Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:42 pm

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I have had problems moving the air around the house (2 story/2400 sq.ft) .. used regular fans to minimal effect.

This year I got an inline booster fan, see link. I put in small nails into the top of my doorway casing and strung or hung the fan using some picture wire (running wire through the "tube" of the fan).

Now the top level is only 2-3 degrees cooler than the room with the fan ... and the fan is pretty quiet. And the rooms on the first, furthest from the stove (not an open concept floorplan) are also 2-3 degrees different than the room with the stove. (measured at furthest point in room from stove).

So its 28 outside, 70 in room with stove and 68-67 elsewhere. (the furthest bedroom from the stove upstairs is only exception being at 64..its down about a 20 ft hallway ... so I am not surprised at this).
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:54 pm

The trouble with a lot of doorway fans, IMHO, is that they don't move much air. They can pull air from in front of the fan as well as behind it, so they just churn it around. The fact that this fan is in a tube should make it more effective. If the tube were longer, even better....

You must have a tolerant wife. If I hung something like that in the doorway I would be in deep doo doo, functionality be damned! :lol:
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Just be careful with the heat, sometimes those inline fans are not rated real high temperatures, not sure what your temps are in the pipe, but some people have burnt them up being too close to the stoves.

You can also put a temperature snap switch or Duct Stat (Thermostat) to control them on heat rise.
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:10 pm

WNY wrote:Just be careful with the heat, sometimes those inline fans are not rated real high temperatures, not sure what your temps are in the pipe, but some people have burnt them up being too close to the stoves.

You can also put a temperature snap switch or Duct Stat (Thermostat) to control them on heat rise.


That is true, I burnt out 2 of those. I had them in a heated duct from a potbelly stove and they couldn't handle the 200* air, but this fan is free wheeling in the top corner of a doorway simular too the pie shaped doorway fans.
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:21 pm

Since I have it at a doorway about 25' from the stove.. the max temp I read with IR gun was 80°F ...
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:11 pm

rberq wrote:
If I hung something like that in the doorway I would be in deep doo doo, functionality be damned! :lol:


Woman decorate, men facilitate....the end :mad:
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:12 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
rberq wrote:
If I hung something like that in the doorway I would be in deep doo doo, functionality be damned! :lol:


Woman decorate, men facilitate....the end :mad:



Ya have a 90000 BTU stove in that camper? That'll keep ya warm !
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Re: Solved most of my air circ prolems & cheaply !

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:47 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:

Ya have a 90000 BTU stove in that camper? That'll keep ya warm !


:lol: ...."not recommended for tent or camper use"........that camper stays warm with a coleman lantern!
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