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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 02:42 pm
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Richard McWilliams
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I was recently given a GE Huthwint box fan. This is a 11" pentagonal box on a base. It it painted a coppery brown and has a handle on top. Does anyone know any thing about this fan?  I have not been able to find any info so far.


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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 06:07 pm
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Lane Shirey
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It should read "GE Hotpoint" and it was formerly a heater. 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 06:39 pm
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Thanks very much. We debated what it said, but I should have remembered they promoted a "Hot Point" brand. Thanks very much. It seems to be of little value. Best, R

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 06:45 pm
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That's a cool looking piece nonetheless. I love the old fireproof all metal heaters.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 06:54 pm
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There is no doubt that is well built. Some one has cut off the plug and wire, but it may work. 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 07:12 pm
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Richard McWilliams wrote: There is no doubt that is well built. Some one has cut off the plug and wire, but it may work. 

I hate it when they do that. :pissed  Hopefully the heating element is still present and has not been ripped out by some butcher.


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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2018 11:47 pm
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At least they didn't make a lamp out of it :cry:

Just remember when you put on a cord, make sure it can handle the current draw on those if I recall they draw 700w. . Also the remnants of the old cord and insulation around the heating element likely is asbestos. Don't breathe it. 

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From what I can see of the insides of the heater from the picture it looks like it still has its heating elements intact, as for replacing the cord goes, one could get an 8' appliance cord from ACE Hardware and cut the adaptor plug end off and wire the cord into the heater and you should be good to go for being able to run the heater again.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 09:11 am
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Just make sure the fan runs before powering on the heater element so you don't burn the paint off it. I had one and the bearings were so sticky with old oil residue that you couldn't budge the blade. Also if I recall the motor is cheaply built and is riveted together. If yours is sticky, you'll have to drill the rivets and then use screws to put the motor back together after cleaning the bearings. 


I wish you better luck than I had. I never did get that motor to not be sticky, even after having it apart several times. 

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 Posted: Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 11:29 am
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Thanks very much. I have found that it is a GE Hot Point space heater. I was misreading the stamping on it and another member put me straight on it.  

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 Posted: Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 11:32 am
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Thanks very much. I will bare your good advice in mind. 

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