OVER-THE-TOP FAN

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OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by bobinpowayca » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:00 am

Don't know if this is the right place for the question altho it is boat-related! Since it gets so hot in my garage I went to harbor freight and got a big pedestal fan, to make it more bearable to work in the garage and also blow the dust out as I work.
But - it's too much! On the lowest speed it'll darn near lift a sheet of plywood on the other side of the garage, and real noisy too. Probably lots of $ to run also.
So I was wondering - has anyone ever heard of something you could add in-line to the power cord to slow this beast down? Like some kind of attenuator you could plug it in to to cut the voltage to it, like 3-way lite bulbs or whole-house fan controls? :? Bob
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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by khundley » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:42 pm

Harbor freight has a router speed control that may work. I use it to slow my buffer and some other tools. It does reduce available power.
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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by bobinpowayca » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks Ken! Bob
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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by Roberta » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:40 am

Get a really long extension cord and build that airboat! :lol: :lol:

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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by preacher » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:48 am

Install a rheostat (sp?) light switch. If your electrical outlet is switched it will wire right up. If not, you may have to wire an electrical socket in series with the switch, but it would be real simple with enclosed junction boxes. Maybe both components in 1 4x4 junction box?
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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by bobinpowayca » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:27 pm

Thanks again folks. Uh, you too, Roberta! :?:
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Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Post by Roberta » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:41 pm

Seriously, if you do get some sort of rheostat, be sure the amp rating is sufficient for the fan motor.

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