Water Pump for Misting Fan?
September 29, 2010 5:11 PM Subscribe
I want to build a misting fan, but I don't have easy access to a garden hose tap, so I want to use a pump to generate pressure. Where can I find such a pump?
posted by DMan to Shopping (6 answers total)
So in a few months I'm going to be moving into an apartment with a balcony, and I'd really like to build a misting fan to put out there on hot days. Easy enough, I just need to get some misting nozzles and put them directly in front or behind a box fan.
The problem is that since I'm in an apartment, I can't exactly screw in a garden hose and use that for a water supply. Instead, I'm thinking I could fill a 5-gallon bucket with water and stick a tube in it, and then use a pump to generate the necessary pressure to run the misting system. So 2 questions:
a) Where can I find such a pump?
b) Is this feasible? Will my misting system blow through a 5 gallon bucket in no time, or will it last me at least an hour or two?
Bonus points if the pump is fairly quiet. I'd rather it not be any louder than the fan, for example.