Any tent fans that don't suck?

PJ Diaz

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I just ordered a lasko 40" fan for my 4x4, pretty hyped about it, this is my favorite fan solution for a tent of this size so far. There are tons of good commercial fans for big spaces but the tent options suck so bad! Janky 6" clip ons that either barely push air or slip off easy, oscillating fans that die in less than 6 months, etc. Some of these towers would be fine standing up too, but I love the idea of hanging them on the side.
I like Lasko fans a lot, they are generally built more solid than Honeywell fans and are more expensive because of it, but I'm often cheap. I have a Lasko tower fan that I use for my house that I love.
 

coherent

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I've had a small basic Air King clip fan for quite a while (a couple years) and its still going strong. Maybe I've just been lucky.
 

Offmymeds

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The only fan I use is a 6" 400 CFM exhaust fan mounted at the top of the tent pulling air through a carbon filter. With 3 bottom vents opened and filtered the air is pulled from the bottom to the top and out. It provides plenty of airflow. You can feel it from inside the tent when you close the door. I had a 6" fan blowing between the light and the canopy but when it started making noise I took it out and never replaced it. That was over a year and several grows ago. The plants haven't noticed. You don't have to have a fan blowing on your plants if you have good airflow/exchange.
You must be keeping them properly defoliated. I'd worry a little about the moisture build up when leaves lay upon other leaves.

I'm all for anything quieter, simpler, & using less power & space.
 

Driver733

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I like the tower fan on its side idea, very clever.

I've been running 4 of these 24/7 for about 9 months now, absolutely no issues at all. Easy to take apart and clean, the low setting is low enough that they don't need to oscillate. I keep them at the top of the tent pointed down at an angle, one in each corner.

Amazon Hurricane 6" Fan
 

xtsho

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You must be keeping them properly defoliated. I'd worry a little about the moisture build up when leaves lay upon other leaves.

I'm all for anything quieter, simpler, & using less power & space.
I don't do any defoliation. I just let the plants grow with all their leaves.
 

Offmymeds

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I don't do any defoliation. I just let the plants grow with all their leaves.
I'm going to trust you on this & give it a try. I'll be getting a T-6 inline as an upgrade to my 4X8 for a little insurance.

I owe you a beer if this works.

BTW, I'll be doing a SCROG this run if that should matter.
 

Offmymeds

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I've repaired a number of fans by simply taking it apart and putting light machine oil on the shaft and hand turning it until it is freed up. Oil is cheap & it is a pretty easy and quick job.
 

Moldy

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I actually have those chitty vivosun 6" oscillating pieces of, yeah. But after the 2nd or 3rd fail I cleaned them up good. Removed all flash from molding internally. Moving parts that contact especially. Heavily rinsed motor and bushings with excessive electrical parts cleaner. Wear safety glasses if aerosol. Sprayed all plastics with aerosol silicone dry lube. Lubed bushings with Dri Slide gun lube. Almost 2 years now and only clean cages and blades. Bit of time and effort. No worries since.
Ah, flash. Haven't heard that term since I retired from plastics. They could spend a little extra up front and put Si or Teflon right in the plastic but that would cost too much.
 

Offmymeds

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Ah, flash. Haven't heard that term since I retired from plastics. They could spend a little extra up front and put Si or Teflon right in the plastic but that would cost too much.
So that's why you're moldy. Good profession.
 

Star Dog

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I've went through a shed load of oscillating fans but my current one from Argos is still going strong after a year?

I don't have it blowing on my canopy, I've got it aimed under my reflector so it gets deflected down to the pots, bringing air the bottom can chill pot area, a well aimed fan raises the temperature around the pots by 2.5/3c

Just a thought...
Flipping it and pulling it in the top through the canopy and out the bottom could work well/better in cold climates, of course I could be overlooking something?
 

Severed Tongue

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So in my 3x3x6, stopped using the clip ons and use a turbo-aire high velocity 11,000 CFM fan on the floor I bought for gigging (I'm a guitar player and it gets stupid hot on stage most of the time). I bought this over 10 years ago, it's the best fan I've ever seen or used.
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