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DoubleJ8

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Bremerton, WA
I have some cut up pantyhose to use as a filter for my intake fans. My question is, which would impead airflow and LESS, pantyhose on the intake side or on the blow side? I figured it would be easier for the fan to suck the air through the filter than to blow it through the filter but I don't know for sure.
 

JimmyG

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Apr 21, 2001
Location
Michigan
I would recommend using loose fiberglass furnace filter material. You can get it at Home Depot for a few bucks. Place the filter on the intake side.
 

johan851

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Location
Seattle, WA
Loose fiberglass? Is that the same as the air conditioning stuff? Hmm...

Um...yeah, what part of Spokane do both of you guys live in? :)
 

Korndog

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Nov 30, 2002
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California
i had pantyhose on my old case, was a pain to clean and got dirty fast..
m antec case came with a washible filter, which rocks.
i don't know wahts it made of, but they sell it seperatly.
 
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DoubleJ8

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I used to live on 9th and Adams on the South Hill, then I moved to Browne's Addition, then I got the hell out of that P.O.S. town and moved to the west side of the state.
 

Korndog

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iLLestOne said:

filters do restrict airflow quite a bit.. as for noise, in my own experiance, it actually seems to damper the sound of a fan a bit.
in the long run it depends on how good ur fan is, and how well it preforms at higher static pressures.