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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 04:35 pm
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Dezmond Goodwin
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With my first fan. I search YouTube for answers. I eventually found you guys.. the problem is when I was researching the disassembling . They were using screwdrivers to separate the housing. Now with the marking from screwdriver prying. I have to file down the housing to make sure it will fit right

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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:22 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Hi Dez, 
Just FYI, posts with restoration questions should be placed in the pre or post 1950 forums. The BST forum is for posts wanting to buy or sell a fan. 


You might have better luck if you buy a tool called a cable splicing knife. You can buy them on Amazon. 

All the best with your restoration!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:40 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Listen to Lane. Another quick way to open a case is to give the rotor spindle a tap (lightly) with a rubber mallet. Never use a hammer or you run the risk of deforming the spindle which will make it difficult to get the rotor free of the front of the case. A gentle tap on the spindle will usually assist in separating the case. I use a flat putty knife on Westinghouse stamped steel cases. One simply places the edge of the knife on the seam then gently tap making sure that the knife doesn’t jump around. Patience is the key!

Last edited on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:41 pm by David Kilnapp

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