So after looking for over a month for a metal fabricator in our area that would be able to mass produce an 8″ round metal enclosure for our 15g quartz tube at a reasonable price, we gave up and decided to sell these for $70 as a DIY kit instead. The 8″ inline fan will put you back another $30 but still a great deal considering what you’re getting, and we pay shipping and tax unless you live in Arkansas.
These are best paired with an 8″ inline fan that can also be attached to an 8′ flexible ducting. Any fan however can be used to create high concentrations of ozone. Just have the air blow right into the tube and over the tube in your unoccupied space. If you utilize an inline fan or blower, you can opt to have the ozone sucked into the fan. Since these don’t get as hot as ozone plates, you can do that. Since heat destroys ozone, these quartz tube type ozone generators produce higher concentrations of ozone than the stated amount of ozone from a ceramic ozone plate unit. (why we switched) Well that and the fact that humidity doesn’t get reduced with this type of ozone element like the ceramic plates. At 80% humidity, with ceramic plates, you’re only getting 20% of the stated output. Yikes! Not an issue with the quartz tube and UV technologies.
We do recommend you build a box to house these bare bones units. They are made out of glass and you don’t want to damage your investment, right?