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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 12:09 am
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Bradley Holcomb
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I have a working Diehl G 10 AJ17 desk fan that I remember as a kid at my grandmothers house.  I would love to get it restored. The metallic blue paint is pretty chipped as well. I live in Phoenix if that makes any difference...

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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 03:20 pm
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Craig Robbins
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Carl Parker. Search “The fan doctor”. He is in Texas but people send fans from all over. Welcome to the forum and Good luck

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 Posted: Thu Oct 5th, 2017 11:23 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Ted Kaczor also deos excellent work, as well as many others on this forum. Maybe look around in the for sale section and look at fans that have been restored, for examples of their work.

http://www.afcaforum.com/forum2/48757.html
http://www.afcaforum.com/users/251.html

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 Posted: Thu Oct 5th, 2017 11:52 pm
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Lane Shirey
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There's quite a difference between restoring fans for your own use or to resell, and doing work for a paying customer. 

Many excellent restorers don't do paid work for others because it is fairly difficult to estimate accurately, repairs on a 100 year old fan. It's very easy on a common fan to get more in repairs than it is worth, especially if something breaks in disassembly or if it needs a stator rewind. 


On a fan for resell, if it turns out to be a dog, often the fan becomes a parts fan to save other fans, but on a customer's fan, that's not an option. Also, proper fan restoration can involve 10++ hours. Even at minimum wage, labor alone can exceed the fan's value. 


I recently reluctantly agreed to restore an Eskimo that was a family heirloom owned by a relative. After hours of cleaning it up and performing maintenance, and doing some electrical work on it, realized that the stator was bad . I bought a running parts fan on my dime, only to find out it was also bad. I wound up putting it back together for them and while it runs great, it draws way too much and gets overly hot.  I gave it to them, charged them nothing, and lost 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. Never again!  This is what can happen. 


Best of success in finding someone to repair your fan, but please understand why you might not receive many or any takers. Your best bet if you're somewhat skilled , is to use the past posts in the forum to learn about your fan and others like it and repair it yourself. 


You also might get lucky and find a skilled member nearby you that is willing to help you to repair it. 

Cheers, 

Lane


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