I have a 12' ceiling insulated garage, that I will be heating with a
propane heater. Mounting a regular ceiling fan would be a pain, but I
would like to "push" the warm air down. I was thinking of mounting a
standard $15 box fan horizontially, and just plugging into the outlets
for the lights. Would there be a problem mounting this type of fan in
this position, such as bearings or anything? It seems too easy and/or
cheap, so I figure there must be a reason not to that I'm not
seeing..lol. Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks, Earl
I was worried more about bearing failure and fire than cost of fan. The
ceiling is drywalled, so I can't get to the rafters to properly mount a
ceiling fan. My lights are 4' florecets plugged into outlets mounted on
ceiling, so I thought it would be easier to just use a plug-in type of
fan. I didn't think a vertically mounted fan would push the air down
enough, just keep moving it around up too high to help. But I guess I'll
give that a try to see how well it works.
On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 22:48:06 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (big e lewis)
These things use the cheapest bronze sleeve bearing you can buy. I
doubt mounting position has much to do with longevity tho. When they
do go bad there is a one time thermal fuse in there that should blow
before it catches on fire but I have seen enough bad ones to say you
will smell it long before that fuse blows. You will get a few years
out of it before it goes and if you are willing to lub the bearings
they last virtually forever.
On Dec 17, 1:23 pm, email@example.com (big e lewis) wrote:
I heat with wood and have both a ceiling fan blowing down and a box
fan hanging (verticle) from the hallway ceiling. Noting the operating
characteristics of each...
No, I wouldn't do it. The box fan will blow down far, far more than
will be comfortable. Even on slow speed it will put out a gale on the
floor. I don't see why a standard ceiling fan would be a pain to do
if there is already an overhead light up there.
On Dec 17, 3:23 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (big e lewis) wrote:
Box fan is a bad idea. There are low cost commercial ceiling fans that
will outlast a dozen box fans. Mounting a ceiling fan of this type is
a simple operation, far less work than mucking about with a box fan
and far more efficient. The last time I bought one it was $30 or so,
probably $40 now. They usually are three bladed with a 52" swing and
come with a nice switch/speed controller.
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