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    Default Best Fan for a box

    I have a 2 hole box that I am putting fans inside of. What kind do you use and where do you get them. $ is not an issue, want good fans to keep the dogs cool. What are my options?

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    10" transmission cooler fan from any auto parts store.
    Runs on 12v and moves a lot of air. Around $50
    Kenneth Farris

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    try a couple of computer cooling fans 3'' ,I run six fans on my three dog box on a battery pack for a good 8 hrs.

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    transmission fan works great but get it at a wrecking yard, i paid less than 15 bucks for 1

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    Use a bilge exhaust fan. The goal is to pull hot air out.

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    I have a 2 hole homemade ownes dog box that I have 1 bielge pump fan on each side. Moves alot of air, only thing is they are load. If you use them, you mit need to power them down. Plan on putting a reostate fan switch to see if this helps.

    Nolan

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    I have "fantastic vent fans". I ripped them out of the roof of an old RV. Very quiet and draws very little juice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetland_retrievers View Post
    I have "fantastic vent fans". I ripped them out of the roof of an old RV. Very quiet and draws very little juice.
    I just bought a Fantastic 4000. Can find them on ebay for $120 brand new. It may be a bit over kill for a two hole box, however, I would much rather have too much than not enough...

    Model 4000

    Select speed (1-low, 2-medium or 3-high). Placing the IN/OUT switch in the center (neutral) position can turn off fan blade.


    Technical Information:
    ? Durable, proven longevity
    ? Quiet, 12 ?volt ceiling fan with 3-speeds
    ? Lexan dome/Lifetime guarantee
    ? Removable screen for easy cleaning
    ? Reversible fan blade motor (in or out)
    ? Low AMP draw insures full-time use
    ? Optional insulated dome




    Fits 14 X 14 Roof Opening. Interior clamp fits 1" to 4 1/2" roof thickness. Operates on 12VDC. Mounting hardware and instructions included.

    Specifications:
    ? Rooftop weight 11lbs.
    ? Dimensions 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 3 1/2*




    High......920/CFM...3.00/AMPS
    Medium......653/CFM...2.29/AMPS
    Low......478/CFM...1.86/AMPS

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    You can go with a ceiling fan and I buy it from local store.

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    Over kill but I went with a fantastic fan. I wanted ability to reverse the direction. I do wish I had got the remote though.
    George Billings
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    "Scout" Amigold Eagle Eyed Scout - He left with my heart.
    "Tess" Amigold Duckus Takem - Miss her greatly

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