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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2019 03:15 pm
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Mark Welker
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So over the last 2 years or so I’ve also started collecting some larger pedestal fans. Figured I would post about them on here and see if there’s any info on them. 
Fresh’nd aire 

This fan came to me off eBay for 80$, missing pull chain, chain tag and the motor was seized up. Previous owner had the speed compensator switch wired as a on/off switch. I found another on close to me with a working switch and compensator and used it on the eBay one. The blade freed up nicely and it runs smooth as it ever did. Along the way it’s gone with me 2 time to the Sarasota fan meet. This most recent one I found a tag to add to the chain making it fully complete again. Future plans are to either full restore it unless I find the larger 35” one I’ve been after now for a while.








The harsh environment diehl

Got this diehl for 40$ local to me. Very odd model as it have fiberglass blades and a sealed motor. My best guess is it was made for a harsh environment or something. Only one I’ve seen like this. Anyone know more about it?  Future restore project, runs on both speeds but the switch is a bit finicky, might replace with a spare I have when I restore it.






Emerson electric

Got for 120$ locally, had a bent blade, broken switch and loose cage. I fixed the blades, replace the switch and tightened the cage. Works good as new now. Might be the easiest one to restore since there’s not much rust on it but the motor bearings sound like they have some grit so they may need to be replaced or flushed out. This one was also apparently government property at one point in time. 






Super air screw

Literally got this thing yesterday for 40$, motor was super stiff, cafe needs to be fixed in a spot, bad cord and head wire. Plan to rewrite it and use the original levolier on/off switch. Took a bit of oil to get it running again but it’s very power fuel and the bearings are quiet. Also another easy restore in the future.









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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2019 04:11 pm
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The motor is a 6 pole for a single low speed operation. 



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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2019 04:40 pm
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Ya I figured that out. Replace the switch and wiring this morning in the super air screw. Is it normal for these things to draw 5.4 amps? 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2019 04:46 pm
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Mark Welker wrote: Is it normal for these things to draw 5.4 amps? 
"Literally got this thing yesterday, motor was super stiff"


Go through the inside of the motor and bearings, then test your amperage draw. 

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On my list if I needs it, but I’m trying to figure out what the amperage for this motor is? Or even what horse power it is. Been running for a hour and motors warm but not burning hot or anything. Tag claims 240 watts at 110 volts, currently the killawatt is reading 338 watts at 120volts. Also wondering how accurate these tags were?

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And now I also own a victor counter top fan. It’s using a GE motor which I’m guessing replaced the original al motor. but the cage, base and blade are in good shape and it runs well. Any info on these? Or what it’s worth? 















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        Mark,   Have a look at   http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=29998

   Particular attention to the third linked video...   I go view it every month or so, and marvel at Dan's wonderful abilities, and his eye for quality... it's just a treat to be able to witness that "spin down".....

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 Posted: Tue Apr 30th, 2019 01:34 am
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Wow truly some amazing work :0 when I have time I’m hopefully gonna work on mine. Not to keen on taking the motors apart if I don’t have too. Don’t wanna risk them getting damaged.

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Do you have a motor for the FreshNd Air Model 20 or know someone that has one for sale? 

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 Posted: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 09:45 pm
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For a 20 no, but I do currently have a spare for or a 35” 

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