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PMX Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"

The 20" Powermax High Velocity Fan features a powerful yet fairly quiet motor that blows 7416.1 cubic feet of air per minute. It spreads air from a window air-conditioning unit or heater through large spaces. The attractive and durable finish of this wall-mounted pivoting fan allows you to save floor space whether you decide to use it in your home, barn or work space. Since this low-noise Powerman fan meets OSHA standards, it is also well-suited for use commercial spaces. Take advantage of the exceptional value offered by this high-performance, multi-speed unit.
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Questions & Answers for PMX Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"

Question

blades

Are the blades steel?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
By
Cookie
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes they are metal
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
By
Twin11
answer 2
yes
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
professer2B
answer 3
they are metal, not plastic, but may be heavy-duty aluminum. I'm not sure. I do know the ones on my fan have held up to months of constant use. I hope this helps.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
SojourningArtist
answer 4
Yes the blades are steel the hole fan is made of except all plastic and rubber parts
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
emjordan2015
answer 5
Why of course they are...no...they are steel and well crafted.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 6
The blades are metal, yes, not sure if they are steel or some other alloy.
answered 2 months ago
By
EntitySyx
answer 7
No, the blades are not steel.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

What is the CFM labeling on the PowerMax 20'' fan?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
WalMartaholic13
 - Baton Rouge, LA
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't know but it is powerful and the price and the build merit buying it and trying it.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 2
It blows good, over 5000 cfm, i just cant remember the exact number
answered 1 year ago
By
ray12345678910
answer 3
I don't know, but it's much less the previous brands sold at Walmart. I've had six other 20" fans of this cost from Walmart and this one moves much less air with more noise. The motor also seems much weaker, noisier, and mine was also very out of balance. I suggest you try another brand even if it does cost more.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Wes19A
answer 4
Sorry, checked the box markings, the instruction brochure and the unit and there is no CFM labeling. Its a 20", 60v, 3speed, 110 degree pivot point stand unit, that uses a grounded power plug, but there is no additional information on this model. Good Luck!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
PieMama
 - Pacific Northwest
answer 5
My previous answer has not been approved yet, but I wanted to update with the CFM rating on this fan.

Found this info on the powermax chinese web site:

5936 CFM @ 1480RPM (on high)
1.36 Amps
164 watts

And it seems that might be underrated. I have a Lasko Wind Machine 20", which is rated for 4780 CFM (on high), and this fan, ON LOW, produces better airflow.

I read somewhere that these use Generation 3 blades, which may be more efficient than the plastic blades on the Wind Machine. This really is a great fan for the money. I will probably buy 1 or 2 more for my Florida garage.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
cam94z28
 - Longwood, FL
answer 6
I just got this fan today. There does not appear to be any CFM labeling on the packaging, but I can give you an idea. Plugged in, in the kitchen (to test it out), I can angle it upwards, stand a good 8-10 feet away, and still feel a 20-25mph breeze coming from this thing... ON LOW!

It really is a great fan for the money, and my local wal-mart had it FIVE DOLLARS cheaper than listed online.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
cam94z28
 - Longwood, FL
Question

may i use the pmx hv20g fan in my attic where temps are xtremely high?

asked 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
5 answers
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answer 1
Why not? Try it. It shouldn't hurt anything.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 2
monitor the conditions I use mine regularly without a problem but its got to be a clean environment and so long as you have a good electric system and clean the copper cords to optimize longevity
answered 1 year ago
By
midnightsage
answer 3
I have used previous brands from Walmart in an attic, but this one does not move nearly as much air, has a weak motor, vibrates badly, and makes more noise. I'd recommend another brand. Previous models have lasted between 2 and 5 years of heavy use.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Wes19A
answer 4
There is a heavy durable 3-prong power outlet plug. The fan has three speeds, highest speed will cool an entire 1000sq ft space without overload and has entire metal housing and mechanics, so it would appear this would work adequately for an attic. You might consult an electrician about any safety concerns.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
PieMama
 - Pacific Northwest
answer 5
I would not recommend leaving it up in the attic, as the heat could be bad for the bearings (or bushings) that are in the motor.

