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Old 05-29-2017, 10:48 AM
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Default Double fan cooling system

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I built this project on the spur of the moment. The idea came from a weld shop foreman that I use to work under. He built the same thing, but used thicker steel. The "H" frame that you see came from behind the garage at church founded by my son and I was there cutting the lawn. In the first picture you see the lower box fan mounted to the frame by plastic zip ties. in the second picture, you see where I have a piece of galvanized angel held in place by two "C" clamps ready to weld. The third picture shows everything set up to commence welding. I sat the project near the garage door and a box fan blowing all the smoke out so I wouldn't get sick. The fourth picture shows the finished product. Took maybe 25 minutes from start to finish. I have included a link to the video I made of it for Youtube channel, "Tim's Tinkering Area" For some reason I can't seem to communicate very clearly when in front of the camera. I will often repeat myself. What I need to do is have some sort of a script made up so I can apply it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpb67P4LYMU&t=45s

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Nice, looks like old bed rail that every one hates would also be a good choice.
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Nice, looks like old bed rail that every one hates would also be a good choice.
Thank you very much I really appreciate it.

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I like it. Simple and effective. However, the "Tim the Tool Man" gene in me wants to see a quad fan version
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I like it. Simple and effective. However, the "Tim the Tool Man" gene in me wants to see a quad fan version
To be honest with you, I have been giving it some thought that in the future, I want to make one that has 12 fans. Perhaps overkill, but more fun to build and a lot cooler (pun intended )

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Hello, just saw this. what's the purpose of having two fans mounted this way? is it to provide cooling or to dry something? or is it for some other purpose?
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Hello, just saw this. what's the purpose of having two fans mounted this way? is it to provide cooling or to dry something? or is it for some other purpose?

It's just basically used to cool me off. However, if I have a shirt sopping wet from working out in the Tinkering Area or from being out gathering scrap metal or aluminum cans I can spray the shirt down with fabreeze and hang it in front of the fan to dry it off. To be honest with you, I had more fun making it than I do using it

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I have put a 20x20 furnace filter in front of those fans before for a cheap smoke eater. Or when painting inside. It can help clean the air, and you can pick how good of a filter you want to put in it. Just don't put it real close to sparks from the welder or plasma cutter.


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I did that with a large box and some filter material to make a poor mans paint booth. Works well and folds up too!
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I did that with a large box and some filter material to make a poor mans paint booth. Works well and folds up too!

I have thought about making some sort of paint booth attachment for the upper fan on that project. It might be the "poor mans paint booth" but hey!!! If it works, it works!!

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