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HOW TO MAKE

CARDBOARD VENTILATION UNIT

This guide is part of:

HOW TO BUILD A IKEA EKET CONNECTED GROW BOX

Welcome to the website guide of the Eket V2 build video guide.
With two separate chambers this build can do continuous supply in a very small package.

This guide is done with a small and a big eket, but you could do it with two large ones to allow longer vegging, in this case you can do the second eket for vegging with just 2 panels instead of 4.

The normal power usage for this build is below 50w total, which means less than $5/month for veg (4) and $3/month in bloom (3).

The new cardboard compression chamber of the blower allows for a quieter build and makes the carbon filter setup much simpler.

(The attachements below are also downloadable throughout the guide)

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This is another "innovation" introduced in this build, previously we'd simply attach the blower to the back of the box, while relatively simple to do, it had a major problem: noise. Placing it inside helps a lot.

In this guide we'll show how to attach the blower inside the box, while taking as little space as possible 👌

What you'll need

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Craft knife scalpel BY Haice store

From amazon.de

Make precise cuts; avoid your fingers

  • Precision knives: precision caving knife with fine blade no. 11 for better cuts, very sharp blade

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50W Hot Glue Gun BY Tilswall

From amazon.co.uk

So anyway, I started blasting

Tilswall Hot Glue Gun - Ideal for wood, metal, plastic, card, paper, ceramics, fabric, glass, leathe

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#1

Take side of small eket box

done

It's now time to use the small eket carboard box you didn't destroy in step 1 ;)

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#2

Double side tape the 1st printed pattern

done

Print the pattern and use double sided tape to stick it on the cardboard piece.

SGL's secret recipe for double sided tape:
cut a small piece of regular tape and join the 2 ends leaving the sticky part on the outside; voilá DIY double sided tape xD

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#3

Cut through plain lines

done

Go ahead and cut through the plain lines.

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#4

Incise dashed lanes

done

DO NOT cut through dashed lines, only make an incision for easier bending.

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#5

Bend cardboard

done

Gently bend along the incised cuts

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#6

Tape cardboard in place

done

Tape everything in place to give it it's final form.

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#7

Take the other side of the leftover cardboard box

done

Time to make the second part of the ventilation unit; grab the other side of the small eket carboard.

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#8

Double side tape the 2nd pattern

done

You know the drill; hold everything in place with double sided tape.

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#9

Cut inner blue line

done

Cut the inner blue line.

Keep the strip to avoid reprinting the pattern later.

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#10

Cut out the circle shape

done

Cut out the circle which will be the exhaust of the unit & separate the carboard pieces.

Keep the pattern to avoid having to reprint it later.

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#11

Attach part 1 & 2 together

done

It's easier if you hold them in place with a small piece of tape first.

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#12

Seal the ventilation unit with aluminium tape

done

The final touch is sealing both parts together with aluminium tape.

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#13

Glue blower to cardboard

done

Gluing the blower to the cardboard is the last step; make sure it seals well all around.

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HOW TO INSTALL CARDBOARD VENTILATION UNIT

Ok, the ventilation unit is made; here's how to** install it and the carbon filter too!**

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