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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 02:29 am
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Jerry Carducci
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I've had a small desk fan, 12", brass blades, overall 'aged' condition to sad. It's plate reads Hunter and I believe it's
the type I've seen referenced as a 'BMY' ?? The fan cage does not appear to be original at least based on the images of others of similar type.The cage it came with is steel with what once appeared to be copper paint now mostly rusted. It has a fixed type Hershey kiss shaped mount with manual tilt capability but no oscillating function appears to ever have been a feature. Some of the hardware is brass and the base and motor housing cast iron.

It's in pieces now and the issue is the stator, I get no readings from one tap to either of the other two and about 45 ohms between the two other leads. The overall condition of the stator is not so good, I see where coating from the coil wire has flaked off in some places and sections of some of the coils are darker than I'd like to see. I cannot see any breaks in the coils and I've reconciled myself with the idea that this fan may just be good to keep as parts for future projects. ( like I don't have enough already). I had to try to rescue the stator already by trying to extend the
three tap wires and when I detected what appears to be the open condition I went ahead and unwrapped the other side where the coils are joined. Again the enamel/ lacquer coating has turned to powder and even from that side when I checked the resistance of the three taps I got the exact same result as before so the break in the coil is somewhere I cannot see it.

This was a long winded lead in to the real question: is it possible to have these stators rewound and if so is it cost feasible for a fan of this general type and more so being of questionable pedigree? I checked with White and while they were very nice they don't work on this sort of thing. I have minimal to zero interest in attempting to try rewinding myself...

Jerry

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 10:18 am
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Lane Shirey
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Jerry, the stators can be rewound but they can reach $200 or so for a quality rewind.  If you post pics of the fan even in pieces, the badge , motor tag, etc. so we can see what you have,maybe someone will have a parts stator they’re willing to sell you.  
Without pics, it’s difficult to tell exactly what fan you have.  


Best of success finding one.  

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 01:59 pm
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Rusty Anderson
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Eurton Electric in California is rewinding a stator for me at this time.  It is a very small stator for an 8” Fort Wayne, they quoted a price of $365 and said it would take 2-3 weeks.Rusty

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 04:12 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Rusty: That's a lot of money for a rewind. Sidney Lamb (an AFCA member in Texas) will do rewinds for around $250

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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 05:26 am
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If Sydney is too busy, I know a couple other guys in Texas who can probably help you out, and there are others in the club as well...

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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 06:31 am
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Jerry Carducci
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Thank you gentlemen, I've been tied up for the last few days and will remain so for a few more but I will post photos as soon as I am able. If I wanted to approach the members who are willing to consider taking this on how would I contact them?

Jerry

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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 10:00 am
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Both Sydney and Rick Huckabee do a great job.  You’d contact them by PMing them on this forum. 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 11:00 am
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I talked with Sidney Lamb, a fine gentleman.  He did not want to do the rewind and referred me to Eurton. I did not know about Rick Huckabee at the time. Yes, $365 is expensive and I was surprised by the estimate. Remember that the Fort Wayne is unusual in that the stator is inside of the rotor. 

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