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Alternatives to Oust fans for humidors?

JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
I'm building my second coolidor and unfortunately, Oust fans have been discontinued. Searching the interwebs for affordable battery powered alternatives, I stumbled upon an OFF mosquito repellant clip on fan. Anyone have any experience with these? Do they move enough air for a 70 quart cooler?

Obviously I'd take the repellant out. ;)

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  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    Obviously I missed an important detail: these aren't on a timer. That being said, anyone have a good alternative to Oust fans other than rigging up a PC fan?
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb question but what's the fan for? Circulation I assume. Are they a nessacery addition to a coolidor?
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,814 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JudoChinX:
    Obviously I missed an important detail: these aren't on a timer. That being said, anyone have a good alternative to Oust fans other than rigging up a PC fan?


    Wish I could help but rigging up a PC fan is the way I went. Works great with a timer, though.

  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    Rhamlin:
    Dumb question but what's the fan for? Circulation I assume. Are they a nessacery addition to a coolidor?
    Not a dumb question at all. It's just for air circulation. The nice thing about the Oust fans is that they're on a timer to go for just a minute every 15 minutes, so you get good battery life, necessary circulation, no over drying.

    What is the verdict on the necessity of this? For the record, this particular cooler is strictly for box storage as of now, so I'm not sure just how important this would be anyways. Thoughts?
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm curious about this to. If and when I ever get to where I start buying boxes, I'm sure I'll be storing them in a cooler.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    i dont think it is 100% necessary. if the cooler is small enough the humidity wont vary that much.
    of course, it wont hurt.
    this is needed more in a taller cabinet style humidor. the humidity will rise to the top. the fan will push it back to the other sticks.
  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    kuzi16:
    i dont think it is 100% necessary. if the cooler is small enough the humidity wont vary that much.
    of course, it wont hurt.
    this is needed more in a taller cabinet style humidor. the humidity will rise to the top. the fan will push it back to the other sticks.
    I'll bet that opening and closing the coolidor all the time helps with that too. ;) In that case, I may put the one fan I do have into the aging coolidor and call it good on the first one used for singles. Thanks for the input kuzi!
  • The SniperThe Sniper Posts: 3,910
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809

  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    The Sniper:
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809

    I suspect that's not the link you meant to send, but either way, I did find a fan on eBay and am purchasing right now. Thanks! :)
  • Hawk55Hawk55 Posts: 846
    Yep....
  • Hawk55Hawk55 Posts: 846
    +1
  • smoke_em_if_you_got_emsmoke_em_if_you_got_em Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Sniper:
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809



    I knew Sniper was goo goo for GA GA
  • The SniperThe Sniper Posts: 3,910
    JudoChinX:
    The Sniper:
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809

    I suspect that's not the link you meant to send, but either way, I did find a fan on eBay and am purchasing right now. Thanks! :)
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOO! TOTAL cut-n-paste screw-up from goofing around on the AWMIGAWD! thread in Trades, Passes & Bombs yesterday! Sorry if I caused anyone some unwanted eye strain looking at that wildebeast! :-)

  • wwesternwwestern Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭
    I bought a little 110v fan and a receptacle timer....it's over kill but no batteries and air gets circulated very well.
  • zeebrazeebra Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭
    Wish I saw this thread earlier! Apologize as I do know where you can still buy oust fans. I bought them when I did my coolidor few months back. It was tough to find, but I did find em and transaction went smooth. Here is the link to where I got it from...

    http://www.shopcrownhouse.com/product_p/15e5-scjoh15953.htm


    They say scratch and dent, but it was just the packaging that was bent or something, they were still sealed in the packaging...
  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    zeebra:
    Wish I saw this thread earlier! Apologize as I do know where you can still buy oust fans. I bought them when I did my coolidor few months back. It was tough to find, but I did find em and transaction went smooth. Here is the link to where I got it from...

    http://www.shopcrownhouse.com/product_p/15e5-scjoh15953.htm


    They say scratch and dent, but it was just the packaging that was bent or something, they were still sealed in the packaging...
    Dang, this would have saved me 6 bucks! It's never too late though, I'll be sure to check this out the next time I need a fan. Great deal (compared to eBay).
  • Lakota72Lakota72 Posts: 1,267
    The Sniper:
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809

    Last time someone posted about gaga you called for their man card. I'm thinking I should be calling for yours now.
  • Russ55Russ55 Posts: 2,765
    As long as you open up the cooler once in a while I don't really think they're necessary. I've thought of buying some, but in the year plus that I've been using coolers it hasn't been an issue. That's hardly scientific, but I wouldn't sweat it.
  • smoke_em_if_you_got_emsmoke_em_if_you_got_em Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lakota72:
    The Sniper:
    Did you try eBay? Thats where I picked mine up, and they have them on there from time to time. Here's one now in fact, juct copy & paste...

    http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/gdsim1/LadyGagaBornThisWayAlt600Gb090511.jpg?t=1311619809

    Last time someone posted about gaga you called for their man card. I'm thinking I should be calling for yours now.


    Thank you Lakota...get on his ass for that post!! LOL!! I love it.
  • cooch36cooch36 Posts: 714 ✭✭
    wwestern:
    I bought a little 110v fan and a receptacle timer....it's over kill but no batteries and air gets circulated very well.
    +1 thats what I did. wali world
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