Grab the two main parts for this step, a big bucket and your blower.
First thing is to put the blower at the center of the big bucket’s bottom as a reference.
Flip the blower upside-down.
And get the sealing gasket.
Apply the sealing gasket around the edge of the blower’s intake.
Cut the sealing gasket at right size, better to have a little overlap than discontinuity.
Try to get them as close as possible, use some cyano glue if you feel like it’s now gonna stay in place.
Avoid hot glue, as it will create a solid blob, and transmit all vibrations to the bucket :(
You should end with something like this.
Place the blower back, and get a mark of the sealing gasket’s contours.
We got lucky, it was the same shape as the smallest circle of our bucket.
If it’s not the case for your bucket, mark it with a pen.
If you need to, use a piece of sealing gasket or anything to get a reference length.
And report to the bucket.
Now that we know the diameter of our blower intake, we’ll drill holes to let the air through.
You should end up with enough holes, or the blower will consume a lot of power trying to suck the air from the inside of the bucket.
Alternative method : if you’re good at using a drill, is to remove the whole hole, using the drill like a CNC.
Test, it should cover all holes, if you see holes that are not covered, glue them, or put tape on them.
Now we want the blower to be firmly (not too much) pressed against the bucket. It should not allow air leaks, or the pressure made by the blower will not be enough to pull hot air and smells through the carbon filter.
If needed, get yourself helped by buddy.
Place another piece of tape to securize the first one’s position, don’t worry if it does not stay in place well, we’ll fix that in the next steps.
We want to securize the tape we put in the previous steps. We’ll do that with zip ties, so we’ll drill little holes where the pieces of tape cross, like in the following video.
Try to put them clothest to the tape as possible.
Now put the zip tie through the bottom of the bucket, and tight it firmly.
It should make the piece of tape stretched.
Do it on both sides.
Do it. Zip that tight. Oooo yeah.
Here we are, we now got a perfectly working silent blower.