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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2018 07:37 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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There was no spacer originally, Tom's solution is a fix. You can get a spacer at ACE though, I've done the same thing with parts from the larger Kabelin's ACE in LaPorte.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 04:53 am
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Levi Mevis
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Actually just checked the screw on the oscillator mechanism on an Emerson 2450-B Fan that I picked up for George Durbin and it seems that the shoulder screw as you call it IS a replacement screw and isn't original as I thought it was as the screw on my 79646 fan has threads going clear up the screw shaft and doesn't have the "shoulder" (where the screw threads only go part of the way up the screw and then has an unthreaded portion that is a thicker diameter than the threaded part that goes the rest of the way up the screw shaft.) 


Anyone here have a spare shoulder screw that they could send me for this fan? Or know where I could source one?

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 05:50 am
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I think Tom Newcity has a thred that shows how to make those shoulder screws.

What size is the hole in the link a lot are 1/4  so you can get a 1/4 stainless steel standoff ( you may have seen these in old radios)  then you will need the screw to fit the oscillator wheel . cut the standoff to the length  for your link then put the screw through it and cut it so that it tightens the stand off  but short enough that you dont jam the oscillator wheel. if you cant find stainless steel regular steel will work .

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 06:17 am
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Levi Mevis
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Charlie Forster wrote: I think Tom Newcity has a thred that shows how to make those shoulder screws.

What size is the hole in the link a lot are 1/4  so you can get a 1/4 stainless steel standoff ( you may have seen these in old radios)  then you will need the screw to fit the oscillator wheel . cut the standoff to the length  for your link then put the screw through it and cut it so that it tightens the stand off  but short enough that you dont jam the oscillator wheel. if you cant find stainless steel regular steel will work .

Thanks, Mike Rathberger posted a link to that thread earlier in the thread, I just need to take a look and see if my local Ace Hardware has any threaded standoff available at the correct diameter and thread pitch.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 06:37 am
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The stand off will be hollow and will go over the screw creating a shoulder.
If you had a lathe you could make your own  but that take time  cutting the treads and putting the screw driver slot in it.
I think there is also a video on Tom putting one of those together .

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 06:56 am
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Yeah unfortunately I don't own a lathe nor do I know how to use one for cutting/milling custom metal parts. I have an uncle that does metal fabrication and owns a lathe for such purposes but I don't see him often enough to make it worth my time consulting him about milling me some custom parts for my fans.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2018 10:29 pm
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Well I got the fan going the switch wasn't too hard to assemble into the fan. I made a video of the fan working.the fan is surprisingly quiet for the kind of blade thats on it (I would of thought that it would of been louder with the kind of blade it has on it. 
The video I made of this fan is posted below.





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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2018 11:05 pm
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You did good getting it fixed up!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2018 11:20 pm
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I got a switch from Geoff Dunaway and was able to get the fan going with that. It actually has 3 distinct speeds which is unusual for these old Emersons as in my experience they don't have 3 distinct speeds they all kind of blend together the speeds. Although maybe it might have to do with it being the difference between this one being shaded pole vs. PSC for others.And the neat thing about this fan is that even after running 8 solid hours last night the fan was barely warm to the touch which is pretty good for a Shaded Pole motor.

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