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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 03:00 am
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David Hoatson
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Lucas Beshara wrote: Just a note on this fan David.  Your switch is missing some insulation. It can ground out on the base as it is. I recently ran into this same issue with a brass bell GE. The way I reinsulated was with Jb weld. I wrapped the existing insulation on the switch with painters tape and the tape spanned to where the insulation would have originally been. Then filled that void with the Jb weld and hung it upside down to dry overnight. I'll post some pics when I can. As a stop gap you can use electrical tape where the bare switch could contact the base:up:
Lucas, I took your advice on the JB Weld. The repair almost done:


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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 03:03 am
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David Hoatson
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I got the missing headwire clamp from Chad at AntiqueFanParts.com:

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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 03:04 am
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Another view:

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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 10:31 am
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VERY nice looking repair! :up: JB Weld has so many uses for these old fans. I recently repaired that piece on a pancake base switch that holds the pointer with JB Weld and tape for the mold and it came out as nice as your repair.

What a great idea Chad has with his parts stock. It's almost like going to the manufacture and buying NOS parts for 100+ year old machines. :cool:

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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 02:31 pm
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Nice repair on that switch!  
Glad to help

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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 02:44 pm
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I might put a polarized plug on so that the switch lever gets connected to neutral (0 volts) instead of hot (110 volts) for safety. 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 02:56 am
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Lucas Beshara
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I checked the msds on Jb weld before I used it as a repair for a conductor. It's non-conductive. I have the same repair on the same switch and I have no issues

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 07:27 pm
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David Hoatson
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The restoration is done. It turned out to be a beautifull fan. 
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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 07:29 pm
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Some still photos:













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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 08:43 pm
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Great work on a very interesting fan.
Thanks for posting.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2017 12:45 am
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Lucas Beshara
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That is one sweet fan and an awesome documentation of the refresh!  Thanks!

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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2017 01:57 am
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Thank you posting this for us.  Fantastic documentation of your rebuild.  

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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2017 02:47 am
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Stupid question but what size grommet did you use where the headwire enters the motor housing? I'm restoring some of my SMY models but lacking the grommets to give it a more finished look.

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Pat Weeks wrote: Stupid question but what size grommet did you use where the headwire enters the motor housing? I'm restoring some of my SMY models but lacking the grommets to give it a more finished look.
Pat, I'll check. I buy them from McMaster Carr and usually have to buy 20 times more than I need. I sometimes give them away at the shows. 

https://www.mcmaster.com/#push-in-grommets/=18vy425
Measure your hole diameter and the thickness. You can choose rounded edge or square. There are two sizes that fit most applications. One for stamped steel and one for cast iron. However, I think the Collar used some odd sizes that I had to order. 

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David,

I have one of these in working condition that probably needs to be opened up and gone through.  If you would give me your address I would let you apply your skills on mine. :D   

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 Posted: Sat Aug 26th, 2017 01:40 am
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The fan is up for sale:
http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=48491&forum_id=2

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 01:22 pm
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Question on this restore David. 
Were any of the screws that hold the oscillating mechanism together left hand thread?  It looks like one may have been that held the brass wheel into the mechanism. Just wondering if you recall any that were?

Thanks




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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Lucas Beshara wrote: Question on this restore David. 
Were any of the screws that hold the oscillating mechanism together left hand thread?  It looks like one may have been that held the brass wheel into the mechanism. Just wondering if you recall any that were?

Thanks




Sorry, but I don't remember

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