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Offline Deal Ninja

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Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« on: Jan 07, 2019, 04:21 PM »
So, every trip out last year with my Polar Bird hub, I grumbled about the crazy uneven temperature in my hub; freezing at shin level, but sweltering hot at my head and above.  I knew that Clam made a fan/light combo specifically to address this issue, but I read of numerous quality complaints, so I kept looking.  Saturday I stumbled across this little gem for $12.99!  And itís AMAZING!  USB powered, two very quiet speeds and it really throws the air!  Canít speak to its durability over the long haul obviously, but my initial impression is that it will work awesome to provide enough air circulation to alleviate the hot and cold spots in my hub.  With 288 reviews, 4 1/2 stars and $12.99, itís hard to go wrong!  Highly recommend!  I will be powering it with either one of my M18 Fuel batteries or a RavPower 18,000mah power pack.  Dimensions are 6Ē tall X 6Ē wide X 3Ē deep and weighs 7oz even.

https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Speeds-Powered-Powerful-Office/dp/B01MR2SEAR/ref=pd_ybh_a_7?

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2019, 05:39 PM »
Cant beat that price! I use my m18 fan but even on low it moves too much air and makes it a bit chilly. It's still better than having no air moving tho!

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2019, 05:42 PM »
I've always wondered about them little powered usb fans.  Didn't realize they've grown up in size nowadays.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2019, 05:54 PM »
I wired up a 200mm computer fan to hang from the center hub, but it only pushes 110cfm and I didn't notice as big of a difference as I had hoped.  It was light and thin, but this may be the ticket.  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2019, 06:02 PM »
Cant beat that price! I use my m18 fan but even on low it moves too much air and makes it a bit chilly. It's still better than having no air moving tho!

I looked hard at those, but didnít like the price or the weight!  Theyíre very nice Iím sure, but I just wanted a small lightweight fan to move some air and this little guy fit the bill!

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2019, 09:09 AM »
Do you ceiling mount and face it down? Or do you just let it throw air across the shanty?

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Do you ceiling mount and face it down? Or do you just let it throw air across the shanty?

Not sure yet! lol  I want to circulate the air, but I don't want to feel a breeze making it feel any chillier than it is per 830king's experience.  I'll probably move it around and try different things until I figure out what works best.  Since I won't be fishing again this weekend, maybe I'll set the hub up in the driveway and play around with it to see what works best when the heater is running.  Will update the thread with my findings.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2019, 02:50 PM »
Not sure yet! lol  I want to circulate the air, but I don't want to feel a breeze making it feel any chillier than it is per 830king's experience.  I'll probably move it around and try different things until I figure out what works best.  Since I won't be fishing again this weekend, maybe I'll set the hub up in the driveway and play around with it to see what works best when the heater is running.  Will update the thread with my findings.

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Could you hook a dimmer inline with this?  Make it act like a variable speed fan if you get too much air moving?  I am thinking along the lines that folks do with the LED lights. 

Also, did that manufacurer mention how many CFM its moving?  I have a computer fan right now on my smaller flipover, but don't have anything for the hub yet. 
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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 2019, 02:58 PM »
If uneven heating is a problem if you own rigid drill like the octane hammer drill or the r86116 hammer drill the battery are compatible with this fan wich is way better quality then most every thing out there.. plus the lsa on it and I got the usb charger for my cell phone and bluetooth speaker.. I also got a power inverter for the car plus the drills and a 1/2 inch impact driver to boot.. and planning a whole lot more!! Any how see link to fan..

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-GEN5X-Hybrid-Fan-Tool-Only-R860720B/205907844


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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 2019, 03:01 PM »
I wired up a 200mm computer fan to hang from the center hub, but it only pushes 110cfm and I didn't notice as big of a difference as I had hoped.  It was light and thin, but this may be the ticket.  Thanks for sharing!

I did this and it manages to even temp out after about 15 minutes of running in my otter xth pro lodge......it did struggle when I had an uninsulated hub.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #10 on: Jan 08, 2019, 03:02 PM »
Could you hook a dimmer inline with this?  Make it act like a variable speed fan if you get too much air moving?  I am thinking along the lines that folks do with the LED lights. 

