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Installing the Cannabis Grower's Favorite Vent Using a Perfect Fit Frame on a Shipping Container.

I'm Channing McCorristion, The Container Guy. With me today here is Wild Bill Will. We are going to install this AC Infinity T10 exhaust vent in the side of a shipping container. They have a great what they call an eco system. These very intuitive controllers, they allow you to understand and download the temperature and humidity inside your container.

They do a lot with cannabis growth and they're closely related to how shipping containers are a non insulated container where you want the inside of that unit to be at different temperature humidity than what it is on the outside. So it very closely aligns with ventilating shipping containers, what they're working on, and therefore their products work great for ventilating shipping containers.

In this video, we're going to throw this in real quick, give you guys a tutorial on it and maybe show off some of the advanced features that these fans put out for a fairly low cost. So to start off, we'll talk about this exhaust fan here. These things are a great DC powered motor. They're super efficient and they pump out quite a bit of volume. They come in 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch and 16 inch sizes. We like the ten inch because corrugations are 11 inches on standard, so this one fits very nicely in just two corrugations.

With these things they have 631 cfm and so for the amount of cfm or cubic feet that's inside of a 20 foot, this thing it'll exchange the air about every 2 minutes which is crazy. That's a lot of power there. But one thing also to note is that these need to be coupled with intake dampers and so we have two ten inch intake dampers for one of these ten inch exhaust and that seems to balance the airflow quite perfectly.

Another thing to talk about is these controllers, these things are very intuitive. They have Bluetooth connectivity and the newest ones are also Wi-Fi capable. But even if you only get the Bluetooth controller, these things are constantly data farming the environment inside this container. So it'll give you updates whether you walk by it on your phone or you just check the app on the Wi-Fi operations the entire time inside your shipping container. You can understand what the humidity is and what the temperature is and then set high and low parameters of when this thing actually turns on, exhausting the air and balancing the environment inside the cap so that there is the tour of the product.


It's why we selected it rather than just the regular exhaust fans that you get. You know, if your local what would you call them, princess autos? I don't know, let's say their brand, but that's what we we're using prior to this. But we love these things and we'll never go back. So Container Modification World has a frame specifically built for the T10 exhaust vent. This is it here. We made a few changes to it, but these things are kind of special compared to our other main frames. Definitely install half and half and so the outside portion of it installs from the outside. Then what William's got there in his hand is the inside portion of this, and that will actually slide through. It gives drip edges on the top and bottom to stop water from coming around and trying to get it to your container.

So we'll get William to throw this and we'll let you guys watch that and we'll connect the frame from the inside. Then lastly, throw this exhaust fan in here and to show you what it looks like when it's all buttoned up.


I'll jump inside and I'll slide this frame through the wall. Now this you'll notice in the interior part of the frame. It's got the M6 riv nuts on it. That allows the included hardware that can then be utilized to install the metal to just sit inside here. One thing that's been changed on this interior frame is that there's flanges on the side, top and bottom. That allows us when we're framing and insulating containers, something to trim off too. This is just something the guys in the shop have requested and the engineers have changed. So this thing's pretty down and now just on to the front end.

I think in general, what we'll have to do is now that this frame is in on the side these rivets here would get in the way. And so they're not assembled ahead of time. We played it through the rough opening you know, we'll able to seal it off on the bottom and pull up and the outside portion of this, and when it's done, we'll just jump in and show you how we mount. Yeah, what we've done you might notice, the audio is a little bit better here now, rookie mistake. I forgot to turn my mic on, so hopefully the rest of this video or the previous part of it salvageable, but we'll get back out here.

So now that we've jumped inside the container to see this frame, there's six more rivets that we need to put in. So I'll throw them in right now. And so yeah, a lot of finger alignment issues, you know, that's how it looks, man. So we'll grab that and throw her in. So this thing's deadly. Now with these flanges that I was talking about earlier, we're able to use our steel stud brackets. We can run studs down both sides of this, and then ones across and then take just some valve angle and trim that after interior wall coverings on. So that works great.

The controllers here, They're magnetic, so you wouldn't want to transport them that way. But we can also just self tap into this top tubing to hang that there and will hold it during transport and kind of keep it up and out of the way so nobody wrecks this beautiful piece of equipment. Then the one cord that isn't there, is still in the box. It's got a temperature and humidity sensor and so that you could maybe put in the middle of your container. Some people a lot of times with electrical, they'll loop it through their rings. But yeah, if you maybe got that into a centralized location just to check the the climate in here and then then turn this thing on when it needs to to run.

One other thing, typically, containers are wired and we have electrical in here and the place to plug this in. But in this instance, there's no other wiring going in this can and the only way to really get power is someone would have to run this cord through the door seal. I hate that. And so what we do have, it's actually like a little dongle for plugging in like your block heater or for a camper. So they're you just drill a two inch hole, run that through and then you can plug this in on the inside and then run a it's a male receptacle on the outside for an extension cord. So we should actually get that installed here.

So just a final thought on the outside here. This is it all buttoned up, you know, a simple product, but a very, very useful, valuable product especially it serves it's purpose very well. One thing to know about the placement of this vent, is it's right next to the doors. I always strongly advise customers not to install things within the first four feet, because your door swings around and it can hit this with the door lock. It actually does collide up here with the the raindrop portion of this frame, and so now what we have to do, is install something somewhere else, on a corner to avoid that from swinging around in the wind and actually damaging this frame. But this customer is adamant that this is where this goes. It does make sense to mount this here, given that a roll up door is on the end wall, and the intakes through the brush seal. So it makes sense where it goes. But now we just have it a little bit extra work.

But just for yourself, if you're ever doing a modification to a container or you're planning out a container home or something, don't put your vent or your walk in door or a window within the first four feet of the shipping container doors if you plan on keeping them usable, because yeah, you're either going to block your window when the doors are open or you're going to swing the doors around and smack the door handle on your door. So a very important tip there on the planning stages of your mod project.

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