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Best fan for a garage - possibly wall mount

Any suggestions on a fan for a two car garage with no windows? Even with the garage door open it gets stuffy in here. I'd also consider mounting it to a wall or the ceiling, although I don't have room for a traditional ceiling fan. It's a townhouse garage sandwiched between two other townhouse garages, so I can't add a window.

Any suggestions to get some circulation in here?



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Man, i gotta do something with my garage.

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I don't see a lift.... how about a ceiling fan mounted just ahead of the farthest point the garage door opens?

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Are you thinking this style? Low profile ceiling mount

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Yeah, but it doesn't have to be a low profile. I'd install so the garage door goes up between the fan blades and the ceiling with 6 inches or so of clearance.

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I use a mountain brand 1200 CFM fan. It's portable and has 110v outlet on each side. You can take it with you while working over or under your car. And man this thing really moves some air.


http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-MTN50.../dp/B007K92TP8
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Northern tool had a decent little 16" wall mount for about 45 bucks... up out of the way and moves air pretty good.

Here's what you need:
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I made a stacked fan
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makes a wall of air about 2 foot by 4 foot

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Home Depot has a nice looking Industrial ceiling fan for $100 that I've been looking at, great reviews.

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Are we talking just fans or vent fan? Up here in the arctic north (JK) heat builds in the garage in the summer so it may be 70F outside and 90F in the garage. Then if it get's 90F outside the garage gets over 100F.


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I use a mountain brand 1200 CFM fan. It's portable and has 110v outlet on each side. You can take it with you while working over or under your car. And man this thing really moves some air.


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Thanks guys. I am now torn. I just realized that I have enough room above the hood of my car in pics above to place a flush-mount ceiling fan up to 60". However, my thought is that it will only move around the stale/heated air that's already in the garage.

Would the Mountain Brand portable unit cool the garage better, since I can either place it outside pointing in (to force cool air into the garage) or inside pointing out (to force stale/hot air out of the garage?

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I don't have any suggestions for the fan... but gorgeous car and very cool looking garage.

My garage looks like a bomb went off, then someone cleaned a spot just large enough for a 65 mustang to fit back in.

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I don't have any suggestions for the fan... but gorgeous car and very cool looking garage.

My garage looks like a bomb went off, then someone cleaned a spot just large enough for a 65 mustang to fit back in.
Thanks! Here's what I started with:



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+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
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I've got an old squirrel cage fan out of a heater an old friend that was an A/C guy gave me 30 years ago. Problem is, it sits in a milk crate and is hard to move or point in any direction other that how it sits. For years I've been tempted to get one of the Stanly or Dayton contractor fans to replace it, but now it just has sentimental value. I might just make a wood box on pivots I can mount it in.
Of course as soon as I do that, it will go out for good....
But my vote is for a good squirrel cage fan. They move a lot of air.

Here you go. I'm going to order this one soon.

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I have a squirrel cage fan/blower from a furnace. My neighbor is an HVAC guy and gave it to me from a furnace he had to replace.

IIRC Jegs or Summit sells a garage fan that is basically the same thing with a switch for different speeds.

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