This is what I use (with an 8” pipe instead of the 6” standard in most houses): Magic Lung(R) Whipser Quiet Blower System Technology — Vent-A-Hood(R)
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I'll check it out!
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