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Electric Splitter ,With A Fan For The Operator

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Well, with no wind at all outside, I decided to make my own ;lol
    OK, have U ever seen this before ;?
    All comments welcome ==c
    Hay, It Works :)

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  2. MasterMech

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    How big of an extension cord do you use for the fan? :)

    Is there a noticeable loss in power from using too small/long of a cord? ==c

    Did you have to upgrade your electrical service to handle the increased load? :oops:

    Does the split wood dry faster if you have a fan blowing on it right from the start? ;?

    Do you have to prop one end of the fan up a bit so that it makes a full sweep? o_O

    Or actually, maybe the fan would work better if you stood it up vertically? ;hm

    Betcha a gas powered fan would get more wood split. I recommend at least 60cc's. ::-)

    :p;lol;)
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  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    To hell with the fan, get that cooler in the top left corner closer to your splitting area!
  4. smokinj

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    Maybe set the fan on top of the ice ice baby!
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  5. lukem

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    Position the fan so that it blows dirt/dust away from the operator, not directly into his/her face. :p
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  6. HDRock

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    No noticeable loss in power , 65 ft of 12/3 ,W a 20 amp power strip
    Did you have to upgrade your electrical service ;? I rewired it for more power ugg ugg
    Does the split wood dry faster if you have a fan blowing on it right from the start? / Oh ya dries during the process ::-)
    A gas powered fan would be my best choice , 110 cc's I think ::-)
    It did the job ,kept me much more comfortable at the splitter , just the facts sir, nothing but the facts ::-);lol>>:p
  7. MrWhoopee

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    Sweeet!!!! This will extend my splitting hours each day! I'm on it, only a BIGGER fan!
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  8. HDRock

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    This worked better than I thought it would, even with the 12" fan, It makes a big difference , when I stepped away from the splitter and did some stacking, I sweat my butt off :eek:
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    Great idea!
    I think I will install an accessory outlet in my splitter control box.
    Then I can use my electric chainsaw to trim the ones that are just a little too long. :)
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    Good idea but not sure a fan would motivate me
    to be splitting & stacking in the temps youns down there are getting.

    All I can say it that's "true dedication".

    You're nuts, but dedicated. LOL :)
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    oh but to have such problems ;hm was only 3::C here the night before last
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    I know U polar bears can't take the heat ;)

    I does suck but , I just started burning 100% last winter so I need to get ahead
    ,Next year I shouldn't have to do this
    I am working in the shade and, Having the fan blowing on me makes is suck less , so I can do more before that point ,where I cant take it , and have to go take a break in the air cond house.
    I didn't do a lot outside today but within an hour my clothes were just soaked
    I am kinda use to it, I sweat my butt off for 32 summers in the Buick factory , Inside there It doesn't even cool off at night, It's a hot som beech :eek:
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    Yea, When I come back in the summers to PA /WV to visit, I almost melt.
    Body has forgot how to sweat being here for 30+ years.

    Know the drive you have to get ahead.
    I did it last year, 3 cord cut with leaves on the trees in late spring, in the mosquitoes.
    Got 6 more in the fall until it snowed & shut the cutting area road down, but was enough
    to get ahead. A few scrounges , about 2 cord.
    Not all stacked & measured in the shed yet
    but should be 3 years of wood so only need to get 6 to 8 this fall to maintain.

    With the work you are putting toward the goal,
    I have no doubt you'll get there soon.
    With all you've been doing, you gotta be getting close ?
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    In the past I be out at crack of dawn for couple hours of splitting before Mr. Sun started his baking session. I am far enough ahead now days that I can cruise and only work on splitin and stackin when 75 or less out. Preferably with a decent breeze to hold down the blood suckers ( no not the IRS)
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    I have two reclaimed furnace fans mounted on an axle and rear wheels with handles (think push mower handle). These things really move some air. Volumes. They work great in a shop setting and are mobile enough to go where you need them. Point one of them suckers at ya while splitting and it may just blow the splits into a pile for you.:cool:
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    How about a small window AC unit ? :)
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  19. Pallet Pete

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    Hd my inventive friend you need to figure out how to mount that fan on a beer can so you can drink a cold frosty beer with a breeze.

    Pete

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