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Topic: Air movers
Posted By: Brian Strawn
Subject: Air movers
Date Posted: 12/March/2004 at 7:20pm
Which airmover is the best.

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Brian Strawn



Replies:
Posted By: dyna
Date Posted: 13/March/2004 at 6:01pm
i have 30 hurracans they work just great


Posted By: Harvey
Date Posted: 19/March/2004 at 7:18pm
   I like my sahara pros. Its just too bad they are not stackable


Posted By: Adwa
Date Posted: 19/March/2004 at 9:27pm
What's up Brian which air mover do you like the best?????


Posted By: Scott Hilborn
Date Posted: 21/March/2004 at 1:19am
I like the Gale Force axial fans, however  they are too loud for some jobs. The 3 speed saharahs are also very good by drieaz.


Posted By: Brian Strawn
Date Posted: 22/March/2004 at 8:19pm
With out metioning any brand names!!     ('')   
Even though most people are sold on the low amps and higher cfm of a
axial fan.They do work great in some situations. My opinion is the
traditional air movers work the best because they direct all the air flow to
the bottom 6" of the wall where most floods are less than 6" the axial air
movers air flow is not directed to bottom 6". TRY this on a wall that has
only 3-6 inches up a wall the traditional will win!   "JUST MY OPINION"

You need more than just one type of air mover to be able to dry all types
of water losses.

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Brian Strawn


Posted By: dyna
Date Posted: 22/March/2004 at 9:32pm
Originally posted by Brian Strawn Brian Strawn wrote:

With out metioning any brand names!!     ('')   
Even though most people are sold on the low amps and higher cfm of a
axial fan.They do work great in some situations. My opinion is the
traditional air movers work the best because they direct all the air flow to
the bottom 6" of the wall where most floods are less than 6" the axial air
movers air flow is not directed to bottom 6". TRY this on a wall that has
only 3-6 inches up a wall the traditional will win!   "JUST MY OPINION"

You need more than just one type of air mover to be able to dry all types
of water losses.
if you already new that why waste our time asking ? you already know


Posted By: jackblack
Date Posted: 22/March/2004 at 9:53pm
What about the Esteem E-50 or the Michaels Premier 2500 blower? or are they just for carpet cleaners? sorry for the dumb question.


Posted By: Harvey
Date Posted: 23/March/2004 at 5:52am
  I have Esteem E-50 as well as Sahara Pros & Hurricanes.
Without knowing the exact weght on them I would say that the Sahara Pro is much lighter. Or the weight may be distributed a little better on them. What I do know is that whatever the brand they all make money & thats good enough for me!!!


Posted By: Brian Strawn
Date Posted: 23/March/2004 at 6:49pm
Dyna sorry for waisting your time i was just trying to see what everyone
else was using for air movers. It is just my opinion because i do not know
everything, i thought this was a board to learn as much as we can. Again
sorry for waisting your time.

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Brian Strawn


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 17/May/2004 at 11:13pm

Brian, Please dont get me started on this one!

 

 



Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 9:28am

Hey Brian.

In your own eyes which airmover is the best?

 



Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 9:40am
Lets face name recognition has a major role in selection.  Availability and price certainly have to be taken into account also.  But both of you are pushing the same product right?? You are selling what you make the most profit from right?  I will let you two experts on this subjest shower us with your knowledge of airmovers.Guitar

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Just My opinion


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 10:11am

Doug,

I do NOT sell airmovers nor any restoration equipment/supplies.

Brian, Maybe you can shower me with the right answer!



Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 10:17am
Originally posted by We Dry We Dry wrote:

Doug,

I do NOT sell airmovers nor any restoration equipment/supplies.

Brian, Maybe you can shower me with the right answer!

Well than just what equipment do you reccomend?  You don't necessarily have to sell it  do you?  Apparently you have something in mind or you would not have asked the question now would you ?Guitar



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Just My opinion


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 10:26am

Just for your records Doug I was asking Brian about the airmovers. He is an expert in this field and was simply wondering what his thoughts were.

Just My Opinion!



Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 10:35am
Originally posted by We Dry We Dry wrote:

Brian, Please dont get me started on this one!

Well:  It certainly sounds to me like you have an opinion??

Guitar

 



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Just My opinion


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 12:24pm

Everyone has an opinion....



Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 1:05pm
Mr. Lozecki., ASD,WRT CDT Iternational Inc., Cat Director Of Network Development:  Please forgive me for intruding.  How silly of me not to notice this was a private conversation between you and Brian.  I would guess with all these letters behind your name a common person like myself would have to pay to get your opinion.Guitar

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Just My opinion


Posted By: Brian Strawn
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 6:28pm
Hi Doug i agree with the name recognition. I think some of the MFG
marketing is just that marketing.You and i know it does not make a
difference of the brand name as long as they work and you get a good
deal. Yes many work better than some other brands. Most jobs that are
flooded less than 6" are best dryed with the cheaper traditional air
movers. Just my opinion. MR. Lozecki this is probally not your thoughts
but try a tradition against your axial fan in this condition and i will win!

