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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 02:17 am
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Laurie Bergeron
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Hi Guys, I don't post often but do a lot of reading here. I've got a situation that I could use some advice on. I've gone through the archived post here at AFCA and I believe I found an answer but just wanted to be sure before I proceed. Anyway, I bought an Emerson model 29646 brass blade fan and it came in really damaged due to a pitiful packing job. The most damage was to the speed control mechanism underneath the baseplate. It is cracked completely in half. From reading previous posts here, it looks like 2 part epoxy would be the way to go, is that correct? I'm just really bummed that a fan that old makes it to 2018 and ends up almost trashed due to improper packing from seller. Thanks for any help you all can offer. Here is a picture of the damage. Thanks!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 10:42 am
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Lane Shirey
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Yes, that’ll work, I like to use JB Weld as it’s stronger. To do it properly, you’ll have to separate the coil. Just make sure to mark where the wires went and make sure not to damage it. You may be able to do it just by loosening the fastening nuts on the coil 

Then glue and clamp the plate. 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 11:57 am
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Lucas Beshara
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I’ve found an adhesive isn’t sufficient on its own and so I use a suppor material made by bondo. It’s a thin steel mesh that in combination with jb weld or the like makes a secure repair:up:




















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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 02:40 pm
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Laurie Bergeron
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A HUGE Thank You to Mr. Lane Shirley and Mr. Lucas Beshara for the information and materials that I can use. I was thinking it might have been damaged too much. I'll give this a try and hope it works. I just love the old Emerson fans!:bigfan

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 07:50 pm
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Craig Robbins
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Hey Laurie, 
I would ask for a partial refund since you did not get what you paid for. Usually you can get some or more of your money back. 


I have repaired many switch plates using 2 part epoxy with great results. Make sure it is clean, I use a 4” hose clamp to hold it together while it dries. Good luck 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 11:53 pm
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Try this link.  Hope it works for you.  http://newcitypics.com/Miscellaneous/m1.htm

Last edited on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 11:55 pm by Tom Newcity

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 Posted: Wed Sep 19th, 2018 01:00 am
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Hi again Guys, To Mr.Craig, the seller was not willing to do a partial refund at all. It was either send it back or live with it. So I bought the materials to try to fix it. I've still got to get the 4" hose clamp. And to Mr. Tom Newcity, WOW, thanks for the link to the pictures process of repairing the speed control. That was one fantastic repair! I feel confident now that I can do it! All the best to you guys and a HUGE Thanks for your help!....Laurie

Last edited on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 01:00 am by Laurie Bergeron

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 Posted: Wed Sep 19th, 2018 01:11 am
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Tom Newcity
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Laurie,

The knife switch rivet doesn't always drill out easily.  Another way to remove it, is to grind off the head.  Be careful not to grind away any of the knife switch shank. 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 19th, 2018 02:53 am
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Thanks Tom, I'll be careful with that area. I really want to salvage the fan. This was to be my first brass blade Emmy fan. The brass blade fans are so pretty, running or just sitting there, LOL! I have a black steel blade 73646 Emmy that is my daily runner. I absolutely love that fan. So well made. :gears

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