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Re: Replacing my "engine room" blower?
As to the original post, yes the reason would be that the squirrel ones move a LOT more air, and IMO are more reliable than the cheaper inline ones.
But as you know already, take up a lot more space
Volume and reliability are the best reasons I can think of! I might be able to relocate it but it would require a much longer intake hose and a shorter discharge. Now the intake hose is 10" or a little less. It reaches through the bulkhead and angles down beside the engine. The total length of hose doesn't change if I relocate the squirrel cage blower. Does having a longer intake hose diminish the blower's capacity?
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