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Once the vent locations are determined, mark the port openings as per the cut-out instructions for both the Exhaust and the Intake. For step-by-step walkthrough, read the full details below.
- Once the vent locations are determined, mark the port openings as per the cut-out instructions for both the Exhaust and the Intake, as below.
2. Cut the rectangle holes, clean off filings
3. Prep the mounting surfaces with the abrasive sanding block now provided. Clean thoroughly and apply rubbing alcohol (IPA) diluted by 50% water. Dry with a clean rag.
5. Press well to make sure initial contact is made. Cure is secure at 40% (after 20 minutes). The “Exhaust Driver” has two parts, port then cover. Intake has one part. The 3M tape takes about 24 hours to cure completely.
6. The 3M brand commercial grade tape has outstanding adhesion properties and provides an excellent weather seal. To compensate for container imperfections, an exterior sealant is still required for the top of the intake and the top and bottom of the adapter plates (if required). For the extra minute it takes, we suggest applying a bead of sealant around the outer edges of all the vents and parts.
You are done…Simple as that!
Note: There are literally hundreds of sealants in small, individual tubes available at all Hardware/Home Improvement stores across the country. We recommend asking their sales associates which ones they would recommend for a small, one time application such as ours.
The goal is to maximize the conditions of the container location, it’s size and how it’s positioned regarding wind direction, wind obstacles and sun / shade. To allow for these variables we have products specifically designed to fit the contours of different walls. For considerations, intake, vent quantity, and notes, read the full details below.
Let us help you get the best performance – Determine your vent placement here >>.
Planning My Container Vent Locations
Vent Options: The goal is to maximize the conditions of the container location, it’s size and how it’s positioned regarding wind direction, wind obstacles and sun / shade. To allow for these variables we have products specifically designed to fit the contours of different walls. The “Wall Exhaust” pictured will automatically fit the flush surface of the doors but can also be installed on side or end walls using the appropriate adapter plate. “Intake” vents are automatically contoured to fit the individual side and end wall corrugation.
See “Vent Placement” for designing the optimum ventilation system.
- Spend time on site to determine what end gets more wind.
- Gusts, turbulence, unnoticeable winds, and thermals actually help to enhance ventilation performance.
- If the local wind is unpredictable (rare) with no one direction; or if the conex is often relocated, an Exhaust at each end might be required. See “Low Winds and Air Exchange Tables.”
- General rule: A 20 ft conex should do ok with 1 Exhaust/1 Intake. 40 ft. 2 Exhaust/2 intake. See the above link to determine. In hot and humid climates 2 exhaust and 2 intake vents have provided the greatest on site performance for 40′ and high cube units.
Regardless how many of the small stock rectangular vents (See “Stock Vents and Comparisons”) are presently on the walls, a proper intake will be required at the opposite end of the Exhaust. This will allow air to be “PULLED’ by the exhaust driver throughout the entire container. One intake can feed 1 Exhaust vent. If possible mount the intake on the shady side. Side walls are a different profile than rear walls, note the screen shapes provided here.
Determine Vent Quantity
A 40 foot container needs more ventilation than a 20 footer. The formula works based on how many air exchanges can be completed each day. See “Low Winds and Air Exchange Tables”.
Keeping a large metal box condensation free without power is not always simple as some locations are tougher than others. For the best performance with our product, download our free guide, “8 Steps to a Dry Container,” and implement whatever is possible.
We want success for all our customers, so please review all the links listed above to ensure all the variables have been considered when designing your ventilation system and we welcome your call if you have questions.
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Keizer, OR 97307
A portion of your order total will be donated to charity and does not increase your product cost. 2021 charities are: Saint Jude's Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Wounded Warriors project, and The Gary Sinese foundation (Veterans).