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    Default Ceiling fans in barns??

    Has anyone tried putting ceiling fans in their barns? How did they work or did they? Did your horses freak?

    I have an old bank barn that I'd like to install ceiling fans insead of the two large industrial standing fans for this summer. Any ideas???
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    I've had ceiling fans in my stalls for 17 years. No problems, ever (knocking on wood).

    I still use the big standing fans in the barn aisle though on those 90+ humid summer days.
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    Cool Closed Motor Industrial Fans for Barn Ceilings Work GREAT ~

    I have Closed Motor Industrial Fans for my ceiling fans ~ work nicely in addition to individual stall fans ~ IMHO
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    Make sure the motor is TEFC spec (Totally Enclosed, Fan Cooled)
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    On the side where the roof is high enough, I have ceiling fans; on fan for each two stalls. They are awesome! So much quieter and more efficient than box fans. Wish I could do them all around! As ZUZu said, look for closed motor fans made for industrial use.
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    Thanks everyone - you guys are the best!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zu Zu View Post
    I have Closed Motor Industrial Fans for my ceiling fans ~ work nicely in addition to individual stall fans ~ IMHO
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    well,I thought I had posted a reply. Oh well.

    We put in some industrial agricultural fans last year. I have been less than impressed with them.



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    We love ours -- and the added side benefit that it keeps birds out of the barn. We run them summer and winter.
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    I have them. The only suggestion I have is...
    make sure no turkeys are roosting on the beams near the fans when you turn them on. You may end up with a lot of white feathers all over your barn if you don't.

    Other than that little episode I love them.
    M



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