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    Building a large shop fan

    OK living in Florida gets hot during the summer months. So a large fan would be really helpful. My Dad found the fan blades and shroud at a yard sale. I welded 1"x 1" by 1/8" square tubing frame together to build a frame. Added 3 wheels to the bottom to wheel it around. Than the motor base was built and welded in. Bought some horse fence and made guards for front and back. Rip down some plywood to build both sides and top. Now the fan sits on Mom and Dads porch and keeps them cool all summer.
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    As we have seen in other work your care and quality are indisputable.
    Congratulations.

    Just an idea to improve your project, add a humidify to lower the temperature so you can use as an air conditioner, improving air humidity.




    Last edited by Hotz; 11-28-2014 at 06:24 PM.
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotz View Post
    As we have seen in other work your care and quality are indisputable.
    Congratulations.

    Just an idea to improve your project, add a humidify to lower the temperature so you can use as an air conditioner, improving air humidity.




    My dad did that later on to his second fan but thank you and yes a bit of water helps a lot.

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    Cool. What's the blade diameter on that thing, Vernon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    Cool. What's the blade diameter on that thing, Vernon?
    About 36" blades on that fan one down at the shop is 48.

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    Perfect timing! I was looking for a similar setup for automotive aerodynamic purposes. Thanks for sharing Vernon.

    Al

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    Thanks Vernon! I've added your Shop Fan to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Vernon's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Vernon, what's the rating on the motor driving the 48 incher?

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    pfff, in my area, I am more trying to dry the air
    Nice fan !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    Hi Vernon, what's the rating on the motor driving the 48 incher?
    DIYer I like to see the fan run at 172.5 RPM so if your motor runs at 1725 Divide that by 10 is 172.5 rpm can run it faster but I hate the noise. Just want to move air not chop at it.

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