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u/OutOfTheLimits · 4 pointsr/AskCulinary

Really depends you'll have to measure your window or just experiment. If you can't get one specific as a window fan you can always get a small, square or rectangular fan and find a way to shove it in there.

Forgot to mention I also open a window on the other side of my place so fresh air enters there and takes the smokey, smelly air out on the other side

edit.. /u/Muskellunge120 , I got this one 4 yrs ago. Expensive but running well as ever. Bet the cheaper ones are fine too though. Recently took apart to clean (so oily from cooking/ dusty from where I live) and it's doing just fine. A while ago I opened it up and disconnected the speaker so it doesn't make annoying beeps anymore.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065DKJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's really key to have the fan directly in the window and blowing air out, and to have that cross flow by opening a window on the other side. It would be great if one of these window fans fits since they move a lot of air and they cover the whole window opening. Used to smoke a lot of pot in college and never got caught thanks to these things. Truly got good at ensuring our place was aired out well and the smell never hit the hallway ;) Later in life those skills are still useful.. heh. Generally speaking I don't think cooking should make excess smoke (except searing like mentioned) but it definitely creates a lot of smells and smoke even if things are going well. Hence why I always use the fan, I love to cook but hate to have my place reek. Deep fried potatoes in batches yesterday and it's pretty fresh in here today. Can't even imagine how long it would smell otherwise.

If you go the outdoor route also look into the Coleman Classic. It's like $40 from Walmart or similar, propane bottles are cheap (but kinda wasteful), or a big propane tank connected to that would last a long time.

u/Jingy_ · 1 pointr/Assistance

Just one window definitely makes it harder, but you can still get some circulation going if you put a box fan in the window.

I suggest turning the fan to blow out during the day, with the bedroom door open to allow air flow.
Then turn the fan to pull air in during the cooler evening/night.

you're better off not bothering with those little window fans like this , because they are pretty much always too weak to do any good.
Get a basic box fan like this , and just cover the window space next to the fan with a board or curtain or something.

u/goodfellaslxa · 1 pointr/PipeTobacco

If you decide to gamble with it, what worked for me when I shared a house with several other people was to use a box fan in the window. Now that I have my own house I still use a fan, but actually bought a proper window fan (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_KM4lyb3M94TK9). My den/smoking room doesn't stink despite many cigars in the past few months.

The secret to using a fan in the window is that it MUST make a decent seal. You want the fan to create a vacuum in the room that you are smoking in. I have done with with cardboard and scotch tape, but the window fan has panels built in that accomplishes this.

If you can create a vacuum in the room, either keep the door closed or cracked, depending on how much air can flow under it. You should be able to hold your hand near the door and feel the air being sucked in. This is called negative-pressure.

If you can achieve negative pressure in a room that doesn't have an air-conditioner intake in it, you should not only keep the smell in that room to a minimum, but also prevent anyone on the other side of the door from being able to smell the smoke. I was able to smoke cigars in a room and no one else in the house could tell, but that only worked once I learned to create a seal on the window.

To really test it, you must get a non-smoker to do a sniff test, since a smoker won't notice a faint odor that non-smokers will.

Any faint smells may be eliminated by using an ozone generator. Lampe Bergers with neutral oil work well too.

Good luck.

u/myownalias · 1 pointr/homelab

I would consider at least sheetrocking the inside of the comms closet (no need for mud and painting). Exposed insulation will generate a lot of dust from air movement and vibration in the house. Your equipment and your family don't need it. Second, exposed studs will transmit some noise. A cheap way to improve the sound isolation is to build a double stud rock wool wall, basically 2x4s on a 2x6 sill. Let the interior sheet rock absorb the sound.

400 watts of heat in a 35 sq ft room is a lot (imagine 4 people spending several hours in that room, in summer). You're definitely going to need ventilation if you don't want equipment fans to ramp up, especially being in a well insulated room. I would suggest playing around with your layout so you can have the closet ventilate into the unfinished area without ducts, which restrict flow.

You probably want to run cable conduit where you have a finished ceiling, so locating the panel near the unfinished area may cut down on that expense.

The electrical panel will also require a minimum 3 ft in front, 30 inches wide to meet electrical code. With the rack in place, the 5 ft of that room probably isn't enough.

In your diagram, you haven't made it easy to access the back of the rack. If you're working on the rack, you will soon appreciate having 30 inches of space behind it. You would probably also enjoy a workbench big enough to hold a rack mount server, in front of the rack. You could build storage above and below the workbench. A wall mounted screen would be nice.

