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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by R B Customs, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. R B Customs


    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Manchester

    Hey guys. i need some Ventilation for my garage.

    been looking at the type of things machine mart sells,
    12"+ 1323CFM+ £176+

    i believe ' plate axial fans' would be the correct term

    To be mounted in the wall ( cutting a hole in the wall)

    its to shift paint fumes / overspreay from inside my garage.... outside !

    anyone know any cheaper sulliers of such fans? or other ideas?
    room / desk fans arnt really an option, theyre no good :(
  2. Pho


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,195

    Location: Derbyshire

    My dad has a fan which is about 2 foot in diameter, it pushes you back when you're stood infront of it (and has a variable speed knob, not just preset settings). I'll try and find the make of it, I think it was cheap too.

    edit: it's a standing one, very slim (15cm or so thick) too.
  3. R B Customs


    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Manchester

    i know the ones. unfortunaltly theyre all about 24"... i cant really cut a 2 foot squasre hole in my garage wall ! lol.

    im not even sure how much CFM is required to extract the amount of fumes / overspray i create. anyone knwo what a normal 3 speed room fan woul dpush CFM wise ?

    forund this btw, http://www.easy-123.co.uk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYPRODUCT&productid=280
    still a tad expensive for my taste
  4. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Buy a couple of 120mm Delta fans - each rated at 190CFM. :eek::cool:
  5. wiggy


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 770

    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    WHAT 190cfm each! Dont forget your ear defenders too lol
  6. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 17,670

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    Car radiator fans work quite well and the 12V line on a compuer PSU can supply enough amps to run it.
  7. manveruppd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,086

    Location: Leeds/Cyprus

    Dude! What do you EAT?!? You should see a gastroenterologist!!

    Seriously though, I think Basmic might be onto a good one, and if you do use Deltas we want pics!:D
  8. calnen


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,063

    Location: Chester

    He'd get an ASBO for making too much noise :p
  9. R B Customs


    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Manchester

    lol @ asbo

    deltas really arnt practical guys.
    i was thinking about just how much 1300 CFM is... and thats ALOT lol, well sufficient id say :p

    my neigbour is on the task of ahem... 'finding' me a 12" plate fan. but if ANYONE has any links to companies etc who do em cheap, please forward them :D
    all my googles are pointing to HUGE companins who dont really do retail. they just like to use the same picture for every product on their website and use the © symbol alot :(

    car fan would be a good ideas if i could mount it. any idea of the CFM ?
    i think @1000CFM il be cooking on gas.
    you really augt to see the abount of fog in ther garage when im clear coating lol... ill take a pic ;)
  10. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,081

    Five deltas and a cheap 12v PSU would do it easy peasy though, in all honesty, and it's pretty easy. Compared to 'proper' solutions it'd be pretty cheap too.

    I don't know how well they'd deal with the paint though, maybe they'd get a bit narked at being covered in overspray over time.
  11. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,757

    Location: Surrey

    Surely this should be moved to the overclocking & cooling forum :confused: ;)
  12. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Are you going to overclock your garage?

    Remember to have a fan blowing air in and one sucking air out, to get a nice floow of air through the place.