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  • TSC Crappy Crappy Fans

    With the predicted heat of 104 degrees today, I bought 2 fans at TSC. They are beyond crappy. I have purchased their sealed motor fans before for the barn and have been quite satisfied. I liked the fact that they were heavy duty and made for barn applications. The new ones are very cheaply made, the motors are not vented, and when we took down the one we had running for a few hours in order to change the position, the motor was burning HOT Really can't see how that would be safe. Back they go!! Please be careful.
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    #2
    These are the County Line brand. The wall mounted fan has a pull cord to turn it on.

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    • #3
      I'm glad I bought mine a couple of years ago. Maybe order from Graingers?

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      • #4
        Not that I doubt they are generally crappy, but how can a sealed motor also be vented?

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        • #5
          I just got the high velocity 20" metal circle fans from walmart. $46. They push a lot of air through the stalls.

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          • #6
            Has anyone tried any fans from Farmtek? They have some that look interesting.

            Fans scare me

            Bloody hot here though!

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            • #7
              I have 3 of the 20" fans from Home Depot - $45 each. Its like a cyclone in there! LOVE them.
              Last edited by KrazyTBMare; Jul. 3, 2012, 07:48 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by tangledweb View Post
                Not that I doubt they are generally crappy, but how can a sealed motor also be vented?
                I was wondering that myself.

                My sealed motor fans are not vented.

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                • #9
                  We get all of our fans and farm supplies through Harbor Freight. They are exponentially less expensive than TSC and better quality.
                  If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                  DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                  Originally posted by talkofthetown
                  As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    I misspoke or miswrote, or whatever. They have the motor enclosed, but with vents. They are not waterproof. But seriously, that's what you took away from my warning? And yes, I would normally order from a place like Farmtec or other. I was in a hurry. Sorry.

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                    • #11
                      Well yes, because the thing you complained about is not accurate.

                      If it has vents it is not a sealed motor. And you want a sealed motor in the barn. Getting dust and debris into the motor in the quantity that you find in a barn can cause the motor to over heat. All of tractor supplies fans are not a sealed motor.

                      I do think this is a good warning for people to make sure they pay attention to what they buy for their barn fans.

                      I found a good deal on a large floor fan at Lowes once.

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                      • #12
                        Is this the fan from TSC you talking about?

                        http://www.tractorsupply.com/countyl...3#BVRRWidgetID

                        I have several that I bought earlier this year for stall fans and have pleased with them. They are really going to get a workout from today on through the weekend. Temps are suposed to be in excess of 102f every day.

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                          Originally posted by pds View Post
                          Is this the fan from TSC you talking about?

                          http://www.tractorsupply.com/countyl...3#BVRRWidgetID

                          I have several that I bought earlier this year for stall fans and have pleased with them. They are really going to get a workout from today on through the weekend. Temps are suposed to be in excess of 102f every day.
                          Yes that is the one. Also the wall mounted one.

                          And Trubandloki what I complained about was not the sealed or vented part, think I retracted that, but that the fan motor was so hot you could not touch it for more than a few seconds as in grill hot. Take it as you will.

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                          • #14
                            Yikes. I'm going to check mine this eve. when I get home.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SLR View Post
                              Yes that is the one. Also the wall mounted one.

                              And Trubandloki what I complained about was not the sealed or vented part, think I retracted that, but that the fan motor was so hot you could not touch it for more than a few seconds as in grill hot. Take it as you will.
                              I think Trubandloki's point was that a fan with vents in the motor can get dust and debris in the motor, thus making it run hot, which may be why yours are running hot.

                              I don't think they were trying to start an argument, I think that they were trying to give relevant information about fan motors. At least I found it relevant, I didn't know that about fans. My barn doesn't have electricity so I'll be heading over there in the afternoon to do some hosing down of horses.
                              Originally posted by Rumorhasit93
                              Just because AmeriCAN doesn't mean you AmeriSHOULD.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by SLR View Post
                                With the predicted heat of 104 degrees today, I bought 2 fans at TSC. They are beyond crappy. I have purchased their sealed motor fans before for the barn and have been quite satisfied. I liked the fact that they were heavy duty and made for barn applications. The new ones are very cheaply made, the motors are not vented, and when we took down the one we had running for a few hours in order to change the position, the motor was burning HOT Really can't see how that would be safe. Back they go!! Please be careful.
                                Just a bit of info .. Small motors are not very energy effective. So they run hot. Insulation systems for motors are capable of much higher temps than past. Motors can be too hot to hold in a bare hand, but normal.


                                See here >> http://www.motorsanddrives.com/cowern/motorterms4.html

                                Keeping hay and dust off the motor is always a good practice. The cooler a motor runs the longer its life.
                                Equus makus brokus but happy

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                                • #17
                                  yikes, i just bought 2 of those wall mounted ones last week, only have one up and going............better check it.......
                                  BUT for those of you who are saying fns from wlamart and home depot................these are not enclosed motors are they?........i thought only the enclosd ones were safe to use in the barn...................

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                                  • #18
                                    I bought enclosed motor fans from Home Depot last year:

                                    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

                                    So far they are great. But I agree the majority of fans at places like Walmart/Home Depot are not, unlike the Ag stores.

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                                      #19
                                      The NEW ones, CountyLine brand are totally enclosed motors. I mistakenly called them sealed. Sorry. I Assumed incorrectly that the reason they were so hot was because they were not vented. The old ones have vents in the back. My OLD ones are cleaned regularly, thank you very much.The NEW ones CountyLine brand are VERY hot to the touch after having run a few hours. Thank you hosspuller for saying that is normal, but I'm not gonna use them. I also Assumed that others would think they were safe to use in barn applications. Maybe they are. It scared me to feel how hot they were. Just wanted to give a heads up.

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                                      • #20
                                        Just as I was going to pick one of the TSC fans up on the way home!

                                        Poor horse standing in his stall sweating needs something to replace the one I checked last night after running for 5 minutes and the motor was HOT! Freaked me out, a lot!

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