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Old 07-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #1
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Have a good size shop at home, and need more air circulation. I had a port a cool, and got rid of it. Now i'm looking at the Maxx Air 60" drum fan from HD.https://www.homedepot.com/p/MaxxAir-...GPRO/300151738 What are yall using?
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:52 AM   #2
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I used the smaller version in my house when my AC went out during the summer in place of a portable AC. It works great! I use it in my weight room and on the back deck. It is loud when on high, but it's a great fan to have.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:54 AM   #3
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i have seen good things from big *** fans

https://www.bigassfans.com/
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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i have seen good things from big *** fans

https://www.bigassfans.com/
I co-sign this. They run one of these in almost every gym I've been to, and they do a decent job.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:21 AM   #5
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x3

Haven't used or seen anything in operation that's better.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:24 AM   #6
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the biggest you can put in there
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:28 PM   #7
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https://www.harborfreight.com/30-in-...fan-61845.html

$ 149 each
you can buy 2 or 3

for the price of the big one
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #8
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I had a port a cool, and got rid of it. What are yall using?
Why did you get rid of port a cool?
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:34 PM   #9
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$ 149 each
you can buy 2 or 3

for the price of the big one
Quality?
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #10
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Why did you get rid of port a cool?
X2 my porta cool does decent in shop.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:38 PM   #11
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This ^^^^
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #12
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Why did you get rid of port a cool?
Its so humid here, it makes no difference, just adds humidity.

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i have seen good things from big *** fans
Oh that would be my first choice, been eyeballing the 14er. Id love to, but Id have a better chance of raising the Titanic than to talk my wife into a $3k ceiling fan.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:59 AM   #13
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I use the squirrel cage fan out of a residential A/C unit mounted on a carpet dolly - highest volume of air I've ever had and didn't cost me a penny. Runs everyday all day and has for a couple of years
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:25 AM   #14
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Another vote for them. We have 5 in our shop. They push an insane amount of air. They send a few guys to come measure and determine placement of fans to have the best air circulation and they are dang good at it.
We also have our shop A/C'd, set the A/C to 82 degrees and the fans on high and it feels like 70-75 degrees in the shop.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:41 AM   #15
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Not sure what I did above...



Oh that would be my first choice, been eyeballing the 14er. Id love to, but Id have a better chance of raising the Titanic than to talk my wife into a $3k ceiling fan.


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Old 07-12-2018, 10:51 AM   #16
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BAF now has competitors. That said, they are the innovator, and make a premium product. I've installed several over the years, and never been disappointed.

Do some looking around.

I really would love to have one, but can't afford it either. I have blowers from furnaces and fart fans scattered around my shop. Works pretty good, and all it cost me was a fan switch and a piece of cord.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:42 AM   #17
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Does anybody have any experience with the Haiku Series fans from BAF? These are residential fans. Looking to upgrade fans in outdoor kitchen.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:50 AM   #18
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We have the Big *** fans at work in the shops, probably 20' across and they work great. At home I have a 2 speed 60" fan I got at Sams, similar to the Home Depot link/price. It does real well, you have to lock the wheels or it blow itself around the garage.
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