1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wet gloves and boots
Because 110 volts turns this fan too fast, I wired the "hot" wire leading to the fan through a light bulb. This allows you to adjust air flow to whatever you're drying. For example, I use a 40-watt bulb for low rpm's and a 100-watt bulb for higher rpm's. For safety I wrapped the section of hose connected to the blower with heat resistant tape. I also installed a 1-amp fuse between the light fixture and the blower.
This set-up works much faster than other dryers I've seen on the market and has served us well since I built it several years ago. It can also be used at room temperature without being close to a heat source. Total cost for materials was $25. (Nathan Lapp, Rt. 2, Box 174, Cassadaga, N.Y. 14718 ph 716 595-3210)
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