View single post by Larry Miceli
 Posted: Sun Feb 9th, 2020 05:14 pm
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Larry Miceli



Joined: Mon Feb 20th, 2012
Location: Mount Dora, Florida USA
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Maybe I'm preaching to the choir, but I have seen a disturbing trend on the AFCA Face Book site where people are taking entry level fans (like a 29646 or GE AOU), taping off the motor tag (or not) spraying some Rustoleum paint all over everything including the cord and hawking them on ebay as a "restored" fan. And claiming they are an AFCA member because of the membership on the FB site.
I have nothing against Emerson 29646's (sorry Kim) or GE AOU's. I started my restorations on those same fans. But I didn't think that having a FB page for the group would result in a whole bunch of people basically appropriating the AFCA name because they post a few pictures on the FB site.  For the most part, these "restorations" look like a fire waiting to happen!

Now, I enjoy the FB site and I look at it more than the forum these days as my work restricts access to a lot of outside web sites, but has anyone considered making membership in the AFCA a pre-requisite to acceptance into the FB group? 

OK, I'm off my soapbox now.