I don't hardware well. Can you tell me why the sensor utility on my laptop gives me a fluctuating "maximum" temp for my computer? And for bonus points, whether I can do more about the fan? [more inside]
I'm at the stage where I've achieved some level of professional renown in my field, and I'm starting to encounter lots of younger people who are "fangirling" (their words) on me. I have no clue how to respond without seeming like a jerk. Help? [more inside]
My room is SO HOT. Hotter than the rest of the house, probably about ten degrees hotter than outside. What can I do to cool it down? [more inside]
I haven't been sleeping well. Including all winter. I have a crappy polyester comforter and Target Jersey Cotten Sheets, and a $600 10 inch memory foam mattress from Amazon with two memory foam pillows. So - basically everything that would make me overheat. Would adding a Latex Topper to the mix fix a lot of problems? [more inside]
With the summer about to come on strong, we're considering installing a whole house fan in our newly bought house (Los Angeles area). Before we take the plunge, I'd love to hear from anybody who has one, preferably in a climate like ours -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Worth it or not? [more inside]
Experienced urbanites: What is the best method to use a fan to cool an apartment that only has windows on one side of the building? [more inside]
A few years ago, I had an attic fan installed to reduce heat build-up on the second floor of my home. Ever since, I have noticed foul sewage odors in my first-floor half bath. The odor is only present when the attic fan is running. What is causing the foul smell, and what can I do to solve this problem? [more inside]
I went to a fan convention last week, and was groped at a bar, by someone other than my partner. I filed a police report that night, but am wondering if there's anything else I should be doing to get help. [more inside]
The fan in one of our bathrooms has been working intermittently since I cleaned it (more inside)--most recently, it worked for a few weeks, but is having trouble again. It will start if I "jump start" it by starting it spinning, and then seems to run fine. Not sure what to do, but due to the fan's slightly odd size, I don't want to replace it (i.e., cut up my ceiling) if possible. [more inside]
White noise is fine, and soothing, perhaps even desirable, but clunking, groaning and rattling is not. Bedroom is ~12x 10 feet, bed in the middle, fan would probably be on the closest side. Budget up to a few hundred. Thanks!
Ikea sells "exhaust hoods" like this Luftig for $379, and it sells "exhaust fans" like this Luftig for $99. How are they different that's worth $280? It can't be just the extra stainless steel and faux industrial style since this Eventuell which mounts under a cabinet sells for $499. [more inside]
We have this furnace. In the summer it would be nice if we could run only the fan (We don't have central air), but according to the manual, Fan Only Mode requires the R and G thermostat contacts be wired. As you can see, only the RC/RH and W contacts are wired. Would simply swapping the orange wire from RC/RH to RH/G create the circuit needed for sweet, sweet fan action, or will it be necessary to run a new wire from G to the control board in the furnace, therefore requiring professional help? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good, trustworthy place to have my laptop disassembled and have its fan cleaned. [more inside]
My new projector, an Epson EX5220 blows super-hot air right where I am standing when I do presentations. Anything I can do? [more inside]
I live in an open, large, loft-like apartment that gets face-meltingly hot in the New England summer. Easily near 100F in the afternoon. AC is impractical for such a big space. I've tried box fans, but I haven't found one that moves enough air to make a difference and even those were as loud as airplanes. An even faster fan sounds like a bad idea, but a much bigger and slower fan might just do the trick. Something like these, but preferably something that doesn't need to be permanently installed? Where does one find an enormous fan?
Who has had a powerful fan for longer than three years without it breaking or doing something irritating? What's the make and model? [more inside]
We installed a new ceiling fan but the pull chain is hard to pull as it rubs against the grommet, and I'm concerned it may break if someone pulls too hard. How can I make the chain pull a little easier and smoother? Some type of lubricant that doesn't require frequent reapplication?
So I've got a nice oven and a nice overhead hood. Unfortunately, behind the facade of wooden veneer is NOTHING. No vent, no fan, nothing. Can I install a fan up there? [more inside]
I have a 650W power supply in my computer that I installed myself back when I asked this question (scroll through the answers on that for most system specs). This morning, the fan on the power supply started making noise. Do I need to replace the supply entirely, or is this something I can fix on my own? [more inside]
I bought what I thought was a more powerful range hood but it moves very little air at all. [more inside]
I was a raging fan of several different media properties as a kid. I'd like to read or learn more about individuals who are likewise obsessed. [more inside]
I have a 2008 24" iMac that I've used BootCamp to get Windows 7 running. Issue: the fans never come on. [more inside]
Does purchasing an external fan for a laptop work or are they just marketing? Mine can run a little warm when I am pushing it with games so I am considering a cooling pad.
I have a box fan running in my window. It pushes out a lot of air when I hold my hand in the front but when I hold my hand on the back of the fan it barely feels like any air is being pulled in. Where is the extra air coming from? [more inside]
Whether to install a gable exhaust fan in my attic and which of 3 gable vents to install it on? [more inside]
I was wondering if having a dead cooling fan in my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop would make the screen go wonky ? I purchased a new cooling fan, but I have no idea how to install it.
Does the stigma against fandom also count against whatever marketable experience you gain from it? [more inside]
Is heat transfer and room heating better with a low or high speed fan? [more inside]
How do I, using common household tools and objects, determine the (variable) RPM of a fan? [more inside]
What are some popular "fun" conventions or conferences? [more inside]
What would be cool to have spin round and round, but that's light and aerodynamical enough that my fan's motor could power it? [more inside]
What is the premium website and messageboard/forum for Nissan Pathfinder fanatics, if such a thing exists? [more inside]
What makes an original work particularly suited to being followed by fanfiction? [more inside]
Looking for best practices for a whole house fan - the loud one that has louvers that open up and blows air into the attic. Best in areas with warm dry daytime temperatures that cool off at night. [more inside]
What are the fringiest, niche-iest fan conventions in America? [more inside]
How do I revive my beloved Patton P-20SW? I tried to turn it on today and there was a spark and smoke then no response. Any ideas? [more inside]
Is there a sensor device or thermostat setup that can inexpensively switch on a fan based on the difference between two temperature points (one inside, one outside)? [more inside]
My fridge is hot, not just not cold but actually hot. Can I fix this or am I shopping for a new fridge? [more inside]
Are there air conditions that have an excellent fan setting as well? In my experience, ACs serve as poor substitutes to window fans. [more inside]
How do I express admiration for a famous person in a non-creepy way? And do I really want to express my admiration to begin with? [more inside]
I am hoping to find a Japanese calligraphic drawing of a specific Zen story/koan. [more inside]
What are these giant fans/propellers I sometime see in farm fields? [more inside]
Weird problem with Dell Laptop stalling when the fan stops. [more inside]
[AustraliaFilter and CricketFilter] What are the Aussie cricket fans chanting in the SCG stands? [more inside]
I'm not sure how I found it or why I didn't save it, but I remember a fan made Dr. Who Christmas video.The premise was four doctors (Eccleston, Tennant, and Colin and Tom Baker) all having a Timelord Christmas together. The Doctors were played by actors/fans. [more inside]
Does anyone know the origin of or the artist who created this Star Wars/Darth Vader memorial wall picture?
How do I turn off a ceiling fan that has been running for months, short of calling an electrician? [more inside]
How do I wire my new bathroom exhaust fan? The old fan has three functions (fan, light, nightlight) and therefore connects to a triple switch on the wall. It also means that there are two runs of wire to it. The new fan has only two functions (fan, light) and therefore only needs one run of wire. How do I wire this thing up; what do I do with the extra run of wire? [more inside]
Does my bathroom need to have a fan? [more inside]