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[Urgent] Looking for a Silent Exhaust fan for Smoke in Home Cinema Room

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a extractor fan/exhaust system to put in my home cinema living room.

Please could you recommend any products or services you are aware of?

It needs to be:
- Silent (because its in home cinema room).
- Wall mounted (I have alleyway on other side of wall).
- Powerful (needs to be able to clear the room of smoke).

We tend to smoke some Shisha/Hookah while watching movies etc.. and the room has no ventilation apart from a Airconditioner. Because of this its gets awfully cloudy and smoky in the room. In the past it because of the smoke it and air ventilation i have had problems in my projectors that have got worse in picture quality over time.

In case you don't know Shisha smoke is different from Cigerette smoke, it is actually much lighter where as cigarette smoke is quite heavy. However, because you smoke shisha over a period of 1-2 hours, a lot of light smoke builds up in the room.

Hence, i am looking to fix this problem with an exhaust fan.

Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks.
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http://www.panasonic.com/business/bu...r-recessed.asp

Panasonic makes some of the quietest vent fans available. Some folks have used here to vent their equipment closets. The one linked above actually looks like a recessed light if you happen to have those.

Otherwise go with a ceiling unit and paint the cover to match your ceiling if it's anything other than white.
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http://www.panasonic.com/business/bu...r-recessed.asp

Panasonic makes some of the quietest vent fans available. Some folks have used here to vent their equipment closets. The one linked above actually looks like a recessed light if you happen to have those.

Otherwise go with a ceiling unit and paint the cover to match your ceiling if it's anything other than white.
Thanks i wonder if it will work good with clearing smoke? Ive emailed them anyway and awaiting a response.

My only real option is to get it wall mounted and out the back wall to the alleyway. Also i have a medium sized room.
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Just had a vision of a bunch of youths standing around in your alleyway enjoying the leftovers. but then I also had a flashback to the 70s Cow Palace in San Francisco, Cream was playing and I was sitting in one of the top rows. Hooka Smooka, It was Maui Wowie 2nd hand.
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I swear I never did haShisha from a hookah. Hmmm, did I?... Cream was awesome without it, love Eric Clapton. Thanks for the memory, Big.

Nads - If you have an open space on the back wall, you could build a well-insulated dead vent with a high on the wall exit from the room and several bends in the duct work, then attach the end to an exhaust fan. You could even vent to outside for better results. Something as simple as a dryer vent fan from Menards would work fine. Variable speed switch with a remote power on and you're set - silent and effective.

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In order for the exhaust fan to be effective there must be a source of clean(er) air. Can't suck out the smoke if the room is sealed.
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In order for the exhaust fan to be effective there must be a source of clean(er) air. Can't suck out the smoke if the room is sealed.
Generally cleaner air is coming from the AC!
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http://www.build.com/panasonic-fv-10...FQemaQodJooAiA

Smoke or not its an exhaust fan period. All fans will eventually need cleaned do to smoke residue build up. This isn't that complicated unless you want to put in a professional Bar/Grill system. Your local Lowes/Utility store will have these smaller units.

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