OY! IT IS HOT!
Yesterday, when I posted that I brought out MT’s misting fan for Dodger, many of you wrote and asked me how it was made.
So……… I’m reposting the “Hubby makes a Misting Fan” post.
Here is how to make your own (safe) barn misting fan!
*As with any fan, Please make sure your horse cannot get any tail hair anywhere near the fan blades and make absolutely sure that your horse cannot gnaw on any electrical cables. Keep the fan away and out of reach from your horse!
ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/27/13
HUBBY MAKES A MISTING FAN FOR HIS GIRL…
It is true… I have been a bit busy taking care of Mama Tess and also catching up on all the work I let slip while I was lost in the decision.
But, luckily for MT, Hubby had an idea on how to create a misting fan for her without us spending a huge amount on a Cool Zone fan like she had in her hospital stall.
So, we went to Lowe’s and bought a few ingredients…
A big industrial fan. (You have to use a high powered fan or else the water doesn’t spray around enough and it soaks the stall…)
A few misting nozzles, some couplers, a hose adapter and misting flexible hose all from the inexpensive mister section.
A garden hose.
That was it.
THE MISTING RING
Hubby made a misting ring out of the nozzles and bendable hose. He then affixed the ring onto the front cage of the fan with zip ties.
He attached the hose to the hose adapter.
We ran an extension cord and the hose.
And we turned it on…
*NOTE: If you are on well water, we have learned that metal guitar strings will clean out the nozzles nicely.
A BEAUTIFUL THING!
It was a beautiful thing! The water shot out in a fine mist and the fan blew it into the air at the perfect ratio of air vs water. Her stall wasn’t soaked and she sat right in its wake.
She was happy. I was happy…
I was able to go to work and not worry about her in this heat.
Peace of mind.
Hubby was my hero once again…