New Exhaust For Your ~~Favorite~~ Cigar Smoker
Picked up one of these;
And these two to make it work;
My upstairs bedroom is my cigar room, as many of you know. There's a big window facing west and a door leading to a walk-in attic on the east side of the room. Up 'til now, for 8 months of the year when I can't just open the window and door because of cooler or rainy weather, I've opened the window and inserted a big piece of particle board that has a duct-booster fan mounted on it. It's better than nothing but is a mediocre solution at best; it's clunky and putting it up/taking it down after each smoke sucks; the fan was barely good enough for me, let alone a 2nd smoker; with winter winds prevailing out of the west the fan not only struggled in its fight with the wind, cold air would find cracks between the particle wood and the window frame.
So on to a better solution! This new fan will be mounted in the attic, and it's quiet! And having it at the end of an 8' flexible duct should eliminate any sound it does make. It also has 8 speeds and is controlled via a corded remote, so I can set it at 1 or 2 when it's just me, or higher when anyone joins me for football or a movie. I plan on snaking the remote control through the ducting, into the room, so the attic door can stay closed. It'll be so nice to simply hit the switch instead of messing with the board fan in the window!
I'll play around with where to bring in air into the room, whether it's cracking the window or from the stairwell/1st floor - might depend on the outside temperature. I'm thinking I may have to insulate the ductwork too, to avoid it getting wet inside when I'm blowing warm-ish air into a 0° attic. Hopefully, the roof's ridge vent and the soffit vents will allow enough air movement that moisture (not to mention, smoke) in the attic won't be an issue.