Shop Air Changes

Posted by Dan B on Dec 17, 2006

I'm building my first boat (Chesapeake 17) in a shop I built in my basement. Since my family seems reluctant to move out for a few months, I need to make sure I don't fume up the joint with epoxy, etc...

I'd like to install some sort of "industrial strength" vent fan. I tried a box fan and it didn't cut it. The shop is about 3000 cubic feet.

Q1 - How many air changes should I shoot for so I can size the vent fan? Q2 - Any recommendations on the type of fan to buy - realtive to cost, noise, and being up for the task in general. (15 amp 120 volt service)

I don't want to blow more 70 degree air outside into the MN winter that I have to...

Thanks in advance.

Dan B



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