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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:29 pm
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Tom Nordin
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I have a small problem and sure would appreciate the groups thoughts.  This piece comes from a Hunter Century.
I am having problems with this piece and the underlying lubrication within it:



After priming this piece I found that the lubrication within that neck leached out along the front and back seams.

Are these pieces able to be disassembled?  If so, I can't figure out how to.

Or can this seam be re-soldered to stop the problem from reoccurring?

Any thoughts appreciated, and thanks.


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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 10:32 pm
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Lane Shirey
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It's likely that bracket is welded on. It's hard to tell without looking at it, but if there are no visible fasteners, it's welded. 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 11:14 pm
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Tanks for your reply, Lane.

Yes, the bracket is dual spot welded to the cage - the arrow shows where the leakage came out.  My question is the pivot head that twists, and has the oscillator arm connected within.  I simply cannot find any way to pull that pivoting head off.  No visible fasteners at all . Maybe it was pressed on?

I've decided to strip it back down and then allow those parts to soak in cleaning solvent for a day or two in hopes that I can get all traces of oil/grease removed from inside of those pieces, then try again..

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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 12:46 am
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Shoot a few more pics of the pivot knuckle from all angles. Look for a setscrew (sometimes very small) . And it's usually covered by grease or a repaint. I am fairly sure it wouldn't have been pressed in there. Do you have a pic of the fan before disassembly? It's likely someone has pulled one apart, but from your pic, it's hard to tell which model it is. 

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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 01:43 am
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Lane, thank you again for you interest in my issue.

Here's a couple close-ups.  Now that I've read your response and looked closely at these pics maybe I see the solution.







Is that a pin I need to punch out for things to separate?

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P.S. - this is a 10" Hunter Century model 75 type D-10.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 04:26 pm
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remove the pin they easily seperate

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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 04:57 pm
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Excellent - thanks guys!  Carl, about the time you posted was about the exact time I used a scribe to push on that pin, and low & behold it came out quite easily:






Lane, thanks for making me look at this in a more critical manner.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 15th, 2017 11:58 am
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There you go! Glad you got it out. Sorry I missed your post- I've been getting ready for our meet this weekend. I'm happy Carl helped you out. 

Last edited on Fri Sep 15th, 2017 11:59 am by Lane Shirey

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