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 Posted: Tue Feb 20th, 2018 04:07 am
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Richard Daugird
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 Posted: Wed Feb 21st, 2018 11:04 pm
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James Pinette
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neat fan while i personally don't collect those types of fan, there are a lot that do

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 Posted: Wed Feb 21st, 2018 11:50 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I’ve had it for many years it’s a bit dirty but it runs great don’t really use it anymore. I was thinking maybe one of the guys That collect later model plans might be interested in it.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 12:19 am
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I use a 16" model like that at my office and a few Dayton branded Lasko's. They're actually pretty good fans if you oil them, the motor is quite beefy. Downsides are the necks, which commonly break and the oscillators will strip out.

They are very, very quiet and not bad air movers.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 01:15 am
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I agree with Andrew, they're actually pretty nice fans despite their all plastic construction. I have a 12" model with pointy, amber colored blades that I use quite a lot during the summer. It puts out a nice breeze and it's really quiet on low and medium.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 01:38 am
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Richard Daugird
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How do I oil it?

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I have a 12" Galaxy oscillating fan very similar to that one, mine is from 1978 and it was bought at an Eckerd Drug store. It still looks and works great. The only flaws it has are the plastic clips that hold the cage together have broken over the years and some of the chrome finish has worn off of the center plastic piece. Still a nice original 40 year old fan.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 04:35 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: How do I oil it?
It's very easy, but requires disassembly. Going from memory...

Start by taking off the blade and cage. There are clips for cage front half; then unscrew the center cap from the blade. Slide the blade off. Next take the plastic "nut" off and remove the rear cage half.

Then, pull off the oscillation knob. It should pop off if pulled straight up. It may take some force if I remember.

After that, there should be a single screw in the rear of the motor shroud, and maybe two in the front plastic part that covers the front of the motor.

At this point, you should have a bare motor. It is a skeletal style motor. Blow out the dust, and then oil it.  Simply tip the fan shaft-down, and drip oil into the front bearing oil wick from the inside of the motor.  Tip it shaft-up and do the same for the rear bearing.

Hope this helps. If I missed something it's because I haven't worked on one of them in a long time. :)

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