Saturday, May 21, 2011
Anybody Else A FAN Of.....Of Uhhh....Of Moving Air? Ugh...Hey, You Try Coming Up With A Witty Opener Every Day! Status: In Use.
Just like the mixers yesterday, these babies are built to last. The window fan is as heavy as a tank. The hassock fan might not be as sturdy but it's still an amazing little fan that we use in the bedroom.
...And yes, actually I do have more than these two! I have yet another window fan and another
MUCH older hassock fan out in the garage. I need to clean them up and replace the cords on
them. The cord on the other window fan overheated on one of the days we were moving
furniture here from the place on the south side. It was real stinky and a little smokey. I had it
out in the garage moving air around as it was about 115 in the shade that day. Yeah, we
picked the first SUPER hot week of the summer to move. That sucked. Two years ago and I'm
still a little bitter.
This guy is blowing on me as I write. It only has two speeds; Low and Hi. Low is sometimes a
little too much but when you need to move some air...oh baby, this is the guy to call on. I picked
this up years ago at an estate sale. I couldn't believe how heavy it was. Then I had to lug it all
the way back to the car. If you frequent estate sales you know how far away you sometimes
have to park. These days, the Girlfriend MAKES me park far away so that I don't blow a gasket
when I'm ready to leave and every other idiot is driving (in the single lane left by people parking
on BOTH sides of the street) right up to the front door of the sale to find that magical empty
spot waiting just for them only to have to drive back down that lane of shame to find that not so
magical spot WAAAAYYYY back there where the came from, all the while having to take turns
on the one lane with the OTHER idiots thinking they can beat the odds as well. But I digress.
Now we just park at the end of the obvious line of parked estate sale customers. I hate traffic
like you've never known. I'll walk, thank you. But dag that fan was heavy! Shoulda' brought
The great thing about a hassock fan is that it takes air off the floor and pushes it upward! We
are in a "slab" ranch. The floor is concrete. It has radiant heat so the floor is warm in the winter.
Put a fan on that warm floor that sucks air off of it and redistributes it! Genius! In the summer
the heat is off and below that concrete is the nice cool earth. The concrete is probably the
coolest surface in the house when the central AC is off. Hey, put a fan on that cool floor that
sucks air off of it and redistributes it! Genius! Hassock fans rule. I'm thinking about painting this
one. It's all plastic and I'm not enamored of the color. It'd be an easy project. Anybody got a
suggestion for the color or colors or color scheme? The "ducting" is in sections so I could
easily paint them a different color or something. I don't know. I'm just kicking ideas around.