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    What portable fan do you use?

    I'm looking for a good floor fan to take on job sites. I'm thinking about getting a 20" Airmaster from Grainger. It's a bit pricy, but anything of quality is. I like that it has ball bearing motor instead of sleeve and its rated at 3390 cfm. I know I want this style fan. Just don't know which one is best for our line of work. I want one light enough to pull up on a roof, but powerful enough to be worth using. I've used an old squirrel cage (out of old gas furnace) and a box fan for years. It's time to upgrade. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368502097.290299.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    I'm looking for a good floor fan to take on job sites. I'm thinking about getting a 20" Airmaster from Grainger. It's a bit pricy, but anything of quality is. I like that it has ball bearing motor instead of sleeve and its rated at 3390 cfm. I know I want this style fan. Just don't know which one is best for our line of work. I want one light enough to pull up on a roof, but powerful enough to be worth using. I've used an old squirrel cage (out of old gas furnace) and a box fan for years. It's time to upgrade. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368502097.290299.jpg
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    That's a good fan, it should last about a month before the blade set screw works it's self loose. I use fans inside the buildings I'm working in. I have the 36" orange fan from homey d's too. It moves more air, enough to work in a 900 sq. ft. class room when it's "warm"= 85-95*. I have a 4500 cfm evaporative cooler that I'm about to convert for job site use to help me finish out all of these classrooms that need to be ready for the teachers this summer. I have never used a fan on the roof here in Tucson. Usually shade is the better than "hot air". I do wet my hats and bandannas along with my shirt to get some evap cooling working for me.
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    I want one to last longer than a month

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    It last's but it becomes a high maintenance item after awhile. The clips that hold the blade covers also come loose.
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    Look into the Fasco Power Cat Blower.
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    Hmm, moving setscrew?

    Perhaps a little loctite thread locker would help. Take out set screw, add thread locker to threads, tighten.

    The red 271 won't allow the fastener to move unless you apply heat.

    You can find both at most auto parts suppliers.
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    I've used this little guy for 4-5 years with no problems. It doesn't have a huge CFM rating, but the velocity is fairly high, so the cooling effect is a lot more than you might expect...and the extra service outlets and GFI are handy.

    http://www.airkinglimited.com/pages/...l/blower1.html

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    Here is what has saved my arse this summer doing classrooms...................

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    2 new buildings done and 2 more to go..................
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    Lasko Pro Performance High Velocity Utility Blower (Squirrel-cage-type-Fan).

    They make a 4900 and 4905. I've got the 4900...weighs 10 lbs. paid 50 bills...

    easy to carry...solid...throws out way more air than a rotary fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamDiesel View Post
    Lasko Pro Performance High Velocity Utility Blower (Squirrel-cage-type-Fan).

    They make a 4900 and 4905. I've got the 4900...weighs 10 lbs. paid 50 bills...

    easy to carry...solid...throws out way more air than a rotary fan.
    Squirrel cage fan is too directional for me (you gotta be right in front of the air discharge). I bought a Q Standard floor fan and I love it. $29 from northern tool on sale. 18" diameter. 4550 CFM.

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    Here it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I've used this little guy for 4-5 years with no problems. It doesn't have a huge CFM rating, but the velocity is fairly high, so the cooling effect is a lot more than you might expect...and the extra service outlets and GFI are handy.

    http://www.airkinglimited.com/pages/...l/blower1.html
    I have an older one of these... without the GFI plug or circuit breaker. Definitely a nice fan and useful. One does need to put it on something in an attic, it will suck up and blow insulation if set in a pile of it.
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