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What are the opinions on this new fan?

Post in 'The Gear' started by chazcarr, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    I need some new fans for my house, the current ones are an electrical nightmare and more likely to burn the place down then my insert ever will. While researching I came across this fan, and would like some people's opinion on it.

    It is new, and pricey. However it seems to move (hopefully warm) air around quite well and Christmas is almost here.

    Thoughts?

    More info one it here

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  2. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    I think I would hold off for now and see if & how it flies.
  3. Tramontana

    Tramontana Burning Hunk

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    From the look of the demo video, it appears to be an exhaust fan, not a circulation fan. Watching the smoke column, it disappears vs dispersing?

    Did I miss something?

    Cheers!
  4. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    If you get one let us know how it works out. Looks like one of them would be perfect fpr my place but wicked pricey.
  5. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Th fan is supposed to even out the temperature in the entire room floor to ceiling. So I think the point is that it fogs the smoke everywhere.

    I will hold off for now, seems great, but if it is popular it will probably drop in price eventually.
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    At my local vmc (Vets of madison co) they have 4 of these but there used to eat smoke.
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I don't like the look of them at all. WAY too contemporary, IMO. But I'm old-fashioned as it gets, so that's just a personal opinion.

    Not to mention they are danged expensive....
  8. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Where do you tie the stuffed animals to entertain the kids?
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  9. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Looks like they would be fine in winter, pulling air up and sending sideways to the walls. Can't be reversed in summer like a standard ceiling fan, though, so you wouldn't get the cooling downdrafts. I don't believe they're selling these as exhaust fans or to deal with smoke (the white stuff was computer graphics to illustrate airflow), but rather as replacements for conventional ceiling fans.

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