Ive had my carbon filter for about 7 years but only used it about20 months worth of growing...wondering when ill be expected to get a new one or get my current one refilled.
I have the same one for my 4x4. Works great. Been using it for about 2 years now with no problems.
I wanted one bigger than I needed so it would last a long time and the guy at the hydro store had what I think is a good tip. Wrap the bottom half in Saran wrap and when you can start to smell it outside wrap the top half and unwrap the bottom. Like having 2 smaller ones. I just run my exhaust fan at half speed so theoretically only pulling around 200cfm and half that one is good for 300. With the larger capacity the air moves slower thru the carbon and traps more stink.I have the same one for my 4x4. Works great. Been using it for about 2 years now with no problems.
Got 3 old ones in the garage. Gonna try this.Honest thoughts from a long time user and still same screens and interior filter.
It depends on your air quality. I use filter sleeves. Launder every 30 days. Have a spare to save your filter and fan. One full run and I remove my filter. Rinse with water. Tap hard but gentle enough on each end. Rinse for longer than I think needed. Then Blow dry with compressed air with an oil separator. Don't use a fischer price compressor. Air lube is toxic. Set in hot sun or a day and flip before repeating next day. Tap on both ends on a pad fairly hard and actually better than new.
Sounds good. Yeah a lot of people are talking about losing smell protection. My filters literally clog so bad over time I can't move any air through them. I extract way more air than I have to though. Something like 250 cfm in a 3x3.Good replacement media is cheap in the aquarium aisle if you need it and can operate a cordless drill/driver. Hit me up. I'm a cheap bastard with too much info. LOL.
Was gonna post a crazy 3 week sleeve. Too many files. Crazy resin GG Faux. But only 3 weeks. I order sleeves by the 12 pack from Chiwan. LOL. Good for two washings at best. But like $2.Buy them with pre-filter
You won't regret it
Two machine washes and no stink for 2 years regardless what ya do