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Technical What do y’all do with your big shop fans in the winter?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. Just stuff ‘em in the barn?:p
     
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  2. Roothawg
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    I have 2 of those also.
     
  3. 6sally6
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    Stick 'em behind your shop with a plastic bag over them!
    6sally6
     
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  4. enjenjo
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    Buy a 10 ft storage container. water proof, weather proof.
     
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  5. patterg2003
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    Could the fans lay on their sides and slide under some of the vehicle or parts on jack stands that are in limbo?
     
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  6. stanlow69
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    With a small shop(compared to some). I use every square inch. IMG_20211018_0001.jpg
     
  7. Dedsoto
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    I generally put it in front of whatever I plan to do next, or need to get to
     
  8. Mr48chev
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    My wife and I were talking the other day and if we came up with the extra money we would buy his and hers 20 ft shipping containers to store a lot of our extra stuff in. I don't know about Oklahoma but they aren't exactly cheap around here.
    In other news those Bicycle hoists are pretty cheap and this one that holds both ends of a bike lifts 100 lbs or 50 lbs a hook Amazon.com: Bike Lift Hoist for Garage Storage - Heavy Duty Ceiling Mountain Bicycle Hanger Pulley Rack 100 lb Capacity : Sports & Outdoors
    Or is there room above one of the overhead doors when it is open for a rack to lay them flat on their sides on? Next to the wall over the door with some short boards dropping down from a couple of the joists and a couple of 2x running across that are long enough to lay the fans on?
     
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  9. partsdawg
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    Got any friends with barns or sheds?
     
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  10. flatheadpete
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    If I had one, I’d do the same as I do with my salamander in the summer….lend it to a friend who thinks they need it for the winter.
     
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  11. indyjps
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    Once you get them lifted with the block and tackle. Chain them in place

    OR. Mount them high in the corners of the shop permanently.
     
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  12. Roothawg
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    You ain’t lying…
     
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  13. texasred
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    What is winter?
     
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  14. 1971BB427
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    I'd just put a hook in a solid area near the walls and hang it up to store for the winter. You could use a pulley system to make it easy to hoist it up, or lower it down if you needed it for some job.
     
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  15. wheeldog57
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    @Roothawg I see a small amount of space above your tool boxes. I would build a shelf and store it there. Add a hook to secure it to the wall or ceiling for safety.
     
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  16. Roothawg
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    I’m liking the bicycle hoist idea. These things probably weigh 40ish lbs…..that should hold it.
     
  17. oldsman41
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    I got tired of moving my huge fan around a long time ago. I bought a whole house attic fan and installed it in the ceiling, no more moving and storage problems.
     
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  18. Blue One
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    I was thinking that you should welcome your fans to the shop even in the winter.

    Just remind them to bring beer :D
     
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  19. ken bogren
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    Lay it face down and turn it on, a fan that big should levitate itself up to the ceiling, just don't turn the power off.
     
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  20. Roothawg
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    I am my biggest fan….
     
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  21. nochop
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    Build a loft, looks like the ceiling is high enough
     
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  22. -Brent-
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    I get everything out of the shop that I can. I do have a shed, which is great and I took over part of my small warehouse for stuff like that that's in the way when not needed.

    I am in the process of cleaning that out, though.

    Is there a fan that you could mount to the wall, (like those fans you see on loading docks) that could replace the floor fans?

    Whenever/wherever there's a chance to economize, I consider it.
     
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  23. 37 wes
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    I use a 20 foot shipping container that I filled with shelves. Cheap, easy, seals up well, and you can lock it up.
     
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  24. Roothawg
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    I had one, but now it's an upholstery shop.
     
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  25. Joe Blow
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    Use mine to get around.

     
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  26. Roothawg
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    I thought about replacing them with the ones mounted on arms, like someone mentioned earlier. It would free up some space. The shop is 40x50 so they kinda run out of gas about half way. That's why I ended up with 2.
     
  27. NoSurf
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    Bend up a couple hooks and hang them off your loft railing.
     
  28. Blue One
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    So that means you have to buy your own beer :D
     
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  29. Roothawg
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    I would need a structural engineer's approval......;)
    Plus I'd have to lug those big muthas up a ladder. Ladders and old guys don't mix.

    I told MamaRoot that I needed AC in the shop.....I still have the fans.
     
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  30. NoSurf
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    I do know a guy with an OK PE stamp... You'd have to fly him down to inspect it.

    Maybe hoist them up. Shirley you have a couple local buddies that can assist.
     
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