OK I totally understand this pic because its freakin hot out! Hey like we state on the site not all repairs are bad ideas, its thinking outside of the box. Or in this case thinking with the box….box fan that is!
Now all he needs is a wet pair of panty hose and he has an evaporative cooler. 😛
I did that at the last house I lived in. 24/7 pulled air through the house. At the new house, I have the box fan pulling air from the house and pushing it up through the attic crawl space to keep the attic cool.
I’m showing my age,but this is exactly what we did pre A/C days when I was younger. Not really too inventive…just common sense really
@tazmom Um, yeah. I was looking at this picture trying to figure out what the big deal was. Thinking outside the box? Wow. Someone put a fan in a window. That this was published is pretty amazing.
Box fan? When I was growing up, we called these “Window Fans”. We always thought they were MADE to go in the window! You just open the window, set the fan in it, and close the window down on it to hold it in.
Box window fan in the window… huh? this is exactly what it is made for. These fans are cheap and noisy and relatively low performance but they are better than nothing. Set up correctly they will change over the air in house. A more powerful modern version or an old fashioned permanently installed attic or window fan with a powerful electric motor does work far better and faster… this is just the cheap way (today) and was common ages ago, but not a kludge, this is how these fans are supposed to be used. What’s next a photo of someone driving a chevy vega in a perfectly normal way one would drive a car?
They have window fans now, 2 fans side by side in a box so it is wide enough to span a window, and generaly have some kind of pull out baffle to fill in any extra space.
kind of a ghetto whole house fan.
wow. i am so glad everyone else already stated what i was thinking. a window fan in a window. WOW.
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