If it were me, I'd extend the closet all the way to the brown bench(?) and drop the reading nook. Put a low and a high vent by the laundry equipment side for ventilation. Maybe instead of the top vent, get a dual fan with thermostat. I'd put the rack against the exterior wall, with the back of the rack close to the electrical panel, so you can use the access space twice. I'd put a work bench on the outside wall where the chair is (leaving enough space to install a server in the rack). I would leave the patch panel where it is or mount it between the electrical panel and the back of the rack, and run a cable tray overhead from the patch panel out to the unfinished basement. You could easily drop cables for the rack, etc. I'd have the door to the room open into the office, opposite the work bench.

If you put the 18' wall closer to the orange thing, the extra space would let you make a W arrangement for desks instead of a J. This will be very useful if you ever have someone working with you, or maybe two people playing games. Instead of the top part of the J, you could have the reading nook there. If the storage closet is all shelves of computer stuff, I'd move the space to the comm closet and save a wall and door. If it's other things, I'd open it to the unfinished area instead.

From personal experience, I'd avoid square inside corners on the desks. Definitely spend the time/money on circular shapes on the inside corners as it will make it possible to arrange a keyboard and mouse at any angle. You probably want about a 20" radius.

Just my thoughts. You have a fun project ahead!

u/loneflanger · 2 pointsr/mflb

Ever since I've been smoking and have had to clear the smell out, I've used one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Holmes-HAWF2043-Twin-Window-Fan/dp/B000065DK8

I don't have that exact model, but I have one similar to it. Most if not all of them have switches for each fan to change from intake to exhaust. They fit in your window pretty snuggly and can clear a room of smoke pretty quickly. I usually blow hits directly into it (both from the MFLB and a bowl) and have never had any problems with smell. Of course, it will smell on the other side of the window but it seems to dissipate quicker than just simply blowing it out of the window.

Plus you can use it for its intended purpose during the late spring/early summer when it's too cold at night to use the A/C but warm enough during the day where you need to do more than just open a window to keep a room cool.

u/Javin007 · 4 pointsr/DnD

The setup was STUPID easy. You attach the door knob, then just follow the instructions (videos are available online) to "level" it, which basically just involves: 1.) Putting a piece of paper on the screen. 2.) Pressing the "home" button. 3.) Lowering the platform a tiny bit at a time until there's "resistance" on the paper enough that you can't push it back in. 4.) Tighten the platform with the provided hex wrench. 5.) Hit the rezero button. Whole process takes maybe 60 seconds. What's more, it seems like once you've got it locked in, even removing and replacing the platform doesn't screw it up.

For tips:

1.) A lot of people bitch about the slicer software that comes with it, and say to use the ChiTuBox. I tried this, and it jacked up my first prints. I don't recommend it. I ended up going back and installing the software that comes with the Photon, and it's perfectly fine. It's not great at auto-strutting, but you can add struts manually to "low" spots.

2.) So far, the most reliable "auto-strut" settings I've found are 30% "light" struts. Literally ALL of my medium / heavy strutting (haven't gone above 30%) have failed and fallen into the vat. 30% light seems to pretty reliably do the trick, though.

3.) Obviously this is going to require some tweaking based on the temperature you keep the house, and which resin you use, but I'm sticking with the clearish green that comes with it. Go with a 4 layer base, at 50 seconds, then a 7.5 second "light" with a 3 second "off". Finally, the layer thickness is 0.025mm. Those are the settings I used for this model. Makes for a slow print, but clearly seems to get the job done. If your temperature is colder, you may have to go with a longer "off" and "light" setting.

4.) Definitely start with tiny test prints. Get some calipers to make sure everything is sizing correctly, and verify that the text is oriented correctly. I wasted a stupid amount of liquid trying to do a big print off the bat.

5.) Use some fingernail clippers/files/buffers to remove and then polish off the "nubs". If you break them off by hand, which is easy to do, they can "pit" your model. (The pits can be fixed by adding a tiny dab of glue and re-curing, but it's more hassle.) If you use a razor blade, you can cut the files/buffers into thin strips that allow you to do detail buffing work.

6.) EVERYONE online complains about the smell of the resin. Get yourself a good window fan (this is the exact one I bought) and put the printer in front of it with the fan blowing the air out the window and you practically won't notice it. Just make sure the rest of the window is covered well enough that sunlight doesn't shine through trying to cure any of your liquid.

7.) Their software will give you a print time estimate, but always seems to be short by roughly 25-35%. So if it says 6 hours, give yourself 7.5-8 hours for the print.