Also, did that manufacturer mention how many CFM its moving?  I have a computer fan right now on my smaller flipover, but don't have anything for the hub yet.

It already has two speeds, so one or the other should work ok I hope.  The manufacturer does not list a CFM figure, but I would guess it's not a bunch more than one of the computer fans.  The things that sold me on it were the price and USB power.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #11 on: Jan 08, 2019, 05:39 PM »
So, every trip out last year with my Polar Bird hub, I grumbled about the crazy uneven temperature in my hub; freezing at shin level, but sweltering hot at my head and above.  I knew that Clam made a fan/light combo specifically to address this issue, but I read of numerous quality complaints, so I kept looking.  Saturday I stumbled across this little gem for $12.99!  And itís AMAZING!  USB powered, two very quiet speeds and it really throws the air!  Canít speak to its durability over the long haul obviously, but my initial impression is that it will work awesome to provide enough air circulation to alleviate the hot and cold spots in my hub.  With 288 reviews, 4 1/2 stars and $12.99, itís hard to go wrong!  Highly recommend!  I will be powering it with either one of my M18 Fuel batteries or a RavPower 18,000mah power pack.  Dimensions are 6Ē tall X 6Ē wide X 3Ē deep and weighs 7oz even.

https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Speeds-Powered-Powerful-Office/dp/B01MR2SEAR/ref=pd_ybh_a_7?

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Hey I like that! Thanks for sharing this little gem. 2 or 3 of these in the permy would be nice also.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #12 on: Jan 09, 2019, 07:38 AM »
You can buy them with onboard rechargeable batteries too. I used to use one in my 9416i for the same reason and I really liked it but my battery I hooked it up to eventually died. I just bought a new one with a 5200 mAh battery for $20 off Amazon. I haven't gotten to test this new one out yet since it hasn't been cold around here lately but it is much larger than the old one.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #13 on: Jan 09, 2019, 11:34 AM »
You can buy them with onboard rechargeable batteries too. I used to use one in my 9416i for the same reason and I really liked it but my battery I hooked it up to eventually died. I just bought a new one with a 5200 mAh battery for $20 off Amazon. I haven't gotten to test this new one out yet since it hasn't been cold around here lately but it is much larger than the old one.

I looked at those, but I have a bunch of spare Milwaukee Fuel batteries, so...  Good luck with the one you got!  I figure even 5ah Fuel battery will last longer than I'll need it before it needs charging.  I think the fan I got draws .5 amps.

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #14 on: Jan 09, 2019, 11:41 AM »
It's a few dollars more, but it's battery operated and can either sit on a cooler or hag from the ceiling of my hub. Have had no issues with it


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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #15 on: Jan 09, 2019, 12:44 PM »
I looked at those, but I have a bunch of spare Milwaukee Fuel batteries, so...  Good luck with the one you got!  I figure even 5ah Fuel battery will last longer than I'll need it before it needs charging.  I think the fan I got draws .5 amps.

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I think this one will last longer with out breaking down on you as in more reliable..  .. versus the one you bought ..

https://www.tooltopia.com/milwaukee-0886-20.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid_search_google_pla&adpos=1o8&scid=scplpMLW088620&sc_intid=MLW088620&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIx82yi63h3wIVjZ-fCh3wuAHtEAQYCCABEgIXgvD_BwE


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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #16 on: Jan 09, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Someone higher up said that milwaukee fan moves to much air even on the lowest setting

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2019, 03:11 PM »
Someone higher up said that milwaukee fan moves to much air even on the lowest setting

Was wondering if it would?? That's for the heads up..

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Re: Hub shelter air circulation solved on the cheap!
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2019, 08:56 AM »
I have a USB clip fan that I got off Amazon.  Works good used it past two years in deer blind.  Also will stand on base.  Helps keep windows free of condensation and even out heat.  Ran all weekend on 5amp dewalt battery.  I now have the dewalt heater with fan.  I'm a fan of fans.

 



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