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  • Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

    Hy experts ,

    I live in cold country , Canada . I wash weekly my car and so comes
    the rust on my tools .

    Does it exists an exhaust fan frame in a 6'' duct , not too expensive ,
    and efficient ?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

    The rust is caused by the humidity every day, washing the car will have little added effect.
    Try spraying your tools with Boeshied T-9
    Keeping them in a drawer that remains closed will also help

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    • #3
      Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

      Is WD40 a good replacement for this or is this spray that much better?
      impact driver bits

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      • #4
        Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

        No comparison.
        Put it on thin and wipe excess off and it will protect the tools without being wet/oily like with WD. Put it on heavy and let dry for a thick protective coating - perfect for winter/long term storage

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        • #5
          Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

          Originally posted by wbrooks View Post
          The rust is caused by the humidity every day, washing the car will have little added effect.
          Try spraying your tools with Boeshied T-9
          Keeping them in a drawer that remains closed will also help
          In fact you are right , I wash my car for 20 years in this garage without
          rust problem on my tools ...

          I found the culprit : I kept the can of pool chlore in the garage this year ,
          and for an unknown reason the stuff is granulated and smell unusually strong
          chorine at the opening of the can ... the vapor invaded my tools ...now it is out in the garden .

          Is there any retailer of your product in Quebec ?
          I always believe that
          industrial products are far more effective than the household ones .

          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

            Looks to be a few. You can order from Lee Valley in Ottawa as well, link in other post.

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            • #7
              Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

              Originally posted by wbrooks View Post
              Looks to be a few. You can order from Lee Valley in Ottawa as well, link in other post.
              Hey hey great link

              Thanks.

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              • #8
                Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

                For what it is worth: I was a machinist for 38 years, worked around certain tooling which was made to the fifth decimal place, and we certainly could not entertain rust on our tools nor the tooling. WD-40 was forbidden in our shop--PERIOD! Many times we were proven that WD-40 would cause rust easier than it would prevent rust. Supposedly, WD-40 contains mineral spirits which evaporates and creates and atmosphere which draws moisture to the surface. We did have Industrial Quality materials to coat tooling, and to keep out precision instruments clean and rust-proof. Starret's M-1 comes to mind here, there are others. I also learned to save those little pouches which absorb moisture from any box I buy that has them in it. I have them in my machinist tool chest now. There are also commercial products on the market to do this. They absorb moisture, can be "re-generated" by placing in a micro-wave oven for a minute on high. Works for me, David

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                • #9
                  Re: Garage ventilation : Which Fan ?

                  Good point, also available here for the CDN folks

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