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post #1 of 14
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In preparation for my new pump arriving, I have decided to make a DIY pump dampener. I thought I would give you guys a little guide on how to make one of your own.... I am not really sure if this is needed at all. And I can't give any sound results, only anecdotal information.

Materials Needed
Old Mouse Pad
Sponge
Hot Glue
3M Double Sided Tape

Tools Needed
Scissors
Hot Glue gun, with Glue.
Measuring Tape


For measurements I used 9cm*9cm which should fit most pumps.
I think most of the pictures will tell the story of this build. I will add comments if needed.

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Now for the mounting of the pump, there are two ways you can do this. The first one is with nuts and bolts if your pump will support it. What you would do is make small holes in the mousepad before you glue the top on, and slide the bolts threw. The second option which is a little more versatile is 3M double sided tape. Which is the option that I will be using. I hope this is useful to atleast one of you. This whole thing cost me three dollars at walmart as I had everything but the sponges laying around the house.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask.

Thanks,
Colby.
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Nice tutorial! thumb.gif
 
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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/shsacokitor.html

Something seems familiar, here. ^^ Nice tut, +1

Don't you think you should use the other side of the mousepad for contact with the case and pump? Seems like it would dampen better against metals/plastics.
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I used the side I did because I figured it would add some "Grippyness" to the setup.
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Does anyone have any questions?
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The only concern would be using any of the MCP350/355 Laing DDC pumps on this noise dampener. The Laing pumps need the bottom base area that has a circle to ventilate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bmaverick;12157659 
The only concern would be using any of the MCP350/355 Laing DDC pumps on this noise dampener. The Laing pumps need the bottom base area that has a circle to ventilate.

Great idea, how about a circular saw right thru the center ?
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The nice thing about this is its easy to modify to fit your particular needs.
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post #9 of 14
Nice workaround, Cole19...But pumps really ought to have as much airflow across the bottom as possible...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cole19;12156627 
Does anyone have any questions?

What about heat? I've seen some badly melted "anti vibration pads" on pictures.
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