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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2018 03:35 am
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Andrew Freeman
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Looking for someone that is interested in restoring a fan for me. I've seen some amazing restoration projects that people have done and I was trying to locate someone that could restore a fan I have. Any suggestions and recommendations would be helpful. I'm just not ready to tackle this project. I don't have the experience , knowledge or the tools to really do a "professional" restoration. I think the fan I have has good bones but I know it will have to have the electrical evaluated and rework so it is safe and reliable and it's missing a few parts like the oscillator arm. I have seen a few names of folks that do restorations and wanted to get feedback on who would be the best for this particular model (Emerson 24666) and if any would be willing to take on a restoration project. Thanks so much. 

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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2018 11:40 am
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Lane Shirey
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Welcome to the forum! And to the hobby of fan collecting. 


There are a few members here that restore fans, namely Paul Graves, and Nick Loos come to mind. There are others, but both Paul and Nick have done flawless work for me and they're nice guys. You should reach out to them. They probably won't call you first as I'm sure they both have plenty of work on their benches waiting to be finished. When you call them make sure you have a good idea of what level of restoration you're looking for. 


A top quality, show finish, full electrical restoration can cost 300-500 and up. A good quality restoration takes many hours- not a big deal if you do it yourself and have the abilities, but if you're paying for time plus materials, it gets pricey pretty fast. If you're just looking for someone to get it running, and properly service it, and you do the cosmetics, it might fit the budget better. 



Another consideration if you're just looking to get it running and finish it yourself, is to take it to a local fan meet, and there'll be someone there willing to help you with the disassembly and details. 


All the best with your restoration, 


Lane



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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2018 01:25 pm
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 Thanks so much for responding. I have been able to do a decent preservation on my fans in the past and can run daily but I would like to get this one spit shined and polish. I'll touch base with them. Thanks. 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 12:25 am
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Lucas Beshara
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Carl Parker is your man. He specializes in Emersons!  The Fan Doctor himself

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