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  • #548797
    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    well i found one solar one that i want to use for 400 cfm. However i need a longer 12v power cord male to male i think to get this solar fan working. Now to source a longer power cord.

    @r-ice
    Would it not be easier to just splice the wiring and extend it? No need for adapters. Just use the same gauge wire.

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    #549191
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    well i found one solar one that i want to use for 400 cfm. However i need a longer 12v power cord male to male i think to get this solar fan working. Now to source a longer power cord.

    @r-ice
    Would it not be easier to just splice the wiring and extend it? No need for adapters. Just use the same gauge wire.

    That’s what I was thinking as well.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #549208
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    well i found one solar one that i want to use for 400 cfm. However i need a longer 12v power cord male to male i think to get this solar fan working. Now to source a longer power cord.

    @r-ice
    Would it not be easier to just splice the wiring and extend it? No need for adapters. Just use the same gauge wire.

    That’s what I was thinking as well.

    well I am going to go pick it up and take it apart and then we shall see exactly what wiring i need to extend it. I am hoping it is an easy fix.

    #549213
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    well i found one solar one that i want to use for 400 cfm. However i need a longer 12v power cord male to male i think to get this solar fan working. Now to source a longer power cord.

    @r-ice
    Would it not be easier to just splice the wiring and extend it? No need for adapters. Just use the same gauge wire.

    That’s what I was thinking as well.

    well I am going to go pick it up and take it apart and then we shall see exactly what wiring i need to extend it. I am hoping it is an easy fix.

    Post up some pics when you do take it apart. I have a bunch of 16 – 18 GA butt connectors and heat shrink that you can use. Just need to figure out the wire gauge.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
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    #549898
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I don’t have it apart yet, but if this turns out successful, i may buy another one and alter the plenum to fit a second one of these solar attic fans, It works pretty well, if i work on redoing the roof, i’d want to buy a few of these to install for the house.

    #549912
    Doobie
    Moderator

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    #550036
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    here just took them apart this morning.
    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    #550043

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    here just took them apart this morning.
    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    here just took them apart this morning.
    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    Hey those look like they should do very well. Looking forward to seeing how they work out in the kiln

    #550053
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    Looks like it will do the job.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #550115
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    here just took them apart this morning.
    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    You should show us some pics Aaron. You’ve got me curious what you are dealing with and what you bought for it.

    here just took them apart this morning.
    its a 400 cfm solar attic fan. I took the cover off the solar panel to test it out yesterday and it just took off, If this goes well i may have to pick up one more to give additional cfm.

    Hey those look like they should do very well. Looking forward to seeing how they work out in the kiln

    Oh i think they will work for sure, i will probably need one more when i load up the kiln to the max. Apparently this kiln was designed so it would be impossible to dry wood too fast even with 1000 cfm fan running full blast in there, so having one more to bring it up to 800 cfm would be decent. I do need to rewire it completely, probably do it in such a way i can unclip it if i need to do any maintenance

    #550164
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Thanks for putting up some pics Aaron. That’s an interesting fan you found.

    #550168
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I wouldn’t get a second one right away. Wait to see how this one works along with adjusting the vents on the back to see how it does. You might find that you will not need the second fan.

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    #550199
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Really curious now to see the finished hookup and the kiln in operation.

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    #550202
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I wouldn’t get a second one right away. Wait to see how this one works along with adjusting the vents on the back to see how it does. You might find that you will not need the second fan.

    depending on the amount of wood i have in there, i may not need a second one till i put planks in there and fill it up to the bottom of the plenum.

    #550469
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I wonder if the math is sound, two fans equaling 800cfm? Since the air would already be moving with one fan, I think the second fan would be pushing less air if that makes sence.

    #550495
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I wonder if the math is sound, two fans equaling 800cfm? Since the air would already be moving with one fan, I think the second fan would be pushing less air if that makes sence.

    would it matter if i placed them on each side. So for example, one one the left side blowing towards the front, the second one on the right side facing the back, blowing the air towards the back so it creates a wind tunnel effect.

    #550530
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I wonder if the math is sound, two fans equaling 800cfm? Since the air would already be moving with one fan, I think the second fan would be pushing less air if that makes sence.

    would it matter if i placed them on each side. So for example, one one the left side blowing towards the front, the second one on the right side facing the back, blowing the air towards the back so it creates a wind tunnel effect.

    What about one blows the air in and the other is pulling it out of the kiln?

    #550539
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    What about one blows the air in and the other is pulling it out of the kiln?

    What about one blows the air in and the other is pulling it out of the kiln?

    I believe they need to be in parallel (side by side) to get the desired 800 cfm.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #550550
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I think I need more pics to understand this application better as to where the fans are to be located.

    #550552
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    What about one blows the air in and the other is pulling it out of the kiln?

    What about one blows the air in and the other is pulling it out of the kiln?

    I believe they need to be in parallel (side by side) to get the desired 800 cfm.

    In this solar kiln, the air needs to circulate within the kiln itself. it is undesirable to pull cool air inside the kiln itself as it will negate the effects of the hot air to dry the wood. Right now I just have to get the right wiring and connectors to extend the reach of the panel and i can install it sometime this week i hope.

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