[Lab] Laser Update
darcy at siteware.com
Sun Jun 2 21:36:38 EDT 2013
For my laser I just took a pipe, a blower Michael Grant gave me and I made
an acrylic plate to mount in the nearest window. I can take it on and off
the window in a few seconds whenever I want.
I'm not sure what's involved with the lab laser since I don't know where
it's being installed. I've not seen a picture or a location.
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On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Andrew Post <AndrewPost at andrewpost.ca>wrote:
> Hi Lab Awesome People,
> To move venting forward,
> Do you have permission from the landowner? Typically installation would be
> through a wall. Google map shows the building with a thick stone exterior.
> A mason would take a few hours to properly install a louver, which would be
> Do you have a budget for this installation? Exceedingly rough,
> $600 - Mech Eng to verify building airflow
> $600 - Mason, wall penetration
> $600 - HVAC installer's time
> $250 - painted louver (not including HVAC installer markup)
> $150 - snap lock pipe, reducers, elbows, screws (not including HVAC
> installer markup)
> Pieces required are available from HVAC suppliers in Ottawa;
> EH Price - Louvers
> Noble Trade (bought Don Park) - Piping, elbows, screws
> For the very near term it could be vented out a window. It doesn't look as
> nice, however it may become the only option if the landowner does not
> approve cutting the stone.
> I can help install the inside HVAC, and advise wall penetration but not
> complete it. If anyone is interested in the fan I picked up, I would love
> to drop it off.
> Andrew Post
> Mechanical Engineering Student
> (613) 608 - 2556
> On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM, Lisa Mibach <heritage1 at sympatico.ca>wrote:
>> Thanks for this Andrew,
>> I think a professional should be involved in the installation-lots of
>> hazards, lots of liability…
>> Lisa Mibach
>> From: Andrew Post <AndrewPost at AndrewPost.ca>
>> Date: Monday, May 27, 2013 11:13 AM
>> To: Matthew Bells <matt at mbells.ca>
>> Cc: Modlab <lab at artengine.ca>, <jweisberg at sympatico.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [Lab] Laser Update
>> Hello all,
>> I'm Andrew, an undergrad Mechanical Engineering student at Carleton. I'm
>> new and haven't visited the lab yet. A few ideas and comments after a few
>> summers of HVAC installation.
>> - I picked an 8" inline fan during the Glebe garage sale. ~$350MSRP for
>> $20 used, ~580 cubic feet per minute. Elicent AXC 200B Data sheet here:
>> - Most fan types will work for venting the laser. Shorter duct runs, with
>> higher radius turns are preferred.
>> - Use aluminum foil tape to seal the joints (surfaces need to be fairly
>> clean), available at hardware stores. Duct tape disintegrates after a few
>> months. Alternately a more permanent seal can be created with duct sealer,
>> (borrow from an HVAC guy, see http://www.ductmate.com/product.aspx?id=23
>> I can help build a hood if the laser doesn't have a build in air
>> collection system.
>> Andrew Post
>> Mechanical Engineering Student
>> (613) 608 - 2556
>> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM, Matthew Bells <matt at mbells.ca> wrote:
>>> One of the important things that kwartzlab learned is the blower should
>>> go at the exhaust end of the pipe… if you put is near the laser, it will
>>> pressurize a leaky pipe with noxious fumes.****
>>> ** **
>>> Also, you probably want a blower if you don’t already have one to make
>>> sure the lenses don’t get buildup of smoke residue.****
>>> ** **
>>> -Matt ****
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