8.) Do... Not... Get... The... Resin... In... Your... Eyes. Wear glasses at the very least, but you should probably keep gloves on, too. I had washed my hands, and hours later touched the corner of my eye, and that burned like hell. I'd imagine even a small drip in the eyeball could cause ulcerations. Water doesn't seem to wash it off very well, either, so even flushing your eyes with water won't stop it immediately.

9.) If you have additional money to spend, buy a decently powerful blacklight, and cut a hole in a box big enough for it to shine into. Then line that box with aluminum foil. It's an extra one-time expense, but the hassle of waiting until you can get enough sunlight to give your models a good cure makes it well worth it (especially here in Virginia where all we're getting is rain, sleet and snow.)

10.) Again, if you've got the money to blow (bear in mind, I already had most of this gear due to other hobbies, so had accumulated it over time) an airbrush is a VERY nice-to-have. Putting on your primer coat with an airbrush will give you a MUCH better quality final product when you go to paint it. (I'll show pictures of this in a couple days.) Though now I'm probably getting more into "painting minis" tips than Photon printing tips...

11.) You can prevent resin overflow (and I don't know why this wasn't on a SINGLE video that I watched about the photon before buying it) by simply moving your platform to the "home" position before filling the vat, adding the resin, then raising it 10cm or so before starting up a print. If the resin over flows, it can destroy your LCD screen. And you'll be surprised how much resin the platform will displace when it lowers into the vat. If you put the platform into the vat (the home button) and THEN fill it with resin, you can be sure to never get an overflow.

Hrm. This list got longer than I expected. I'll let ya know if I come up with any others.



u/teraman · 1 pointr/Marijuana

Your best bet would be to buy one of those two fan window fans off of Amazon and seal it relatively well in your window. As long as the fans are on air will always be pulled into your room from outside your door so there will never be any risk of smoke leaving your room. You can always test the airflow by holding a lighter up to the gaps in the doorway/window. If just have a normal window fan pointing out the window usually a lot of air still enters the room and just defeats the purpose of the fan. If you can't open your windows in the winter you can always buy some foam window/door sealant to stick around your door frame to create a perfect seal. As for the sploof, tape some dryer sheets around the end of the toilet paper roll, then dump in about an inch layer of activated carbon, then stuff some more dryer sheets on top just to keep the carbon in. This sploof will completely eliminate ANY odors in the smoke making it smell like absolutely nothing. If you ever get tired of using the candle to light your bowls you could try out some hemp string. The main thing you'll have to worry about it letting the weed in your bowl burn freely. Make sure to put it out right away, only pack enough for one hit, or have something ready to cover the bowl with :D

u/c0de76 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

The only way to get rid of humidity is with an AC unit, a dehumidifier will get rid of moisture in the air but will also act as a heater. If you want to be cooler, at least at night in the FL summer, get a window fan like this. You need two windows in your room. You place the fan and one and open the other so it can pull in or exhaust air. The idea is not to move air across your body to cool you like a room fan, but to constantly exchange the air in your room with fresh air outside. This prevents heat build-up in your room that is inevitable even with the windows open. Or for a bit more money buy a window AC unit.

u/AlohaKim · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I like Vornado fans (just got a third one at CVS with my 40% off coupon). I have one within a few feet of me most the day. We also use this window fan (https://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-N-Reversible-Airflow-Control/dp/B000065DKJ) which is especially helpful at night to bring in cooler air. We figured out we could run one of the Vornado fans for nine hours for the same price as running a small portable A/C unit for one hour. These fans are also much more efficient and effective than ceiling fans.

I'm also thinking of getting one of these: https://www.koldtec.com I've read great things about them and with a hot, cuddly newborn this summer, it might be really helpful.

u/sabrasaver · 1 pointr/lifx

Would I be able to use this to control a non-smart device like a window fan that is operable with a remote control. I just would like to be able to turn it on and off. I know I can use a smart plug to turn the fan off, but a smart plug isn't able to turn it back on. For reference, this is the fan I'm trying to make into a "smart fan" with the flic hub: https://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-Reversible-Airflow-Window-Control/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496455850&sr=8-3&keywords=window+fan

u/RedditAccount2416 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've got some of those cheapos that OP linked, but I really like this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065DKJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It can have 1 fan reversing and 1 fan blowing to exchange the air in the room which is a nice feature to have. I'm not sure how common that feature is, but might be good to have in a bathroom.

u/burtgummer45 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

You can try something like this exaust fan

The good ones can let you set the fans for different directions, so one blows out and the other blows in.

