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Old 01-24-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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...in your Oust Fans?

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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A short enough time that I sh*tcanned all of mine long ago.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:19 PM   #3
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about 3 months +/- using duracells
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: How long do your batteries last...

I use duracells and get about 6 months. I put an electrically powered laptop fan pad on the bottom of one but it doesn't seem to help a lot. Mind you, I don't think that something as small as my vinotemps or coolers can have a huge swing across the unit unless I am constantly opening and closing them, which I don't do.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: How long do your batteries last...

I guess I'll just replace it about every 3 or 4 months and call it good. I don't have a large coolador, but I don't like the idea of the air being static all the time. I don't know why.

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #6
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Why would you need a fan in a cooler? Whether the air is static or moving, it's still the same air. I have never understood the purpose of using a fan except maybe in very large cabinets.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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Not very. I've found that removing the grill from the fans makes them very temperamental to boot. So, even tho I have some in many of my coolerdors, I'm guessing most of them don't work.

Indeed, might not even really be needed.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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A short enough time that I sh*tcanned all of mine long ago.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:17 PM   #9
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I put a piece of tape on the bottom and date. Right around 3 months always.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #10
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A short enough time that I sh*tcanned all of mine long ago.
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Why would you need a fan in a cooler? Whether the air is static or moving, it's still the same air. I have never understood the purpose of using a fan except maybe in very large cabinets.
My thoughts also.

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Not very. I've found that removing the grill from the fans makes them very temperamental to boot. So, even tho I have some in many of my coolerdors, I'm guessing most of them don't work.

Indeed, might not even really be needed.
My experiance is that they are a waste of space and not needed in Humi's, coolidors, vino's & small (endtable) cabinets imho.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: How long do your batteries last...

I use fans in my two coolidors because I figure with all of the shelves and everything I have in there that am limiting the airflow. While the humidity is supposed to be even throughout, I worry about it being uneven -- just like in any given space, small or large. So I use three small (~1.5") computer fans. I have not had any problems with the fans, and while I may not really need them, they do give me some peace-of-mind and were not difficult to hook up.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:15 PM   #12
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I quit worrying about it in my vino. I have two in there but the batteries are dead, so i should prolly take em out.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:45 PM   #13
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I quit worrying about it in my vino. I have two in there but the batteries are dead, so i should prolly take em out.
Took me a while to figure out that cigars are stress relievers and should not be stress inducers.

Rh? As long as I am in the ballpark 55-65% and things are smoking good then I am happy.

Temp? Who cares, as long as there aren't holes in my sticks.

Air circulation? Air is Air

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:46 PM   #14
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: How long do your batteries last...

i have three in my vino but I have forgotten about them for long stretches thus letting the batteries die and I didnt notice any difference in RH. once I run out of my stash of D cells they will probably not be used any more.
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Why would you need a fan in a cooler? Whether the air is static or moving, it's still the same air. I have never understood the purpose of using a fan except maybe in very large cabinets.
+1. I have 3 coolers and I don't see the need for a fan.
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No Fans In My 3 Large Coolidors & Smokes Are Perfect With Shilala's 65 RH Beads!
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Mine last 3 or 4 months.
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I am lucky to get 3 months with my Duracells.
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Took me a while to figure out that cigars are stress relievers and should not be stress inducers.

Rh? As long as I am in the ballpark 55-65% and things are smoking good then I am happy.

Temp? Who cares, as long as there aren't holes in my sticks.

Air circulation? Air is Air

Relax, have a smoke.
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