Question Filter issue

Ramjet159

In Bloom
My brand new 8” Vivosun charcoal filter seems to be seriously lacking in suppressing the odour at week 5-6 of flower . That familiar smell on calm nights is creeping around my yard . It’s maybe only done 8 weeks work and my 8” Infinity fan is only on number 3 ? I did have excess moisture in the tent at stages . Wondering if this may be part of the issue
 

BH

Tha Dank Hoarder
What’s your rh In your room?

hopefully w/e u bought it wasn’t in a high humidity based place cause it def could kill the efficiently even if not ran while being sold. That’s a major con of carbon filters they retain your humidty and a good tip if your carbon filters are dieting before they are suppose to and ur Rh is above 55%, just inbetween runs or have a spare. Put the filter in the sun or a very dry room and it was remove the moisture and be able to work a few more runs.

did you make sure your intake (inline fan) is sufficient intake rating to be able to push it through the carbon? Put ur fingers on the side of the carbon and see if you can slightly feel it breathing into the filter?
 

Ramjet159

In Bloom
What’s your rh In your room?

hopefully w/e u bought it wasn’t in a high humidity based place cause it def could kill the efficiently even if not ran while being sold. That’s a major con of carbon filters they retain your humidty and a good tip if your carbon filters are dieting before they are suppose to and ur Rh is above 55%, just inbetween runs or have a spare. Put the filter in the sun or a very dry room and it was remove the moisture and be able to work a few more runs.

did you make sure your intake (inline fan) is sufficient intake rating to be able to push it through the carbon? Put ur fingers on the side of the carbon and see if you can slightly feel it breathing into the filter?
Yeah the math was fine to allow good airflow and RH was around 50% although having said that and the fact we are kind of still in warmer weather and I’m away half the time due to work when my wife does the watering I noticed excessive moisture on the tent floor from spillage etc which may have contributed while I was away maybe . I’m thinking when I get home again next week I’ll do as you suggested and place it outside in the sun for a day or two to let it breath and dispel any unwanted moisture
 

Ramjet159

In Bloom
Try replacing the wool sleeve ? Sometimes mine get very clogged . But if you lost pressure might be the end of the road for the filter .
Yeah I did remove the sleeve quickly before I had to return to work hoping it would improve it . The sleeve did look a bit discoloured . Might have to get wifey to hit it with a hairdryer if there is moisture in it . 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

Frimpong

🔥Freak.genetics🔥
Yeah I did remove the sleeve quickly before I had to return to work hoping it would improve it . The sleeve did look a bit discoloured . Might have to get wifey to hit it with a hairdryer if there is moisture in it . 🤷🏼‍♂️
Can wash it out. Luckily these things are pretty cheap though. The filters . Some just shit the bed faster than others.
 

Ramjet159

In Bloom
Yeah I’m learning quickly products don’t always deliver as you’d expect . Especially being it’s only a couple months old .
I didn’t have much time to deal with it so I took the lid off my liquid fertiliser drum in my backyard to try and sort of disguise the odour abit . It’s loaded with fish guts and other goodies . Every dog in the neighbourhood will be casing my block looking for that super brew to roll in .
My neighbours are gonna love me lol.
 

Frimpong

🔥Freak.genetics🔥
Yeah I’m learning quickly products don’t always deliver as you’d expect . Especially being it’s only a couple months old .
I didn’t have much time to deal with it so I took the lid off my liquid fertiliser drum in my backyard to try and sort of disguise the odour abit . It’s loaded with fish guts and other goodies . Every dog in the neighbourhood will be casing my block looking for that super brew to roll in .
My neighbours are gonna love me lol.
That's hilarious, I always have an extra in case . Smell was a huge factor for me getting started so I knew to have a backup
 
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