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Homart BIG Intake and Exhaust Fan Rhode Island
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Post# 678028   5/7/2013 at 20:00 (3,609 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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This is a Beast.

I would love to pick up this Tornedo Maker !!!

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Post# 678040 , Reply# 1   5/7/2013 at 20:33 (3,609 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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These are the BEST! They're super quiet for the ungodly amount of air they move. This model has the somewhat rare timer too.

Post# 678042 , Reply# 2   5/7/2013 at 20:50 (3,609 days old) by whirlaway (Hampton Virginia)        
Great Fans

When I was a kid in the 50s,my sister and I would go outside and sing through it and drive my mother crazy.We lived near the seashore and almost everyone we knew had a big Homart belt driven fan,that sucker could really pull some air through the house even on low.Those were such nice days.When people had respect for each other,and yes people had problems then too. Bobby

Post# 678044 , Reply# 3   5/7/2013 at 21:19 (3,609 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I can see what Dan means.  Those blades mean business!


What would be the typical placement for one of these?   I presume you couldn't have a screen on any window it would be mounted in.

Post# 678050 , Reply# 4   5/7/2013 at 22:23 (3,609 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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BTW, the proper replacement belt is a 3L370 FHP


Post# 678053 , Reply# 5   5/7/2013 at 22:29 (3,609 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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I presume you couldn't have a screen on any window it would be mounted in.

Actually, I've seen quite a few of these that have a screen mounted on the backside of the fan shroud opening. Not sure if it's a factory installation or not.

Post# 678063 , Reply# 6   5/7/2013 at 23:45 (3,609 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

You;ll get a circle of dirt on the screen but you can take the screen down and wash it with some dish detergent and a brush and it'll come clean again.

We had a gun metal gray metal Vornado fan when I was growing up as a kid. On those summer nights where it got cool my parents turned off the A/C units and put the Vornado on "exhaust" out the window. When we opened other windows in the house the cool air would really waft into the house on a nice breeze. By 2am you'd either have to go turn the unit off or put a blanket on.

They had a screen on the window with the Vornado and twice per summer they'd remove the screen and wash it. But the fan actually hooked into the window frame like an A/C unit would had had side sliders so you could leave it in there all summer without having to remove it.

These things really moved some air!


Post# 678064 , Reply# 7   5/7/2013 at 23:56 (3,609 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

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Post# 678069 , Reply# 8   5/8/2013 at 00:41 (3,609 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Thanks for the info.  As long as a screen can remain in place, if I ever see one of these locally at a reasonable price I might grab it.


For now, my three-bladed Kenmore multi-directional box fan does a fairly adequate job in both directions.  I place it in an upstairs sash window opening and can feel the air flow from it as I go up the steps.  I have a small window A/C unit in the adjacent window for those hot days when the upstairs gets entirely unbearable, but can almost always switch to a fan at night.  The heat issues are much less pronounced downstairs, and fans are usually sufficient.

Post# 678106 , Reply# 9   5/8/2013 at 06:20 (3,609 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

My kindergarten classroom had one of these. I liked watching the belt. Our big Berns Air King fan had the blades mounted on the motor. The belt drive was something I had not seen before.

Post# 678211 , Reply# 10   5/8/2013 at 18:54 (3,608 days old) by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Homart Products

Did Sears offer Homart Products in their Farm Products "Specialogs" back in the 1960s?

My grandparents had a direct drive Homart fan in the early in 1960s. It had two switches: One for off/low/high and the other for intake or exhaust. It also had a thermostat. It was used to exhaust air out of the house and windows were opened to allow fresh air to flow in

Post# 678263 , Reply# 11   5/9/2013 at 00:35 (3,608 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

SERIOUS fan there--Vaguely remember Homart as a child.Seen this in really old Sears catalogs.That Homart fan even as now-would be better than ANY of those Chinese ones.Love the all metal construction-seems like only plastic parts are the "chicken head" control knobs-alas the missing one.If you like belt driven fans--LOTS of them at our transmitter site!with 3,5,15 and 20 hp motors and multiple belts.There are some large direct drive ones out here,too.Used in the building HVAC and transmitters.

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