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Shop exhaust fan suggestions
snwcmpr
My shop is 200 square feet. I would like to improve the air flow (actually there isn't any right now). I want to add an exhaust fan that has shutters that are good enough to keep insects from getting in when it is turned off.
I would prefer wall mount rather than roof (4" studs plus).

I cannot find anything, in stock, locally. The big box stores don't have anything close. Northern Tool & Harbor Freight ... I want something to last more than a year. Nothing in stock there either.
Amazon is such a hit and miss. Some need speed control,, but the speed control is not available from the mfgr.

I could be wrong, but, I imagine 6-10 inches. I do not need a lot of CFM, so an adjustable speed seems like a good feature.

Does anyone have good experiences with something like that.
I would like input before I go to Granger, Fergusons, etc.

Thanks,
Ken in NC
(I hope Roasting Coffee forum was the right one. I did not see another except OT)
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
JackH
Ken,
8 inch fan is the smallest I could find. I would like one in my garage workshop too. This one just plugs in and is full speed with shutters. I don't see the need for speed control for my need, just an on/off switch.

Looking at this one: https://www.amazo...VFRD2T13AR
---Jack

KKTO Roaster.
 
snwcmpr
Thanks, Jack,
I saw a few of the ones with that Mfgr name.
I might have to bite the bullet and pay full price at Grainger. I just think they are priced to give discounts to a company, so I avoid them.
I have thought 7" would be a minimum. But insect control would be a problem, I would have to find a way to add screen and not block the shutter.

Ken in NC
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"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
Caffiend
Hi Ken,
Here are a few links for you to look over.

General fan and exhaust info from Farmtek:
http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/ExternalPageView?pageKey=EXTERNAL_PAGE_3008

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/cat1;ft_cooling_fans;ft_exhaust_fans.html

HTG Supply in Charlotte has inline fans:
http://www.htgsupply.com/categories/ventilation-odor-control/fans/high-velocity-fans-blowers

Mike
 
snwcmpr
Thanks, have you used any of them?
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"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
Caffiend
Yes, I have ordered from both Farmtek and HTG Supply. Both are very good with online sales and support. Several years ago my wife and I started heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple) from seeds. We grew them in a backyard greenhouse using organic fertilizer (fish emulsion).
If your shop is fairly air tight, remember to place air inlets on the opposite side of the shop to get air to flow over your working area.

Mike (in South Carolina)
 
snwcmpr
I went to Grainger and got the 7", with speed control and insulated cover.
https://www.grain...-%20-1HKL9
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As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
BenKeith
What you are looking for would be listed as Attic Vent Fans without the thermostat control. Lowes, Home Depot, ebay, Amazon, green house supply, and several other places have those in all price ranges and quality.

I roast in my garage and almost never roast more than 1/2 - 1 pound during any one session so I just let it exhaust into the a five gallon bucket I use for chaff collection. I don't do dark roast into the SC so I don't get large amounts of smoke. I just use 30" Industrial Wall-Mounted Non-Oscillating Air Circulator from Graingers to air the garage out if it needs it.
Edited by BenKeith on 10/01/2016 8:58 AM
 
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