I have two of the ones I linked to, they are pretty good. Having a remote is nice, and having an automatic setting with a thermostat is highly recommended.

u/Indrasunrise · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

I think mine was a Walmart window fan. It ran about twenty bucks.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EKW4TBK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_IqlYBbZFJ10W2
This is a little more expensive off Amazon, it's very similar. Mine is three speeds, reversible. I keep an empty Gatorade bottle in my box to spay water through when switching colors, and I can watch the spray come out of the top of the bottle and get pulled right into the filter. Get one with multiple speeds.

If I made a new one, I'd either buy a remote controlled fan or put the filter on the side so I could more easily reach it.

The weaker your fan, the larger the box needs to be. Big box won't give the spray a chance to escape before being grabbed by the fan.

It was a slap job, made it in a few minutes and a fast run to the store, and I've never been dissatisfied with it (except having to get up because the on off switch is on the back of my box).

u/gooberfaced · 2 pointsr/homeowners

> Do you mean semi-permanently open it and have a fan fitted into it?

How you choose to do it would be up to you and how well you were able to match fan size to window size.
Any way you can exhaust the hot air- getting rid of it and bringing in cool air from other areas in the house is much more efficient that trying to cool air that is already hot down.

Open the window and measure the width and max height you have available then google "window fan" and find the one that matches the size opening most closely. These types of fans typically have side panel extensions to fit odd spaces.


Example here, here, and here.

u/smoke_trees · 2 pointsr/trees

I wouldn't mess with smoking inside until you get a VERY good feel for how things work at your campus. You never know who will stop by and when. Once you get a feel of how things work, get a window fan that sucks air out. [This is the one i used] (http://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-Window-Remote-Control/dp/B000065DKJ) and just make sure you smoke by the fan. Wont need anything other than that. Until then, just venture around the campus grounds to find a chill spot. Good luck and don't get caught!

u/Costco1L · 1 pointr/Cooking

I don't have a vent at all (nor a dishwasher--stupid NYC rental apartments), but I do have a window near the stove. So I bought one of these window fans, which can blow air pretty forcefully out at the flip of a switch. Real lifesaver; I used to smoke up the hallway something fierce if I made steak. Still not as bad as the lady upstairs' fish.

u/sr90at405 · 44 pointsr/Cooking

I resigned myself to less searing. More stewing. Baking. Etc. Opening window when weather permitted at all times. Using a twin fan, with in/out for airflow in window such as this. The crockpot was my friend. So was sousvide. Experiment with raw dishes. Limitations only expand your palate and skills, my friend. Edit: Also, grease in the air is one of those things that traps scents, so if your decor is minimal and has limited fabric, or fabric that you can air out, that helps. Clean as much as possible.

u/bodybuzz420 · 1 pointr/420

Meaning, you need to stop the airflow from your apartment to the hallway.

First off: Weather stripping tape around your door.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06WGM8J6C/ref=mh_s9_acsd_topr_b24rs_c_x_1_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-4&pf_rd_r=30JBDVGN72JT6Q359B2E&pf_rd_t=30901&pf_rd_p=4ef73ea5-c482-51ee-b105-73f1c8566c1c&pf_rd_i=495372

Second: incense burner near the door. I use a wall mounted one

Third: Decent window fan to push air out vs in

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EKW4TBK/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1498413732&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=window+fan&dpPl=1&dpID=41IhncCtlfL&ref=plSrch


Test with strong non Ganja smells. Start the system, have someone in the hall, spray large amounts of perfume or air spray inside the apt and have your hall friend try to detect it. If you can smell strawberry room spray, you can smell weed.

Trial and error with legal smells is key.

Good luck!!

u/enkrypt0r · 1 pointr/lifehacks

I would tend to disagree as far as the window fans are concerned. I have two windows upstairs and each of them has one of these fans in it, and they're incredible.

The windows are on opposite sides of the house, but there is a straight path between them, and I've found that having one intake and one exhaust keep it extremely cool in the summer. I used to be unable to sleep upstairs in the summer because of the heat, but now it's super nice.

u/Looseeoh · 1 pointr/gpumining

Thanks! Here’s the one I used, just disassembled the plastic shroud. Good luck!!

AirKing 9166 20' Whole House Window Fan Air King https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_cGqDAbDN6ZG85

u/leavesontrees · 1 pointr/funny

Growing up, I had this window fan. You can set the thermostat so it shuts off when the temperature drops below a certain point.

