[Darkroom] Construction update #2

Jasmine Strong jasmine at electronpusher.org
Fri Jun 4 08:33:44 UTC 2010

Have you considered foil tape?  It's definitely, totally, completely light tight.


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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