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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2011 08:12 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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Looking for the plain hook that screws into a wood beam to hang an old Hunter Original.  If you have that little beast, let me know.  I do not want the newer styles of Hunter mounting hardware.

Thanks!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2011 08:17 pm
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Ken, I go by the hardware store and buy modern hooks. Then I open the throat to take the rubber hangers. I install the hook, then hang from it. If it'll hold me, it'll hold a heavy fan.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 10th, 2011 01:40 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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All we have available here are puny hooks that are zinc plated over crap and made in Franistan.  Even though the weight limit is printed as 50#, I would not want to be sitting under a Hunter held by one of those.  I'm going to hold out for an antique one made from heavy steel.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2011 01:13 am
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I've seen some decently robust J-hooks at smaller hardware stores. They seemed to be about as sturdy as the Hunter hooks. Home Depot (or similar) has never had ones I was really satisfied with.

I would love to find a supplier of J-hooks that are big enough to fit the antique porcelain hangers. As of now, all I have for antique ceiling fans are the original hooks that were with some of the fans I found.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2011 12:41 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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Louis Weedman wrote: I've seen some decently robust J-hooks at smaller hardware stores. They seemed to be about as sturdy as the Hunter hooks. Home Depot (or similar) has never had ones I was really satisfied with.

I would love to find a supplier of J-hooks that are big enough to fit the antique porcelain hangers. As of now, all I have for antique ceiling fans are the original hooks that were with some of the fans I found.

Agreed!  And now that the Home Depots, Lowe's, and Wal-Marts rule the world, the little hardware stores in my area are gone.  There just has to be some company out there that makes that type of hook.  The smaller hooks are OK for the 36" Originals but I don't trust them at all on a R-52.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2011 01:08 pm
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Ken, You might want to try a U-Bolt of course you'll need to secure a 2x4 or 1x4 up there to secure it too but, you wont find a U-Bolt bending or breaking. I have done this in the past and it never fell even with my mother-in-law standing under it.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2011 04:15 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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Ron Powell wrote: I have done this in the past and it never fell even with my mother-in-law standing under it.

She's a very lucky woman to have you looking out for her.

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Ken Rodoni wrote: Ron Powell wrote: I have done this in the past and it never fell even with my mother-in-law standing under it.

She's a very lucky woman to have you looking out for her.

If you say so.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 03:49 am
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Here is a "hook" I removed that has done 70 years of holding up a Hunter.


Attached Image (viewed 3415 times):

CF hook combo.jpg

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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 11:45 am
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Tom, I bought a 36" Hunter back in the early 70s that came with that exact hook. I guess Hunter had trouble finding a robust hook, so they used a modified wood screw.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 7th, 2011 01:59 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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Tom Dreesen wrote: Here is a "hook" I removed that has done 70 years of holding up a Hunter.



That is an excellent idea!  Thanks so much for sharing. :clap:

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 Posted: Thu Dec 8th, 2011 03:09 am
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Steve Cunningham
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Ken, I sent you a Christmas card today.

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Heavy duty screw hooks are still available:

http://www.larsonhardware.com/fset_prod.html

Go to screw hooks - heavy duty

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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 10:01 am
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Nicholas Denney
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They're indicated as being zinc.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 01:53 pm
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Nicholas Denney wrote: They're indicated as being zinc.
I would have to think that means zinc plated.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 10th, 2011 10:48 pm
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Ken Rodoni
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Steve Cunningham wrote: Ken, I sent you a Christmas card today.

Does every Christmas card you send have a ceiling fan hook enclosed? :shock:

Thank you so much for the gift, Steve.  I really appreciate it.

Ken

 

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