One year later, I've decided that the air circulation I get in my
Dallas garage from the ceiling fans I put in is offset by the lack of
light that I get from them, so I'll be taking them down in lieu of 3
flourescent fixtures. The fans are the cheap $25 ones from the BORG. Is
there any good use for these motors or are they just plain too weak? If
not, to goodwill they will go.
It was somewhere outside Barstow when "FriscoSoxFan"
They're usually OK for power (small, but useful), but the starting
torque is pitiful. They're also usually a funny topology - built
inside out or something, because that makes the fan bearings simpler
to arrange. So you can't even hook a shaft up to them.
I'd probably keep them and be tripping over them for the next 10
years, thinking they'll come in handy sometime, which of course they
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