Growing up without A/C, it was GLORIOUS.

u/Khelek41girl · 2 pointsr/craftymighty

I have the Crafty and the vapor does smell. It's most definitely not as bad as combustion, but it is there. Someone suggested a smokebuddy but you can also get something like this...

Bionaire BW2300-N Twin Reversible Airflow Window Fan with Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_r9G1BbJ0YNAAJ

You can reverse the airflow to suck air out of the room so that would definitely help. Especially if you are vaping and blowing into the fan. I don't find that the unit smells enough on its own to cause a problem. It's mostly the exhalation of the vapor that smells

u/Momentumjam · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

OP, I know that this is old, but if you're still looking for something to cool you down, I'd look into a window fan. I own this model, and I can't imagine I would be able to function without it. You can set one fan to blow air in, and the other to blow air out. It keeps air constantly circulating. I can't say that it will work as well as a window AC unit, but it is much cheaper to buy, and run.

u/boklos · 1 pointr/gpumining

That's very insightful advice for grow tent.
But what do you think for (without tent) solution? I have 2 small windows in my basement. If I put 2 windows fan like these:
Bionaire Twin Reversible Airflow Window Fan with Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Ds5EAbH7BJ1R4

And a strong large fan at the end of basement ( close to door) like this:
Vornado 660 Large Whole Room Air Circulator Fan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0025QKUE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Et5EAb68EK640

Would it work?

Like I said I really wanna find other solution other then the tent IF POSSIBLE.
Considering that I don't have like 100gpus, but only 9 up to 27.

u/Dude_Hold_My_Bear · 7 pointsr/EtherMining

Looks like I left everyone hanging with an explanation of how this is setup.

I am using a twin reversible window fan that is connected to an 8 to 6 inch stepdown venting pipe. From here, I am using 6 inch dryer vent to a 6 inch stop.

I used 4x8ft foam insulation to create the box. It's super light and pretty durable. I taped all the edges of each piece after I cut it because I had styrofoam balls everywhere. After I taped the edges up, I attempted to glue the sides together to create the box. That turned out to be a waste of time and tape would have been sufficient.

Finally, I use the fan to create negative pressure in the box. I put "feet" on the corners to raise the box 2 inches above the ground, but they stick in a bit and it sit on the corners of my rig. I went with negative pressure as I figured it would be more efficient than anything else.

The piping gets warm and my rig is running a couple degrees warmer than they do out in the open, but my office isn't 100 degrees anymore. In fact, it works pretty well as my office might be a degree or two warmer overall with the door closed.

u/Tantheman67 · 2 pointsr/BitcoinMining

Depending on how your window is set up you could use one of these. I just bought one for my S9 and attached it to the screen of an open window (not ideal).

If you are worried about the vent opening you could look at a window vent for a portable A/C unit. Those usually don't have the spring loaded flap and may work with less resistance.

In the past (when i could not put holes in walls and such) I had put my miner as close to the window as possible and ran a window fan like [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BWF0522E-BU-Comfort-Control-Thermostat/dp/B00EKW4TBK/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1501262568&sr=1-3&keywords=window+fan). It is a bit cheaper than the dryer vent you posted and is useful after the mining stops if needed.

Hope that helps.

u/rubyjuniper · 1 pointr/internetparents

Comfort Zone CZ319WT 9-inch Twin Window Fan with Reversible Airflow Control, Auto-Locking Expanders and 2-Speed Fan Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0118ECP7M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MIrJDb6364QHN

Get one of these! It can bring air in and push air out so you get good circulation. I'd also try to close that vent, if you can't maybe tape a piece of cardboard or something over it?

u/seattleque · 2 pointsr/Seattle

I have something like this, but not quite so fancy:

http://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-Window-Remote-Control/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367432894&sr=8-1&keywords=window+fan

The key that really helps is that you can have the blades run for both inbound, or one each direction. Really helps circulate the air with the outside.

u/borisst · 2 pointsr/zerocarb

Use a fan set to reverse on the kitchen window to draw all the smoke outside. This solved the problem for me.

The first window fan I've tried was too weak and broke easily, the second one was more reliable but still too weak, so I eventually settled on a regular box fan like this. The box fan is cheap, powerful, and easy to install and remove.

