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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 01:30 am
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Marryann Claritan
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i have a westinghouse riviera that i got from a friend who used it as a workshop exhaust fan, it has a cool metal window board that it clips into. the fan works great and blows a ton of air but the plastic it is made out of is very brittle and fragile and is broken in several areas. i have tried to glue it and it does not work whatever type of plastic or catlyn it is made out of glue does not stick to. is there anything i can do to make it less fragile and fix the broken parts? are all of these fans like this or is mine just denigrating? 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 02:33 am
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Levi Mevis
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Pictures would help us help you, as we aren't all familiar with the various aspects of each fan out there without seeing pictures first, espcially Westinghouse Rivieras because they made tons of different versions of that particular fan that its hard to know what version of it you have. Especially the problem areas you're talking about.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 11:05 am
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What glue did you use? I would try a 2 part epoxy. 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 01:39 pm
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maryann the window panels are almost impossible to find so you have a true find... pictures sure would be a help for those trying to offer advice... 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 02:04 pm
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Marryann Claritan
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i will get a picture later i am not home now, it is a 10 inch 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 03:37 pm
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I am pretty sure this is the same model. it looks exactly like it besides mine is missing one of the air injector rings and 2 of them are broken. the blades are made out of the normal micarta that Westinghouse used on their fans but the rest of the fan is made out of some kind of plastic that is very weak. 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 03:49 pm
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this is a 1954 model "15" i think in the gray. The plastic rings should be able to be glued.. hmmm 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 03:54 pm
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you say the window panel is rare? i am going to just use the fan as a table fan and am never going to use the window board again, i was just going to stick it in to the closet and probably forget about it even existing. how much is it worth? i know rare does not mean it is worth anything but if i was to post it on the forum what do you think i could get for it? I am not to knowledgeable about the wastinghouse fans. i collect mainly bersted fans and emerson fans. 

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