Pretty nifty neat, David. Liked the technique for cutting the bolt heads in too.
David, that looks like it's going to work pretty good. So what about the AC this summer? You just going to sweat it out. Pun intended. :wink:This window mounted fan support is a long overdue shop upgrade project. Every time I spray lacquer I had to rig the fan to stay in the window (it fell once and bent the blades). And it didn't work very well, either. As much air came in the window as the fan blew out. Also, every bug that got near the window got sucked in by the vortex on the periphery of the fan. This is much, much better!
I realize it isn't explosion proof but when I spray it isn't very heavy and with the HVLP gun there's so little overspray and airborne material that it's gone in no time. I've been using this for about 18 months and just finally mounted it properly. Now if I was using a cup gun and filling the room with vapors that would be a different story but I spray small items and it's over with pretty quickly. There's another window and it's open to bring in fresh air.I would worry about the explosive fumes and a spark generated by the fan motor..
David..I realize it isn't explosion proof but when I spray it isn't very heavy and with the HVLP gun there's so little overspray and airborne material that it's gone in no time. I've been using this for about 18 months and just finally mounted it properly. Now if I was using a cup gun and filling the room with vapors that would be a different story but I spray small items and it's over with pretty quickly. There's another window and it's open to bring in fresh air.
I hope you don't fell as though I'm busting you chops...Thanks for your concerns, Stick.
I added a disclaimer to the description below the video -
***Disclaimer*** This is not an explosion proof fan. If you're wanting to build a similar stand for your shop you should probably look into an explosion proof fan or other setups to prevent fire and explosions
Thanks, Dan! The fumes are gone so quickly I don't think the rose bush even notices. I have sprayed inside, put the gun down and taken my respirator off, walked outside and get a couple of feet from the fan and I can barely pick up the odor it's gone so quickly.David,
I like the fan but I don't think that beautiful Rose bush will appreciate the fumes !
I have seen and was planning to but a square window fan and build a box for it, it seems much easier given I don't own a CNC router. What advantage does this type of round fan have vs the square ?
you do some major fine work...I don't mind you busting my chops at all, Stick. You are correct that I should have pointed out there are better ways to do this. But I've had this in operation for 18 months and it's been in countless of my videos and until now just hasn't been the focus. So you can understand how good I felt about having a far better solution than just trying to keep the fan perched on the window sill. I honestly never even considered that someone might be influenced by what I've done and I need to start thinking about that. I'll do better in the future.
At the sign shop where I worked, I used to take a spray bottle and dampen the floor before applying vinyl or painting. Helped some.An exceptional video David. Your shop must be a lot cleaner and dust free than mine, because when spraying lacquer, which is often, I have to wait 'till all dust has settled then I get a perfect finish, if I had a fan sucking the air out it would spread the fine dust.