Reversing shuttle for air handling device

Patent No. 6,220,957

Issued: April 24, 2001

Inventor: Christopher B. Clarkson, Jamesville NY

Assignee: SubAir, Inc., Munnsville NY

A fan unit has inlet and outlet ducts facing in the same direction. A reversing shuttle is connected to the inlet and outlet ducts of the fan unit and includes a diverter damper and two opposing dampers. The reversing shuttle further includes an outlet that is connectable to a duct network that is under a sports field or portions of a golf course. When the fan unit is running, depending on how the opposing dampers and diverter damper are positioned, air is either blown into the duct network, thereby causing air and possibly other additives to enter the soil profile of the field, or sucked (vacuumed) from the duct network, thereby draining moisture through the soil profile and into the duct network. Moving the diverter damper from a first position to a second position while changing which of the opposing dampers is open and which is closed reverses the air flow in the duct network. 

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