|Forum topic by WoodNSawdust||posted 04-15-2015 04:36 PM||626 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-15-2015 04:36 PM
Last fall I rescued 4 box fans from the ally. One was missing the knob, other had a bad switch, the third needed some WD-40 on the bearing, and the fourth worked fine.
This spring I was thinking of hanging them from the ceiling joists on a diagonal for cooling at my 4 most common work stations (table saw, chop saw, workbench, and router table). It seems as I get older I start to sweat at lower temperatures so the cooling will help.
I thought as I was hanging the fans I would tape a filter (claims to be MERV 11) to the inlet side as a very simple and cheap air filter. I realize that it will not work as well as an expensive Jet / Powermatic / Grizzly air filter, but for $10 per fan it may help some. And if it reduces the air flow too much I can always remove the filter.
For those woodworkers that have added filters to box fans how much of an air flow reduction have you noticed? Would a fan 3-4 feet away and hanging from the ceiling be effective? Or would it be better to save my twenty bucks for something better?
Thanks in Advance
-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith