Hockey Outfit Dryer

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Project by ColoradoCurmudgeon posted 03-01-2011 01:08 AM 1717 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My son’s play hockey. The hockey clothes stink. So I build a box for them to put their sweaty gear into which has a drying fan. The carcass is 4×4 redwood. The panels are nice veneered plywood. The top compartment has a “fake” bottom so that air can circulate underneath.

-- What if we're all wrong? ---- Colorado Curmudgeon

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 05:08 AM

Aww shucks. Any hockey player knows the stink is 1/2 the fun! Reminds me of the boot drier I got to deal with our Vermont snows. I thought it was awesome until the entire house smelled like my kid’s stinky basketball shoes.

Even so, I was thinking of doing something similar with mudroom cubbies. I figure a little airflow through the case would help dry out coats and gloves and such. Where did you put the fan and how is it controlled? I don’t see an on/off switch anywhere. I’m also curious what you ended up using for a fan. I was toying with using some computer fans, but haven’t finalized anything.

Looks great!

-- Steopa

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 06:24 AM

Great idea. I sure needed one of these in my playing days. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 12:15 PM

I have a buddy that play on 3 team. He would love this. Can to tell me or post more info on the fan. Would love to see more pics.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 05:52 PM

Steopa, Thanks for the comment and compliments. The switch is barely visible in the photo. It’s white on the left side. It’s just a regular light switch. I used the biggest bathroom fan I could buy.

If I did it again, I’d put a timer on it.

-- What if we're all wrong? ---- Colorado Curmudgeon

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 06:40 PM

A timer is a great idea. And that fan is going to move a lot more air than my computer fans….

Looks like you could get a light switch with a built-in timer (used for bathroom fans, oddly enough), if you felt like re-wiring it.

-- Steopa

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