This was our first time installing our waterborne drying fan system on a 9700. It presented some difficult challenges on the placement and installation. The end result was a system that worked very well. This will be the way we install the side fans on the Garmat 9700.
The first challenge that we were facing was the angle of the walls. The 9700 is different from almost everyother booth out today. The walls come up about 3Ft then pitch towards the center plenum. This was a design thought to help with airflow and lighting. They stopped making the walls this way in favor of straight walls of 8Ft then the pitch.
The angles of the drying fans makes a big difference in the placement. The placement results in determining the normal speed of the fans. The closer the fans are to the painted surface the slower they have to spin. With the Garmat 9700 we were able to place the fans lower, resulting in better performance. The drawback to placing the drying fans low, the vertically gifted. Tall people if not careful will hit their heads on the guards. It just takes some getting used to.
The second issue that was presented was the swing down ceiling filters. Our recessed box was made to fit full drop downs. With some modifications we got it to fit and all were happy.
I really enjoyed installing this waterborne drying fan system and look forward to another Garmat 9700.
More pictures below…