The downsides are that it is not very practical in cold climates and harsh winters, the fan gets dirty quickly and it's hard to clean.

u/CyberDeity · 2 pointsr/NiceHash

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have that mounted on the window behind the rack where my miners are (spare bedroom upstairs). I leave the other window in that room open, and have this fan set to exhaust. It can pull a tremendous amount of air through that room. I have not been mining long enough to know how it will do in the summer, but if you think you can get by with a fan instead of AC, then this is the fan to get - don't waste money on those cheap plastic window fans sold at local stores, get this one and be done with it :-)

u/ChefJoe98136 · 2 pointsr/Seattle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Q3RQ6

Looks interesting. I am particularly amazed with the $36 thermostat-based outlet control module that amazon recommended at the same time as looking at the AirKing.
http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Heating-Cooling-Programmable-Thermostat/dp/B000E7NYY8

u/drtonmeister · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I could picture myself mounting something like this in the window, with proper gasketing between the panes a-la window air-conditioner installation – after fashioning some sort of DIY damper for the outside so that it is not just an open hole in the building when not in use.

In Europe it is still easy to find 4" bath fans that fit in a 4" hole cut in the single pane glass of an old window. But the 120V ones on Amazon.com and .ca don't seem to have safety certification, at first glance.

u/BlueBottleTrees · 1 pointr/trees

You're totally fine.

I used to use an exhaust fan similar to this that fit in a, partially open window. Blowing the smoke straight out when you are smoking is especially good when heating/cooling costs are an issue compared to leaving a window open for longer periods.

Bionaire Window Fan with Twin 8.5-Inch Reversible Airflow Blades and Remote Control, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_W9uTCbDSPSYMG

u/KAM1KAZ3 · 8 pointsr/Seattle

Get a couple window fans. Put them at opposite ends of your apartment and set one to blow air in(shade side of the building) and the other to blow air out. That will get air flowing though the apt/condo.

Hopefully that helps :)

u/audiophilistine · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

When I was in college the dorm was either arctic cold in the summer or camping-on-the-sun hot in winter. I kept my room comfortable with a thermostat controlled window fan. I highly recommend something like this when you have no control over the thermostat.

u/TellTailWag · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I mean the simplest and most straight forward is better air circulation(unless the air outside is bad). Not sure whether it would be better to push air out or pull it in... Or you could get one that does both.

Bionaire Window Fan

I imagine that you could find a cheaper one, found this one with 30 sec of googling.

u/SirWebster · 1 pointr/Pets

Came here to suggest that. Though this model Bionaire Window Fan with Twin 8.5-Inch Reversible Airflow Blades and Remote Control, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065DKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pu3SCb9AKJ39W

It's wirecutters top pick for a number of reasons. Other than the digital controls it also is more powerful and quieter than cheaper options.

The biggest thing for me is that switching it from pulling air in to pushing air out is just a push of a button instead of having to flip it around.

u/megglums · 0 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This fan: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FXOFNYQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have this. It works great. I vent it out a second floor window at night.

u/TheAnusOfSauron · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

We live on the 2nd floor, above our own garages. It's hot as balls forever, even when it cools down at night. We bought two window fans from Amazon and it has helped a lot.

Much better than box fans, in that they are meant to go in the window, and can be expanded to block the entire window. Also programmable to certain temperatures. I set it to 68 and it will turn itself on and off based on that.

Also great in the kitchen if you don't have good ventilation while cooking, as you can reverse the direction.

u/jonnichols · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-Window-Remote-Control/dp/B000065DKJ

They sell some at Walmart for like $20 (that don't have a remote and fancy control screens). It allows you to make one fan blow out and one blow in, which circulates the air a bit.

u/cooksfor40humans · 1 pointr/internetparents

I use a whole house window fan. It moves A LOT of air, much more air then a couple window fans could. I run it all night with all but one window closed, at the opposite side of the house from the fan. In the morning the house is usually 65ish and I turn off the fan and close window, it stays at least 10 degrees cooler then the outside until the evening.

u/KoreaKoreaKoreaKorea · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ok few more comments!

  1. Yes, small AC units are expensive and have high monthly electricity charges. But! A dual fan window unit can do wonders to suck hot air in that room out, and draw more cool air in from the rest of the house. Link: Dual Window Fan.

  2. Can you bring the PC downstairs since this is a source of income? It kinda sucks you have to sit in 85 degree heat while playing, especially if it's making you money.

  3. Caselabs cases are well under $2,000 haha. Their big monster case is like $800 or something. And that could probably fit like 4 pcs if you really wanted it to.

  4. That higher room temp is really killing your cooling temps isn't it? I know there is the thermal wall, but call me ignorant, I'd think you'd hit heat issues first if your ambient is 85f. I could be wrong though.

  5. You are correct about water cooling. A lot of it is for sound purposes. Link: Anantech Conclusion. I just wasn't sure on what other games you are playing.

