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How can I zip tie a fan to the TRUE? The clips are annoying.
Edited by redsox83381 - 5/25/08 at 4:24pm
    
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I use four zip ties to make a square to mount my fans around my true.
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Just get some long zip ties and tie them together to make as long of a zip tie as you need.

Here's my TRUE mounted with two fans using zip ties.

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I love it.

I threw the wire clips in the trash.

    
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I attached the clips to the TRUE then zipped the fan to the clips. The clips themselves are fine to me - getting them to stay on the fan, not so fine.
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Originally Posted by bowman View Post
I attached the clips to the TRUE then zipped the fan to the clips. The clips themselves are fine to me - getting them to stay on the fan, not so fine.

pic's i wanna see that.


By the way the TRUE is onsale for $49.99 at directron.com
http://directron.com/u120e.html
Edited by mothow - 5/25/08 at 4:46pm
    
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I took a VERY small wooden dowel and put it though the screw holes of the fans and pushed it though the H/S. I have the IFX-14 with a fan in the center and front and hate those clips. Now to take the fans off is just pull out the dowels
Edited by Mad Bomber - 5/26/08 at 4:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mothow View Post
pic's i wanna see that.


By the way the TRUE is onsale for $49.99 at directron.com
http://directron.com/u120e.html
The fan has ridges and bulges in various places so that the clips will snap off if held by their own force. They'd stay if I put them on gently and didn't look at them for too long, but when I tried to install it they'd snap off and give me mild cases of hysteria after enough tries.. If helped by zip ties, on the other hand:

http://www.isarapix.org/pix39/1211819817.jpg
http://www.isarapix.org/pix79/1211820037.png

1) Yes, the case and everything inside is dusty, 2) Yes, the cable management is horrid, 3) No, I can't take pictures for #$@$¤#, and 4) Yes, I put the rubber thingies on on the wrong side of the fan before noticing the nice 'for dummies' arrow. That's not what the picture is for, though.
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Thanks. Reps for all.
    
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