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 Post subject: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Can it be done?

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Layered
1. Case
2. two soft mounts
3. fan
4. two screws
5. grill

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am 
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ces wrote:
Layered
1. Case
2. two soft mounts
3. fan
4. two screws
5. grill

Is'nt that more interleaved? :P

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:42 am 
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well the main idea is to use 2 holes for one purpose and the other two holes for the other purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 am 
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Hi, I just realised what you're asking. Yes it works easily, use the short/case side of the soft screw through the grill and case so the grill is held tight to the case and the long fan side just in the fan as normal. There will be a spacer on the screw between the fan and case that ensures the soft mounting.

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Hope this helps, Seb

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:13 am 
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SebRad wrote:
Hi, I just realised what you're asking. Yes it works easily, use the short/case side of the soft screw through the grill and case so the grill is held tight to the case and the long fan side just in the fan as normal. There will be a spacer on the screw between the fan and case that ensures the soft mounting.

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Hope this helps, Seb

Thanks! I've envisioned something similar but where can I find such a soft screw?

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:09 am 
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markanini wrote:
Thanks! I've envisioned something similar but where can I find such a soft screw?

http://www.quietpc.com/au-en-aud/produc ... m03b-group


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:17 am 
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Hi, these are the ones I tend to use.
I also managed to find a load on eBay for a good price.
http://www.quietpc.com/se-se-eur/produc ... m02b-group
Seb

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:03 am 
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I used the blue "EAR" grommets and 6/32 screws to decouple an exhaust fan on this pc7, but must take care with the compression of the grommets.
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 Post subject: Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:20 am 
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Seems like the main source for Ear grommets doesn't ship to Europe.

However I stumbled upon this:
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EDIT: Doh! This was covered way back:http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=306284

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