# Dumb fan question

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• 02-13-2003
RoD
Dumb fan question
Ok this is lame, but its such a powerful fan i can't tell :P

Say u lay a fan on a desk, and it spins to the right, that means the air is blowing onto the test more than it is back at you, right? Trying to determine which way they blow so i don';t put em backwards.
• 02-13-2003
civix
You do have the temp thing, right? If so, put it on there, and read the temp thing... Then turn it over. Go with the one that has the temp thing the lowest.
It might work, I dont really know.
• 02-13-2003
Waldo2k2
It has not so much to do with the direction of the spin, but the angle of the blades. If it were to spin to the right (clockwise) and the blades were slanted so that the left end of each (looking at blades while they're at 12 o clock) would be raked toward you. If you were looking at it from this perspective, then the air should be blowing toward you.
• 02-14-2003
RoD
thnx guys i got it, that maybe a good idea either way civ, thnx.
• 02-14-2003
Govtcheez
This might seem a little silly, but why don't you just pick the fan up and put your hand next to it to see which way it's blowing?
• 02-14-2003
Travis Dane
Quote:

Originally posted by Govtcheez
This might seem a little silly, but why don't you just pick the fan up and put your hand next to it to see which way it's blowing?
Could be a dozen of explanations for that like he can't test the
fan outside the case for examp.
• 02-14-2003
Govtcheez
If he could put the fan on the table, I'm pretty sure it's out of the case.
• 02-14-2003
Travis Dane
:rolleyes:
• 02-14-2003
Govtcheez
Read his original post, you dumb ........er.
Quote:

Say u lay a fan on a desk, and it spins to the right, that means the air is blowing onto the test more than it is back at you, right? Trying to determine which way they blow so i don';t put em backwards.
It's on the desk and he's ask about which way it should be spinning.
• 02-14-2003
Travis Dane
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Originally posted by Govtcheez
It's on the desk and he's ask about which way it should be spinning.
Yes, And you ask why he doesnt try it out?
• 02-14-2003
RoD
now now children!

I have a second pbox out of the case on a dresser wired to the fan, i use that pbox to test devices and fans and such. The fan is equally powerful on either side when i hold it, i seriously can't tell.
• 02-14-2003
Travis Dane
Quote:

Originally posted by RoD
The fan is equally powerful on either side when i hold it, i seriously can't tell.
? You mean it's blowing to both sides???:confused:
• 02-14-2003
RoD
sure as hell feels like it, going to use a glass of water, see which side moves it more.
• 02-14-2003
Travis Dane
Both sides? Get outta here! Come on, It's a fan! It doesn't blow
to both sides! Close the damn window already!
• 02-14-2003
ober
Unless it's a completely crappy fan... there SHOULD be an arrow on the fan somewhere indicating which direction the air flows.
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