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For those who have built their projector eclosed (3 sides, front is open) how much space did you leave for airflow? I am going to build it in my soffit and want to make sure I have enough airflow. My PJ is Epson 8100.
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Ideally you should have a way to pull air THROUGH the enclosure.

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I am going to vent through the rear of the enclosure.
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I am going to vent through the rear of the enclosure.

OK, but ideally you need to understand how the airflow through your projector will work. The Panny 3X and 4X pull from back to front (exhaust is in the front), while some of the JVC models pull and exhaust from the bottom and side.

The take away here is to understand the airflow through your projector and design around it.

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OK, but ideally you need to understand how the airflow through your projector will work. The Panny 3X and 4X pull from back to front (exhaust is in the front), while some of the JVC models pull and exhaust from the bottom and side.

The take away here is to understand the airflow through your projector and design around it.

Right. I am going to have a vent in the rear of the enclosure so the PJ can pull air from this vent. I was wondering how much space around the projector is needed for airflow. I was thinking 2-3".
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Right. I am going to have a vent in the rear of the enclosure so the PJ can pull air from this vent. I was wondering how much space around the projector is needed for airflow. I was thinking 2-3".

Your projector pulls air from the rear and exhausts in the front. I'd leave 4-5 inches in the rear, and 2-3 on each side. I'd also leave 4-5 on the top (if not more). You may even want to drop a small powered fan in the back of the enclosure to help push air through the unit.

Good luck and post some photos as you go along to help those behind you.

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Read this article I just found for more information on projector heat
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