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Cheaper alternative for a Hair Fan??

 
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Feb 24, 2014 14:56 |  #1

I would like to get a hair fan, however, I find it hard to spend $150-$350 on a fan just because it has the word studio fan attached to it. Is there any 'home made' or other variety that will work as a studio hair fan?


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Feb 24, 2014 15:44 |  #2

I purchased a BlowIt recently, haven't used it much yet, but it seems pretty good.

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Feb 24, 2014 16:09 |  #3

I have used one of these, great because it is adjustable up and down and has 3 speeds, and blows a more concentrated stream of air.

http://www.homedepot.c​om …ower-Fan-655704/203423260 (external link)


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Feb 24, 2014 16:10 |  #4

Firemike wrote in post #16714256 (external link)
I have used one of these, great because it is adjustable up and down and has 3 speeds.

http://www.homedepot.c​om …ower-Fan-655704/203423260 (external link)

I saw a few of those on Amazon. I was thinking about it. Have you found a way to mount it?


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Feb 24, 2014 16:21 |  #5

Hair dryers work well, if you have an assistant to hold it.




  
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$29 self standing or hand held at Wallmart


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EL_PIC wrote in post #16714300 (external link)
$29 self standing or hand held at Wallmart

Are those powerful enough to blow hair? I tried a home fan that I have and it didnt blow hard enough to move the hair.

Have you used any?


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Feb 24, 2014 19:23 |  #8

professorman wrote in post #16714259 (external link)
I saw a few of those on Amazon. I was thinking about it. Have you found a way to mount it?

I just set it on a table when I needed it off the floor, a friend took a piece of 1/4" aluminum plate the size of the base, drilled and tapped a 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 hole near the center of the plate to mount it to a tripod or c-stand, and bolted the fan to the plate. That way he could mount it to whatever was handy and set it at whatever height he needed. Obviously you may need to sandbag it if it is set high enough or the stand is not very sturdy.


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