Re: Bill Pentz Cyclone build
this is very interesting as I am finishing off the install of my unit. Right now, to get it in with enough clearance, I opted to bolt the motor up higher with the hanging bracket straddled between two roof rafters, and the motor part sticking above the ceiling line. This in itself poses several problems.
1. You can't see the motor at all as it is located above a finished roof.
2. There is blown in insulation all around the unit
I have planned to build a box wall to keep the blown in insulation away from the motor. This will consist of 1/4" plywood on 4 sides, and a styrofoam insulation lid ontop.
What I have not yet figured out is:
a. how much clearance space is needed around the motor for proper air circulation/cooling
b. with this being in the atic space, in the winter it can get very cold, and summer very hot. How will this effect the motor.
I could enlarge the opening around the mounting beams to allow air from the shop to have access to the motor, but that would defeat any sound muffling advantage in putting the motor above the ceiling level.
I will try posting on the clearvue forum and see what the minds that be out there think of it.
People are like a box of chocolates. It's hard to tell initially which ones are nuts.