Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jaspernuts

Installing Fans in my Ice-House

7 posts in this topic

I know there has been a thread on this, but I don't know how to search. Im going to install computer fans in my house for circulation. I have heard they use little power and move a lot of air. Anybody else install these and do you have some tips on how to install?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have two of them in our fish house. One on each end blowing down at a slight angle. We run them off of their own 12 volt gel cells. The are mounted to the center beam using really long screws through the holes in the corners of the fan. The screws go into the beam an inch or so and the fan slides down the screw shaft to the head. The back of the fans are about 4 inches from the ceiling. They really pull down and recirculate the heat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I added 6 fans in our shack last year with a separate power switch next to each one. We mounted one on the ceiling to push warm air down and to the back of the house - it swivels left/right and up/down.

It's hard to explain, but I also added a hinged arm for each of the 5 fans over the holes. That way we could swing them down so they're blowing straight down on the hole when in use and flip them up and tuck them away when not is use or when landing fish. We had many nights where the size of the hole grew due to the warm air being blown on the ice overnight.

The fans were one of the best improvements we made in the house last year and they truly do run for a looong time on one battery. We run our 12v LED lights and fans off the same battery and one will last for a weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was not impressed at all by computer fans. I took them out and added a 6" fan. I hooked it to a live well switch - so if it is really cold I can leave it on, if it is not so cold I can turn it to aerate and it kicks on an off about every 2 minutes. I also installed a dimmer switch from a car so I can adjust the speed of the fan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two 12V oscillating fans mounted an they work well but i also bought two huge deep cycle batteries power them, that was kinda mistake cause the batteries are to powerfull an the fans actually cool the air so I have to use an old car batterie that cant turn over a car but will hold just enough charge to run the fans all weekend an just enought circulate the air, i have sleeves going down to the ice from my camper floor an would like to get air down the tubes to help keep them open longer. Boar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this may sound stupid to some but it worked for me I put 2 computer fans in the ceiling of my shack and attached them to a line voltage thermostat that had provision for cooling the fans didnt come on till it got to the selected tem and would shut down when it went below it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a computer fan in my shack then switched to a 6" fan, both worked good but need to turn the radio up a liitle more. Now I am thinking of putting in a 12 volt cieling fan that you can run on low to keep the air circulating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I have been going to golden meadows lately to work my dog so far we have shot 24 birds over him. One more time at the preserve before the season starts and we are itching to get out in the real fields!  
    • Wow do the unicorns fly in your fantasy too?
    • Would you like me to put sugar in your medicine to make it taste better?
    • Unless: If no candidate wins an absolute majority in the Electoral College, the election is decided by the House of Representatives. Thus, if Johnson were to win, say, Colorado while Trump and Clinton split all other electoral votes 50-50, the House would pick the winner. Given that Trump and Clinton are the most unpopular candidates in recent history, a divided House might compromise by selecting Johnson, a former two-term (Republican) governor of New Mexico.
    • It's probably going to be late this year. I got my itch scratched at Traxlers reserve in LeCenter today at least so that helps but really for me the pheasant season doesn't get into high gear until after deer season. Normally the first few weeks are too warm to be out a whole day with the dogs and there are too many corn fields in. By the 3rd week in November the temps have dropped and the corn is mostly out and that's when it gets better and of course first snow...... I am fairly optimistic about the bird populations this year. Obviously the rain we had was a wildcard and it's hard to say right now how that has impacted populations but there was a good group of birds that carried over from last season and the winter didn't take too many.
    • You sound like Dingle when someone spells isn't without the apostrophe.  It's like he can't even comprehend the sentence.
    • I'm saying that the people get what they deserve and that includes us, you all and me too.  As one of the characters in catch-22 said.. "They can do anything you can't stop them from doing".   And we have allowed the Clintons, a pair of crooks from the git go, to gain control of the Democratic Party, with a brief hiccup from Obama who only got to congress by getting a machine judge to release his opponent's sealed divorce records.  And we allowed the Republicans to leave in place a setup that encouraged every doofus that could rub two nickels together to get in the race.   Michelle Bachman?  Rick Santorum?  Rand Paul?   and of course Donald Trump....   Throw ten or 20 of them on TV about 50 times and see what happens.  And we all mostly just ignored it so the celebrity with the media skills got the nod, because he articulated the rage and disgust of a significant part of the voters, and he didn't have to rely on contributions to campaign.     Now we are being told, in the words of La governor Edwards supporters.."Vote for the Crook.  It's important." So, yes we deserve what we got.  Now the decision is which of these two will do the least long term damage to the country.   Maybe Jill Stein or Gary Johnson would but it ain't gonna happen, and anyway they would be jesse'd (term invented by me) by the congress like Jesse Ventura was by the state legislature after the first term since Jill and Gary have no power base.  
    • You and your back slappers bring up stuff Trump did or said in 1850...are you kidding me.   #hypocritesandfrauds
    • It sounds like you are describing a transmission slip in first gear? how many miles on it? Is the check engine light on? Have you checked the transmission fluid level and condition?
  • Our Sponsors