would like to see your set up fan to cool mold while casting

canuck4570

New Member
want to put up a fan to cool my mold while casting
would like to see your set up to give me ideas to do this
thank you. Canuck
 

JonB

Halcyon member
Small 2 speed fan from thrift store ($2), sits behind Lee furnace.
I can aim it toward the "drop area" or out the window.

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canuck4570

New Member
was thinking of putting this small blower fan beside my furnace and after the cast could put the mold underneath and cooling the sprue first and need be the mold by leaving it longer all this depending on the way mold react

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Ian

Notorious member
Squirrel cage is the way to go, what you have there should be great but I'd have it blowing straight down on top of the sprue plate so the mould blocks don't get cooled too much. I use a manicurist's fan, sometimes.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Hardly ever use a fan, except to keep me cool or to blow the fumes away from my direction. I try to cast outdoors when it's cool and set up according to the prevailing winds.
 

Rally

NC Minnesota
I have ceiling mounted fans (wind machine) in my shop and my casting table is on castors. I move the table in front of the shop door and adjust fan to blow from one side to eliminate fumes in my face. Never found the need for a mould fan, but most often cast in the winter, so don’t worry about too much heat.
 

Creeker

Well-Known Member
Squirrel cage is the way to go, what you have there should be great but I'd have it blowing straight down on top of the sprue plate so the mould blocks don't get cooled too much. I use a manicurist's fan, sometimes.
Like Ian said, have it blowing straight down on the mould for best results.