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Looks good John, this could be good for atleast a week at the Whimberly Rad-Ranch.
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Good choice going with the Hayden 2 speed controller. I think that will make for a fool-proof installation.
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You sure work fast for an older fella... Nice job on the pics and updates! When you install the Hayden fan, you will have to insulate the plastic housing from the radiator fins with some closed-cell foam. They may give you some with the new fan, but you could also use a the "Frost King" stuff that you get at Lowe's. Just don't let the hard ABS rest on the fins of the rad directly and you should be OK.
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You sure work fast for an older fella... Nice job on the pics and updates! When you install the Hayden fan, you will have to insulate the plastic housing from the radiator fins with some closed-cell foam. They may give you some with the new fan, but you could also use a the "Frost King" stuff that you get at Lowe's. Just don't let the hard ABS rest on the fins of the rad directly and you should be OK.

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I wonder if you could power it with one of the old battery boilers? It would save taking the power from the battery charger and might help speed up recharging the house batteries....
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Thanks for all the good info everyone. Most timely!
Unfortunately the fan motor for our generator konked out this weekend, just as we were ready to take off. We saw the temp on the gauge rise so we had to postpone our trip. Are going over to Tampa, to pick up a Hayden as a replacement today.
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Wouldn't you want to build some type of shroud to ensure good air flow through the radiator. Or is the proximity of the fan to the radiator all that's needed?
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Wouldn't you want to build some type of shroud to ensure good air flow through the radiator. Or is the proximity of the fan to the radiator all that's needed?

John,

This is not the first time that I have used a Hayden Fan on this radiator, I first used one when it was along side of the original Perkins, but I didn't get good results after long term use and after I had Randy perform the horizontal radiator modification, I then found out that the Perkins actually had a bad thermostat and it wasn't fault of the Hayden fan after all, but it was too late by then to go back, plus I liked the horizontal radiator and the swing open door that was also added.

As you can see in this earlier version the Hayden fan fits very close to the radiator and its built in shroud provides a very good fit to get the majority of the air through the radiator.


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Power Teck recommends 2200 cfm fan for a 12.5 kw Gen. what the rating for the Hayden fan?
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The Hayden model 3817 is rated at 2100 CFM in high speed mode. I find that in the winter months, mine does not need to run on high. This past weekend, we had a couple of really humid days at the Oswego rally. I was running a cruise-air, my Xantrex Inverter/charger, water heater and ice maker. I also had another coach plugged into mine using the buddy plug. Total draw on the Perkins was around 60 Amps. As long as the fan ran on high, there were no problems with heat and the genny ran around 185 degrees. If I removed the high speed and it ran on low, the temps got up to around 198/199 and it just could not keep up with the heat.
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