[Darkroom] Construction update #2

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 01:38:36 PDT 2010


Ah - pimp! I'll see if I can find some foil tape at Lowe's tomorrow. I knew
there was something better than duct tape. Kelly - give me a ring and I can
bring you up to speed on where I'm at and maybe how we should divide work. I
don't think I'll be able to make it by NB in any kind of a sober state
before Saturday.

Sean

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:33 AM, Jasmine Strong
<jasmine at electronpusher.org>wrote:

>
> Have you considered foil tape?  It's definitely, totally, completely light
> tight.
>
> -J.
>
> On 4 Jun 2010, at 00:56, Kelly wrote:
>
> > Sounds awesome! Thanks Sean! I'll be by NB on Sat to work on stuff. We
> > should check in before then so I can coordinate with what you're
> > working on. We'll probably want to use some combination of opaque
> > caulk, paint, and gaff tape to re-light-seal around the vent. Duct
> > tape is definitely the right choice for, well, ducts, but it often
> > isn't light-tight anymore as it starts to dry. We've been using
> > guaranteed light-tight substances just to be safe. It's really
> > annoying when a room becomes gradually and subtly less light-tight.
> >
> > As far as the bathroom, I generally check with Zedd or Scott. We
> > should chat them up this weekend.
> >
> > -K
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 01:14, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> 'Evening campers!
> >>
> >> So, the fan is tied into the darkroom really nicely right now. The fan
> is
> >> firmly attached through a 4" flexible dryer hose through an angled
> adapter
> >> on the ceiling which then connects into a series of 6" hoses. As of now,
> >> there are 2x 8' lengths connected (2 more 8' lengths are available, and
> that
> >> should be all we need. I'm missing 1 6" duct connector...must have
> forgotten
> >> to buy it). Right now, light sealing is decent - in fact, it may be good
> >> enough, but I'll leave that for the group to decide. There is a little
> bit
> >> of leaking around the adapter on the roof, but this can definitely be
> fixed
> >> by layering over my duct taped leak points with some more duct tape. I
> left
> >> the rest of my roll on top of the roof in case anyone gets inspired and
> >> wants to make it perfect before I get to it next. I tested the fan, and
> it
> >> blows super hard and doesn't have any leaks through the run of the vent
> >> path...win!
> >>
> >> Before completing the run of the 6" dryer hose to the window by the
> >> bathroom, I wanted to talk to the cool kid who is working on the room
> next
> >> door to make sure I don't drop the vent path right in his way. Can
> anyone
> >> let me know who it is? Also, which outlet does the "vent" switch connect
> to?
> >>
> >> As I was walking home, I realized that it would also probably be a good
> idea
> >> to bolt the fan to the shelf in the darkroom so we don't accidentally
> rip
> >> the dryer hose if the fan gets knocked around a little bit. A clamp is
> >> already on the side of the fan to make this happen - I just forgot to do
> it
> >> before I left tonite. I updated the wiki as well to show construction
> >> progress...yay! (https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Darkroom)
> >>
> >> The next step is going to be to install an intake for the fan. I think
> Ben
> >> mentioned the plan was to have 2 non-concentric holes in a wall to
> prevent
> >> light from getting through. We'd put a dust filter on the inner hole to
> >> prevent crap from outside blowing in. I was thinking it probably makes
> the
> >> most sense to put the holes in the wall with the enlarger and whatnot in
> >> front of it. I've still got a jigsaw, but won't be able to make it to
> the
> >> rehab hootenanny on Saturday. Sound good? If so, I can probably get this
> >> done next week. If someone wants to do it earlier, let me know and I can
> >> loan you the tools.
> >>
> >> BTW, I actually used duct tape today to tape some ducts for the first
> time
> >> ever......craaaaaaaaazy!
> >> Sean
> >>
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