Pedestal fan

turbodog

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Have worn out a pedestal fan of mine. Would HIGHLY prefer to replace with a more powerful one, which means I am looking for one with deeper blades with more pitch. My google kung-fu comes up empty though.

Approx 30" dia, 5' tall.

I know dayton made some, but can't find them on a website.

This is NOT the home depot output level... this type is easily 2-3x as powerful, using 1/3-1/2 hp motors.
 

raggie33

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go with dc my vorano is so strong on high it blows my sheets off bed lol plus its easy on eletric bill
 

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Global Industrial seems to make a lot of models. This might be close to what you want:


Harbor Freight has similar. Costs less but probably not as well made:


It has mostly good reviews though.
 

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Those are the same as home depot/etc. Ones I am looking for have a cage that's 2-3x thicker than normal to hold the deep, high-pitched blades.
 

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Not having any luck finding that either. I'm assuming you want high-pitched blades so you get the same airflow with less noise?
 

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No. I want more airflow with more noise. This is a big fan designed for warehouse/workshop/etc. Need airflow. And using 2 in tandem now... one would provide more air and take us less space.
 

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Have you looked at drum fans? Huge selection of those in whatever size/CFM you might want:

 

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When I worked for the gubment the mechanics in one garage had like 4 Daytons in the 4 corners of the 150 x 150 foot garage but one mechanic had a squirrel cage fan in his area. It worked well and was nearly silent compared to the Dayton fans.
 

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i kind of recal in my teens working for a hvac comapny who did work for kmart. im pretty sure the sqirel cage in on kmart was like 10 feet hight . but its a foggy memory
 

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The Caterpillar of fans (X)



... you'll just have to take out a home equity loan for a couple of them $$##$$



 

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Don't see what I'm looking for.

I've also got one of these...

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The fan I'm looking for easily surpasses the airflow of the above... I think it's due to blade width & pitch combined with the wire cage not obstructing the blade tips... where most airflow happens.

A client has one... it's quite old with a dayton motor on it. Need to see if they'll sell it to me or trade for (2) 30" pedestal units.

Reminds me of a chicken house fan if you've ever seen one of those.
 

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Might have a repair for the worn out pedestal fan.

Tore the motor down. Cleaned/greased bearings. Sprayed windings with some insulating spray. Cleaned 3 speed switch. And have a new capacitor on order... old one was bulged on the backside where you couldn't see it.

Still on the hunt for an upgraded model though.

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Can't see side view on 90% of online pics. Blade design looks like the same blades on all pedestal units I see. Will see if I can get a pic of old dayton fan tomorrow... maybe a model number.
 

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@turbodog didn't you rebuild electric motors and generators in a previous life?

It sounds like your are almost done rebuilding the fan you have, just waiting for a 1.21 gigawatt flux capacitor. Then that fan should serve you well in to the future.
 

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