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Old 01-06-2015, 12:17   #1
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Best way to clean hella fans

Does anyone have a particularly good way of cleaning hella turbo (or equivalent) fans? The wet cloth doesn't seems to do a great job.

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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

We use wet wipes. They work quite well.
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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

I get in there with a towel underneath it, and warm water with detergent, and a toothbrush. It is a major PITA, and is why the last two fans we bought are Caframos, which just take a wipe with a detergenty sponge and are fine.

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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

Take the front grill off and take the blade off will make it easier to clean. I live in the city and I'm allergic to dust so I put a furnace filter behind my fan, the kind that are like a bunch of strings glued together( they don't reduce the air flow noticeably) . They come in big pieces so I cut it to fit my fan. it's amazing how dirty they get and when they're dirty I just swap them out for new one, no more fan cleaning for me :-)
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Take the front grill off and take the blade off will make it easier to clean. I live in the city and I'm allergic to dust so I put a furnace filter behind my fan, the kind that are like a bunch of strings glued together( they don't reduce the air flow noticeably) . They come in big pieces so I cut it to fit my fan. it's amazing how dirty they get and when they're dirty I just swap them out for new one, no more fan cleaning for me :-)
Thats a good idea! We have two cats so our fans are continually getting clogged. The wet nap idea works ok but we have 8 fans and they have to be cleaned weekly. I think we may switch out to the Caframo 757 fans that does not have a protective grill. Just wipe the blades off and we are done.
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Thats a good idea! We have two cats so our fans are continually getting clogged. The wet nap idea works ok but we have 8 fans and they have to be cleaned weekly. I think we may switch out to the Caframo 757 fans that does not have a protective grill. Just wipe the blades off and we are done.
Exactly right, my friend.
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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

I like the h2o fans they are 10 inch box fans which makes it really easy to put the filter on the back. Draw only .6 amps on high. And have a pleasant sound like rushing air not like a motor. The only drawback is because of their size and the fact they don't come with mounts you can't mount them everywhere. I had one last over two years running practically 24 7 in the summer. And they only cost 20 bucks!
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Oops. Just realized my fan brand is O2COOL.
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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

If the grills are such a PITA to remove, maybe you can put in some self-stick Velcro strips, or 3M "Command" strips, so the grills can just be popped on/off?
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Re: Best way to clean hella fans

meh... after discussions with the wife we have decided to go to the grill-less fans.
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meh... after discussions with the wife we have decided to go to the grill-less fans.

We came to the same conclusion about a year ago.....most of the encased fans were dying anyway so replacing them all with the open blade fans was a simple decision. And the new fans move way more air!!!


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