If your attic is not well ventilated, it probably won't do very much (other than move hot air around) unless you use it as an EXHAUST fan.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
cam94z28
 - Longwood, FL
Question

Can this fan be mounted on a wall?

asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Kevin
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
5 answers
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answer 1
It says it can be, read the specs and discription on the product to double check!
answered 1 month ago
By
Stugatzo
answer 2
*product description*

The attractive and durable finish of this wall-mounted pivoting fan allows you to save floor space whether you decide to use it in your home, barn or work space.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
frugalmom2014
answer 3
no it can't
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
starttrekenterprise1801
answer 4
Yes. You can Google floor fans wall mounting Youtube or something like that and they will show you how it is done.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 5
No, it not designed for wall mounting.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Who is the MFG of the Powermax fan?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Montanavoice
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Power Max Electric Company, in China

PMX. Is their logo.
answered 1 month ago
By
Stugatzo
answer 2
It is made by a man named CHI NA.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 3
Made in China
answered 1 year ago
By
ray12345678910
answer 4
http://www.powermax-cn.com/en/showroom.asp?pid=63&Page=2
here you can find the fan also the company is powermax
hop this helps have a great evening
midnightsage
answered 1 year ago
By
midnightsage
Question

CFM at High Speed

What is the CFM of this fan at high speed?
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Dwells
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
4 answers
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answer 1
Read the specs on this fan, it really moves the air...on low. Its name POWERMAX is very huge clue!
answered 1 month ago
By
Stugatzo
answer 2
Don't know, but I am in Arizona and I have yet to need to put it on High Speed.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 3
Not sure of the CFM, but this fan will seriously blow more air than you expect. I thought it was going to blow me off of my couch on the lowest setting!
answered 2 months ago
By
EntitySyx
answer 4
This fan blows at 5936 CFM.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Does anyone know if I can change the capacitor in these fans?

I buy these fans in multiple amounts for my horse barns, most of them last several years, some go out in months. Knowing that the capacitor in fans is one of the main reasons they stop working, I wondered if anyone has changed them out and got their fan going again. i have 3 or 4 that are laying around waiting for me to decide, do I send them to the dump or try to fix them. Also, wouldn't the capacitor be inside the little black control box? Any instructions would be helpful also.
asked 1 year ago
By
Shorty
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Are they meant to use outside the house? I read on my specs. that this particular model is not to be used outside. Is the Barn considered outside? You may need to dumpem and get a Lasko or POWERMAX
industrial fan! Do your homework by researching online @ walmart.com
They have the best prices and the discription of the product will tell you
If it is for Industrial use!
answered 1 month ago
By
Stugatzo
answer 2
I am not an electrician, however I think if it is the capacitor it can be changed. What I would suggest is to take them to a place that repairs them and ask the tech. You can decide to leave them or do them yourself.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 3
I preface this by saying only mess with electronics if you know what you are doing as incorrectly installed electrical components can quickly lead to fires and painful electrocution. Having said that, yes, it is possible to replace components such as a capacitor, but you have to know how to solder and perhaps most importantly, use the appropriate replacement parts! That said, do so at your own risk. Is it worth doing? I would say sure, if you can take the time to learn to do it properly and safely.
answered 2 months ago
By
EntitySyx
Question

How do I get the fan open to clean the blades?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CleanQueen
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Unplug fan. Front cage has real small screw going all around it. Unscrew and place in dish. Do your cleaning and reassemble. Remember vinegar is a great cleaning and grease cutting agent. Re assemble front cage with screws..
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 2
Remove the screws located on the outer ring of the fan gaurd
answered 1 year ago
By
ray12345678910
answer 3
There are small screws, around six or seven, evenly spaced on the outer edge of the cover. Once removed, the cover can be removed, exposing the blades.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Wes19A
Question

Will this fan hold up in the heat of a horse barn in Arizona?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Bloomerjane
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am in Aridzona. I think it would. Hey , the price is right..buy one at least and try it.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
answer 2
Yes, I believe so. It moves the air in a 110 degree garage in central Texas. As I said.... it moves the air, not cool it. This is a fan.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
spudcrescent
answer 3
I'm very disappointed with the quality and performance of this fan. The motor seems very weak, I doubt it will last long in that environment, I would try another brand. Brands I've tried in the past from Walmart held up 2-5 years of heavy use in a hot attic. This one moved so little air in comparison with other similar brands, and creates so much more noise I replaced it after a week and a half.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Wes19A
Question

how do i take the blade off so i can get hair and lint out ?

it stopped spinning because theres hair wrapped around the bar that holds the blades
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
jim
on Powermax High Velocity Fan, 20"
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just return it. The motor is probably shot now anyway.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
By
NuchiG
answer 2
UNPLUG the fan first. There are little screws around the cage on the fan
all the way around it .... unscrew all of them, careful not to lose them, put them in a cup while you're cleaning the blades. Pretty easy if you have a screwdriver. Not sure if the blades come out? You can clean them while they're in place, unless they slide out.
answered 1 month ago
By
Stugatzo
answer 3
UNPLUG FAN! You have real small phillips screws all over the front cage. Remove them carefully and put in dish. Thatexposed the blade. Behind the blade is a hex screw I believe. Loosen it and blade will come off exposing shaft with your hair gunk on it. Go after it my friend.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Florenzo
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