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Old 05-25-2008, 03:30 PM
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Has anyone fabricated their own fan shroud? What's the best material to use? Could I just use steel and then prime and paint it?
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Has anyone fabricated their own fan shroud? What's the best material to use? Could I just use steel and then prime and paint it?
I built one from fiberglass once. I started with a steel ring that was the right diameter for the fan, then suspended it with coat hanger wire at all four corners of the radiator. Then I just filled in with fiberglass cloth. It was quite possibly the ugliest thing I ever fabricated, but it worked.

I often thought industrial ducting would work too. Like the stamped steel vents you see on top of restaurants and stuff. They often have a large round duct that flares out to a large square exhaust area. If you can find some 18 or 20" ducting it might work.
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Yeah, you can fab your own. But if I were doing it, I'd gather up all the measurements and take them down to Palmer Heating & AC on Anderson Street. I'd have them bend the whole thing up from sheet aluminum and be done with it.
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Yeah, you can fab your own. But if I were doing it, I'd gather up all the measurements and take them down to Palmer Heating & AC on Anderson Street. I'd have them bend the whole thing up from sheet aluminum and be done with it.

Hmm, i've lived here 45 years and never heard of Palmer Heating and AC or Anderson street! Is that in Phoenix or ???? LOL
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I didn't know a Heating and Air company would do that for you. The company he's referring to is here where I live. Thanks for the idea, will check this week. Not sure on fiberglassing one, as I have never done it!
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I was hoping that was the case!! ROFLMAO...since Techinspector and I live in the same town.

Years ago, I built a red brick BBQ on my patio, under the roof. I took some measurements and headed to the local A/C and heating sheetmetal shop. They whipped up a awesome sheetmetal chemney for me. Still there and looking good. A good sheetmetal fabricator can do wonders!

You might also check Spal fans. They make awesome fans and controllers. A little pricey but top notch.
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I wouldn't mind having a Spal Dual Fan setup, but for now I guess I will just get a shroud for my mechanical fan.
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Hmm, i've lived here 45 years and never heard of Palmer Heating and AC or Anderson street! Is that in Phoenix or ???? LOL
I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age, but have since discovered that the internet is a beautiful thing....
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Has anyone fabricated their own fan shroud? What's the best material to use? Could I just use steel and then prime and paint it?

Read my post #7, I made one out of aluminum, it would have been better welded not riveted.

One can be made out of fiberglass, as PowerrodsMike shows us here.

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