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post #21 of 26
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A mixer motor is usually not made to be run continously. Not to mention the fan usually cools the motor. You'll either have warm air from the unit "heating" up your components* or a burned out motor after a while.

Probably should have picked up a cheap bathroom ventilator and some ducting.
Bathroom fans very rarely put out over 100CFM and usually don't do above about 80CFM.
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Thanks Duke! I'm sure I have more appliances I can try to plug in there!
post #23 of 26
Get a 110 volt blower fan from Sam`s (Wal-Mart). They sell a three speed one (about $50) that is all plastic, runs quiet and moves a lot of air (probably at least 300cfm). I have one pointed at the side of my open rig and it`s hooked to a speed control (about $10) to reduce the sound level even more. I get more hum from the speed control than fan noise, and it cools my little "cooker" box pretty well. If you want to draw outside air through it, make an adapter to attach to the inlet side of the blower fan so you can hook up some drier hose (4") to it. You`ll cool your rig pretty well, and you`ll probably need to wear a coat, too.
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post #24 of 26
is the air from the motor that strong? I think you would be better off using that fan and screwing it to your case?
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The blower is probably a little too big for that idea. I`d say it`s about 16" cubed in size, but it`s very portable with a bar handle across the top of it. It`s discharge opening is movable and rotates about 120 degrees in small increments along the scroll of the blower. It can blow from straight up to just a couple of feet from where it sits, making it versatile for many applications. I love this thing, and I`m going to buy another one because I use it at work too.
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post #26 of 26
Nah... was a nice idea a guess, but its just not feasible.

The motor is too loud, not too efficient in ratio to how much it blows, and it will burnt out after a while.. :|
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