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    07-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Stall fans

Any recommendations for brands of fans for horse stalls? I want heavier duty than your typical $20 plastic box fan but I don't know where to look. I'm assuming I'll be attaching to the stall bars with zip ties.
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    07-19-2013, 12:07 PM
My barn uses box fans, but you can guarantee that they all quit after one summer season or so. They are secured by short bungee cords, which makes it easier to move.
    07-19-2013, 01:59 PM
I've got just a basic box fan that had been used for 5ish years for hot weather. Hooked up with a couple of bungee cords.

There are a couple of people who put their fans on top pointing down. That's just silly, though. Hot air rises, so they're pushing the hottest air down on their horses. Knowing basics of physics is good sometimes.
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    07-19-2013, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by SEAmom    
There are a couple of people who put their fans on top pointing down. That's just silly, though. Hot air rises, so they're pushing the hottest air down on their horses. Knowing basics of physics is good sometimes.
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Exactly. I see this all the time.
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    07-19-2013, 03:19 PM
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We're in the process of changing our freebie free standing fans that do a good job but take up too much floor space with rotating ceiling fans from Northern Tool online - we got one to try and its doing a good job so we've ordered more.
    07-19-2013, 03:32 PM
Here is what I found: Circulation Fans, Barn Fans, Stable Fans, Horse Arena Fans, Equine Arena Cooling, Stall Fan - FarmTek
    07-19-2013, 05:57 PM
Thanks for your input!
    07-27-2013, 03:50 AM
Green Broke
Anything you use is going to be pulling dust through the motor, and while many of ours get 2 seasons? Most don't.

Not sure if the extra expense is worth it?

But hope to see those that have put in ceiling fans come and tell us what they are finding out.
    07-27-2013, 11:14 AM
The industrial ones have sealed motor housing to keep dust out,, and should last many years. Ended up buying a cheap HDX from Home depot, as many other boarders are perfectly happy with them
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    07-27-2013, 02:13 PM
The trick to making $20 box fans last is to clean them with a leaf blower once a month. And when you're done using them for the season, blow them clean and cover them with a garbage bag before you store them.

I've had my same fans for 5 years, pretty good barn fans.
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