Doug would you agree. You may need other types of air movers for jobs
above 6" How about you mr Lozecki.


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Brian Strawn


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 6:48pm

Brian, In my own opinion the best all around airmover is the gales force.

 



Posted By: Brian Strawn
Date Posted: 18/May/2004 at 8:11pm
Mr Lozecki our you crazy!!

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Brian Strawn


Posted By: TGIF
Date Posted: 29/May/2004 at 11:30pm
What are they teaching us in the ASD course guys.  Please don't tell me Ace fans because that is a joke. 


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 9:34am
TGIF......I think that the Gale Force is a better air mover than the Ace....The ace has lower CFM and does not push as much air as the Gale Force...Do you have any of either of them?


Posted By: TGIF
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 12:40pm

We Dry:  I do not own any of the Gale Force.  I have been waiting for the MAx Force to come out.  I got suckered into buying 150 of the Ace fans after I went to the ASD.  I think that Brian was right for the most part the turbo air movers are propbably the one I want a lot of stock in.  Don't get me wrong I like the Ace.  In hind site I wish I had some Gale Force or Max force to balance out my airmovers.  The Ace is great for those old Toronto homes with 110 power.  At least you can get the amount of air movement in the home.  

In reality we should have a blend of all types of air movers because every job is truly different. 



Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 1:33pm
I agree...The only issue I see with the Gale Force is that you need the stand and thats an extra $100...USD.... And them im not sure if its still CSA/UL approved... Do you know? Ive always wondered...... And for most water losses the regular air movers works great...I agree


Posted By: TGIF
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 5:23pm
In fact We Dry.  If I had a choice of only being able to use one kind of airmover and I was able to buy 500 of them it would be the turbo dryer with 2-3 speeds. 


Posted By: We Dry
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 5:25pm
I agree...But woudl you also agree to have some low amperage air movers on board for the older losses or maybe the larger losses where you need 300 airmovers and dont have enough power?


Posted By: TGIF
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 5:44pm
I was saying if I did'nt have a choice of mixing and I could only have one type I would buy the turbo with 2-3 speeds.  With 2-3 speeds you have the choice of controling your amps.  So I think Brian was right.  It probably is the best all round air mover.
Originally posted by We Dry We Dry wrote:

I agree...But woudl you also agree to have some low amperage air movers on board for the older losses or maybe the larger losses where you need 300 airmovers and dont have enough power?


Posted By: danmarck82
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 6:16pm
Hi, just reading a few of your posts , I do not do water damage or
restoration work but have been cleaning carpet and upholstery for 23
years. I have a combination but drieaz saharas and Sahara pros do work
well for me. I also have opened my eyes to trying the small " Air Kings "
from Hydroforce. This is a small adjustable snout fan that cools the
worker in the summer and can be set to get the right angle to dry steps. I
noticed Menards has a Stanley brand for 34.95 for 1/10th the price of
the Sahara Pro it does have its place. And on jobs where a 1 HP motor is
overkill the small ons like the stanley are nice to have to dry a bedroom
or small area.


Posted By: Mould Dog
Date Posted: 30/May/2004 at 8:22pm

Hi there!

New and looking around.... I just want to comment on the Low Amp airmovers... I like using them for the simple fact that you can use 5 on one circuit and not trip it.....I only have 19 airmovers in my fleet but it is growing and I think that I will grow with the low amperage ones but I will also include some regular Sarahas or somthing like that.



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Mouldy


Posted By: keben
Date Posted: 24/November/2005 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by TGIF TGIF wrote:

We Dry:  I do not own any of the Gale Force.  I have been waiting for the MAx Force to come out.  I got suckered into buying 150 of the Ace fans after I went to the ASD.  I think that Brian was right for the most part the turbo air movers are propbably the one I want a lot of stock in.  Don't get me wrong I like the Ace.  In hind site I wish I had some Gale Force or Max force to balance out my airmovers.  The Ace is great for those old Toronto homes with 110 power.  At least you can get the amount of air movement in the home.  

In reality we should have a blend of all types of air movers because every job is truly different. 

I have a mixture of different fans.I have 4 Gale force,2 Air Boss fans that are bigger than the traditional carpet dryers,10 huricane fans,and 10 Stanley fans.I am looking at buying some Ace fans also as every water damage job is different.



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