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Anyone have Dayton exhaust fan (Grainger catalog)?

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Anyone have Dayton exhaust fan (Grainger catalog)?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:36 PM
I see several threads down below some disscussion about using a Dayton brand exhaust fan from the US Grainger catalogue. Has anyone purchased one yet? I am interested in how loud they are...I am at the point where I need to construct a paint booth and would love to do a lowcost motor from that catalogue, along with some charcoal filters that you can cheaply buy online. But I don't want a loud fan as that would keep the wife and dogs up at night (when I do most of my work). Or does anyone have the Aztek or Artograph paint booths?? Are those loud?? Any comments welcome. Thanks in advance!

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Posted by eaglecentral on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:25 PM
Ahoy Beagle,

I was going to build a paint booth once using one of the Dayton fans. I checked the Grainer Co. on-line and found that they were wholesale only and that I couldn't buy from them on-line. I then went down to my local Ace hardware store and asked them if they could order me one. Yes, they could order me one, but at twice the cost listed by Grainger! No thanks. I have heard and seen the fans run and find them to be very good units and relatively quiet. I wouldn't put one next to my TV and expect my family to like it, but one can carry on a normal conversation or listen to the radio while one is running, kinda like your furnace fan.

Hope this helps.
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:22 PM
I have a 495 cfm Dayton fan. The fan itself is fairly quiet. My hobby room is downstairs,
and I can't hear the booth run when I go up to get a cup of coffee. I think
you will be ok. I do my work early in the am when the wife is asleep. No

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:21 AM
I have a LOT of experiance with Dayton fans (I'm an industrial mech. by trade) and would recomend them. They are reasonably quiet, efficient, and durable. Look in your yellow pages for an industrial supply store they probably would have some in stock.
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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Friday, July 11, 2003 10:06 AM
Very unscientific test but, a quick comparison of the Dayton blower in my paint booth with the exhaust fan in the bathroom and I'd say the Dayton is just a little quieter. I'm using a 265cfm Dayton and the number in the Grainger catalog is 4C447. I only had to run the ductwork a few feet to a window and with the size of my booth, this blower works great. It's true they don't sell retail but my boss let me buy one through work. Maybe you could do the same or possibly you have a friend in a position to help. I paid $62 or $63 for mine.

I've never seen one of the Aztec or MicroMark booths in person, only pics of them and am not familiar with the Artograph booths. MicroMark has some diagrams on their site but nothing that really gives away what type of fan they are using. After digging around and trying to decide what type of fan/blower to use and looking at a lot of different stuff, I'm wondering if they aren't using some type of bathroom exhaust fan on those booths. The thing that makes me wonder is the way the bottom of the booth is constructed. I found an exhaust fan at Home Depot that was rated at 300cfm, had two exhaust connections for 4" ducting and looked almost exactly like the bottom of these booths. It was twice the price of the Dayton I bought and I seriously doubt that it would be as durable.

Granted, the blower I got isn't *explosion proof*. The motor is not in the exhaust flow but fumes could still get in around it. If I had it to do over, I may have waited and spent the extra for an explosion proof blower. IIRC, they were about twice what I paid. The bath fan I found at HD was similar in that it used a squirrel cage fan with the motor out of the airstream. A lot of people use these types of fans/blowers and I've never seen anyone mention having a problem with fire/explosion but be aware, the risk is there.

With a little thought and planning I see no reason why you couldn't build a very nice booth at a substantial savings over any of the pre-fabbed booths I've found. Of course you have to consider your time and have the resources available to fabricate one. A friend helped with mine and that made it much easier. Sorry for the long winded reply but I know what a tough time I had making a decision on what to do. Hope this helps.

Here's a link to some info I found helpful:



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