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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 01:30 pm
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Chris Damico
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hello.  my 1st post.  I have a Westinghouse Mobilaire in need of surgery.  I've had this fan for about 25 years and use it often in my garage.  runs like a champ.  a few weeks ago one of the motor mount bolts came out and the blades hit the case.  The blades are made of some type of fiberboard or laminate and they are badly chipped and 3 are cracked and about to come apart.  The fan is badly out of balance now and unusable.    Hoping someone has a set they can sell from a fan with a bad motor of something.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 01:31 pm
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well I tried to attach 2 photos but that didn't work.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 02:12 pm
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DO YOU HAVE THE CHIPPED PIECES? THAT IS A 16" BLADE (THE THREE BLADES WERE 17") IF IT ISNT CRACKED AND VIBRATING YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO PATCH IT UP WITH JB WELD OR A GOD EPOXY IF YOU HAVE THE SHIPPED PIECES. YOU CAN ALSO USE BODY FILLER LIKE BONDO IF THE CHIP IS DEEP ENOUGH FOR IT TO HOLD. 

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Your blades are made of a bakelite type material that Westinghouse called Micarta, which means your blades are a type of early plastic material and not fiberboard or anything else like that.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 01:37 am
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thanks for the info guys. I can't find any pieces. The chips would be easy enough to fix using epoxy but the cracks are a different matter. I have thought about drilling out the rivets and epoxying a layer of light fiberglass cloth on 1 side of each blade but finding a replacement is preferable.

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