I’m in the process of designing out a stealth cabinet and tweaking out the details. This is still just a tentative plan. Mostly just working out the details of what it would cost. Hopefully this all pans out and I’ll be building it in a month. I’m in a prohibition state, so stealth is the top priority. It will be roughly 2ft x 3ft x 6ft (interior dimensions), and I’ll be using it for full runs.
The main issue I’m having trouble with is the fan/carbon scrubber. I’m planning on going with a Cloudline, but I’m not sure if I should go with the 4 inch or the 6 inch. Smell and sound are my two biggest factors, so it needs to be able to be quiet while at the same time utilizing a carbon filter. I’m not too worried about temps. I’ll be using bridgelux strips in a room that never gets above 75. I believe I will have to modify my plans to accommodate the 6 inch (dont think the box would be wide enough). If the 4 inch will be quiet and efficient enough, I’d rather do that.
The second issue I’m having is the exhaust. I was considering using black PVC and a 90 to exhaust out the top. I have two hangups here. First, will the black PVC be adequate light proofing? Second, will using smooth pipe reduce sound significantly enough to warrant it?
Rough sketch below: