I have a couple of get togethers every year here at the house. One is burgers, dogs, and fireworks on a weekend near the 4th of july. The other is a fall party the wife likes to have for friends, kids, and grandkids. On my 4th event it is usually 100+ degrees. For that reason i don't start til 6 or 7pm, but even then it can still be 100 degrees. I have a 4 foot shop fan that i use to cool, but it simply won't put out the volume of air to cool 20 to 40 people. My neighbor is a scrapper, and he frequently receives used heat and air components from local A/C service companies. He got a big good unit a few days ago, and after some thought I decided I would try to use it for my yard. The project is mechanically finished, but it still must be wired. I will also clean and paint it. (any color suggestions?) The unit is 3.75' tall. The blower wheel is 2' across, and the opening is 1.5x2'. The motor is a 110/220v 1.5hp. The tongue is an old push mower handle. I am thinking this dude will flat put out the air. I may even have to chock the wheels to keep it from backing across the yard!:smile2: More pics and a performance rating later.