  6. I'd find out if there are any other sponsors out there. Over at Bit-tech they are flooded with them. BUT you just have to be the right person. A streamer who already has sponsors is a damn good start.

  7. Companies I'd look into for sponsorship that constantly sponsor others

  • Swiftech
  • Corsair
  • EKWB (If you decide to water cool)
  • Bitspower (Another watercooling company)
  • Cooler Master

    Just to name a few off the top of my head. I would try to spruce up your Twitch page a little more first though, to show how you represent sponsors. Or make a dummy version of your twitch page to show them what it could look like with them sponsoring you.

    I've got millions of comments, but don't want to flood all at once.
u/larrylemur · 2 pointsr/SubredditDrama

I got this one. It's good stuff, I'd highly recommend it.

u/TheRuhrJuhr · 1 pointr/VictoriaBC

I have a south facing condo in a poorly insulated building and it gets quite hot. I bought one of these window fans this year and it's been working really well. I put it in my bedroom window and it draws all the cool night air in. I find it very quiet, a low even hum, but I'm used to a fan running so YMMV.

I did buy mine from Amazon, but I've seen them locally in London Drugs and at Walmart.

u/cinred · 1 pointr/ecobee

I ended up installing a Air King fan into my attic crawlspace entrance. It's a powerful fan and you need good attic ventilation. I rarely turn it on more than low.

u/sideshow_em · 1 pointr/news

Window fans are your friend. Check amazon. You want one that reverses direction so you can bring the cooler air in at night, and then if you can circulate the air during the day, it will prevent your apartment from turning into an oven.

This is the one I have.

u/rbrgr83 · 2 pointsr/Pareidolia

Window fan to be exact :)
http://amzn.com/B000065DK8

u/Pays_in_snakes · 1 pointr/AskNYC

Your best bet is one of these

u/homeallday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could really, really use this window fan for the summer. Our power bills last year were ridiculous because even if you open windows and doors here the air will NOT circulate through the house. I'd love to have it to run at night and cut down on cooling costs! It's on my Highest Priority Items wishlist. :)

u/PoliticalDissidents · 1 pointr/EtherMining

I don't know about box fans specifically. But I got this window fan I got two of them one to exhaust air into the room and an other to draw in fresh air.

You can set this to only 1 fan on, 2, or all 3. It takes about 15-17 watts per fan. So all 3 would be 45-51 watts.

u/PeterC18st · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Try to use a whole house window fan.
[Whose House Window Fan](Air King 9166F 20” Whole House Window Fan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bcKnDbFX6142K)

u/goblingirl · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Sorry to hear that. I don't see how a tube out a window looks any better than a box. But an alternative would be two good window fans. When the sun is up, have both out takes to suck the warm air out. If it cools in the night turn one around for an intake.
I use these

u/Kes255 · 2 pointsr/hookah

I smoke in my office, pretty standard 10x10 room. I heat the coals out in the garage with a coil heater and blow on them outside before bringing in.

I also have one of these that I put in the window and set on exhaust. (both fans blow out) - And just to finish it out, I have this amazing thing that scrubs the air for whatever doesn't get pushed out the window. I close the door and let the air gap bring in fresh air from the house.

If I have to blow on the coals, I pull off the HMD, walk to the door, and blow the ash outside. I still have to wipe down my desk and vacuum every now and then but at least the house doesn't smell like smoke.

u/_BrianL_ · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Costco sells (sold?) a window opening fan deal with two fans in it. They could be set to run both the same direction (either in or out), or one in each direction (to exchange air). Found it: https://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-Reversible-Airflow-Window-Control/dp/B000065DKJ

It has a timer and temperature setting (so it will run until desired temp is reached -- although it's not an AC so I'm not sure how well that works). Not a dimmer, though. I think it has high/medium/low speeds, though.

u/Sarcasticorjustrude · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Patton doesn't make them anymore, but Holmes has a t-stat window fan.

Amazon Link


Bionaire makes some, too, but they're more expensive.

u/kimmmmmm · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Do you want a solution or just BlahBlahBlah?
If you want a solution.......http://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-Window-Remote-Control/dp/B000065DKJ

u/Confirmative · 1 pointr/sousvide

I have a window fan that I use in my small apartment. Only two windows are open to create an intense cross breeze At the same time I have small fans strategically placed throughout my apartment to encourage circulation along with the cross breeze. My apartment gets a little smoky, but generally the smoke dissipates ten minutes after searing is done.

u/reddit455 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

this kind of fan expands to "fit" the window..

https://www.amazon.com/Holmes-HAWF2043-Window-Thermostat-Renewed/dp/B07K1RY8DM

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if you have a ceiling fixture in the BR, a ceiling fan can help a lot.

and keep the mosquitos outside.

u/NotThorny · 2 pointsr/vancouver

I'd at least double all those numbers and leccy at step 2 is $0.12870 (this extra use of electric will be step 2). But yeah this is good advice, offer to pay for the electric you use, show the calculations and not to run the thing non stop.

