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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 05:08 am
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David Allen


Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, Alabama, USA
Tom Zapf wrote: Ok i have seen that type of fan before. i rode the train for almost 24 years and in the next town there is a place that builds the cement box that goes in a gravesite to keep the walls up for placing the casket. They have a tower of some sort that is open on the sides and it has a conveyor belt in it that runs the cement dust mix in it. This fan is in the wall and it pulls out what appears to be very abrasive dust and dirt from the manufacturing process, so my guess is originally it would have had a closed sealed motor.... anyway i recognized this fan right away . the company had it just running open for years, and then they put an aluminum attic fan shutter over it and the weight of the dust has bent the vanes.... this is an exhaust fan for dirty harsh environment. ...tom

Makes sense - they would need a lot of ventilation to keep the dust from eroding the other machinery.

Jim Kovar wrote:
Russ Huber wrote: Ventilate a local Walmart? :D
Maybe just a little too big to ventilate
a phone booth?   :wondering:   :shock:   :P

LOL that would turn a phone booth into a wind tunnel, and take away the phone receiver and shred it! :shock:

By the way, I have received info that this is probably a Sheldons Engineering fan, or possibly a Kaiser fan.  Still looking for maker's marks on it!