Very popular LG 8000 BTU air con, 1040 Watts, $299:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.8k-wifi-room-air-conditioner.1001037259.html

And I calculate it at 100%, I've not seen a small air con unit trying to cool a room stop working in the Vancouver summer.

Or, I would invest in one or two of these instead: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000065DKJ

u/gjs520820 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This is a good fan, but it only goes to 38" wide, but you could replace one slide with a wider piece.

u/agent_of_entropy · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Get a window fan. This one is reversible w/ a remote control. Blow out when smoker is smoking, blow in otherwise.

u/Justintime4hookah · 1 pointr/hookah

I think I was just gonna do this fan, that way it can really just pull the air out of the room, and then on the other window have a different fan that pulls air into the room.

I was also gonna set up a small lounge type area with some kind of divider probably.

u/pavlov101 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

If it cools down in your area at night, I would get a window fan. Cant recommend this one enough.

u/pearlhart · 1 pointr/pics

I feel you. As a city dweller, I have come to love a window exhaust fan so I can have my windows open. It's not ideal, but it works.

u/Zirillian · 1 pointr/gpumining

These work well for me as a barrier in my window. Not sure how good it would be at capturing the dust you describe, but I have a giant 20" house fan as an exhaust pulling heat from the rig out of my house, and air flows through it just fine.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SBEG1S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/takethetrainpls · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

So this is old, but I'll post in case it's helpful for anyone else. We have this twin window fan: https://www.amazon.com/BOVADO-USA-Window-Cooling-Control/dp/B07CNCN2JJ/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=twin+window+fan&qid=1563941058&s=home-garden&sr=1-6

We're on our second summer with it, and we have no problems with it.

u/Han_Swanson · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Love the concept and execution. PSA to the lazy, try this instead: http://www.amazon.com/AirKing-9166-Whole-House-Window/dp/B0007Q3RQ6

Edit:Whoops, cut off the link. Fixed it.

u/jetah · 1 pointr/gpumining

there are window unit dual fans that work similar to a window AC.

here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/Holmes-HAWF2043-Blade-Window-Thermostat/dp/B000065DK8

tagging /u/SleetonFire too.

u/cheatonus · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

https://www.amazon.com/AirKing-9166-Whole-House-Window/dp/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1469649678&sr=1-1&keywords=airking

I have a 2000 sq ft house, I put this in a 3rd floor window and it pulls air for the whole house. Don't buy the Lasko plastic fans (this one has steel blades). The plastic blades warp at high speed and don't push(pull) as much air.

u/Semi-Pro_Biotic · 1 pointr/orchids

www.amazon.com/Bionaire-Reversible-Airflow-Window-Control/dp/B000065DKJ

u/hath0r · 1 pointr/homeowners

Dunno if that would work for your situation, but it will remove all the hot air from the house rather quickly i think there is also a 16" version

https://www.amazon.com/AirKing-9166-Whole-House-Window/dp/B0007Q3RQ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525967923&sr=8-1&keywords=whole+house+window+fan

u/NevaDoWatItDo · 3 pointsr/cigars

Have you tried this? I have this for my place and I just put them on the window, click exhaust and let it rip. Not too loud and it moves alot of smoke. I suppose you can get 2 and have them alternate(awesome setting) between in&out.

u/Excelius · 11 pointsr/pittsburgh

It really depends on the design of the house, too.

I grew up without AC, but it was a single-story house beneath a gigantic shade-tree. It got warm inside, but fairly tolerable with some fans.

Then I moved into a two-story house without A/C, and without any shade. Heat rises, so upstairs retains a lot of heat. My upstairs bedroom would get to 90 degrees at night and I would be absolutely miserable and unable to sleep. Even if night-time temps would drop into the 70s, it would stay in the upper 80s in that room, even with the windows open.

I eventually mitigated the issue with one of those in-window fan units, to exhaust the hot air and pull in cool night air. Simply opening the windows did nothing, even putting a fan on a table in front of the window did nothing. The in-window unit at least managed to cycle enough of the air to equalize the indoor and outdoor temperature.