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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 12:49 am
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Don Tener
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BAD NEWS 😭😭😭😭. It arrived in pieces 😭😭😭😭. I am not going to sell it, I am going to  put it back together and get it running again. Surprisingly the commutator looks like it will not be to hard of a fix.  I think I will get it running in a couple weeks or sooner. The hard part will be making these 2 special keeper washers that hold the commutator together. And when I find the right stuff to make them out of it should go pretty quick after that. I literally just checked all 12 separate windings on the rotor and they are all good so it should run with no problem after that. The switch is another thing. I am going to need a new knob, I think I can make everything else myself. Not worth as much now but I will get it running again!










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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 12:16 pm
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Situations like this make me lose faith in humanity.

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Wow, a complete lack of resepect by the packer/handler.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 03:31 pm
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What a shame.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 04:42 pm
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Such a shame man I feel your pain.... how was it packed ? apart from badly of course 


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What are we looking at, as far as the broken part? Got a picture of one that is NOT broken? 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 07:08 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: What are we looking at, as far as the broken part? Got a picture of one that is NOT broken? 
The switch broke and the Commutator broke. I will get it back together. Here is a picture of Steve Stevens fan.










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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 07:12 pm
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Don Tener
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Philip Stoppard wrote: Such a shame man I feel your pain.... how was it packed ? apart from badly of course 


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Basically thrown it a box with a 1/4" piece of carpet foam around it.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 4th, 2019 07:19 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: Got a picture of one that is NOT broken? 
This one is well broken -in



























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Hey Don

Throw that thing in the trash and go buy another one.  :D

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 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2019 10:20 pm
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Jeff Whitfield wrote: Hey Don

Throw that thing in the trash and go buy another one.  :D
Yea you are right. I see these on craigslist all the time. Shouldn't be hard finding another one for $175 shipped. :imao:imao:imao

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I feel ya! Same thing happened to me! Awful.

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Aftermarket parts will effect the value on that fan

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You might check with Ted Kazcor on some machine work

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Don Tener
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Daniel OToole wrote: Aftermarket parts will effect the value on that fanYes It sure will. I am using the original commutator parts to rebuild it. It basically shook apart so I should be able to just re assemble it. But I will need a repro switch knob and switch back plate for it.

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Alan Wilms once told me that the insulators of these old commutators could loosen and the commutators could come apart. When you get it all back together you might have to turn the commutator to resurface it and make it smooth.

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Might want to ask White Armature about rebuilding it. Would bet they have seen many communicators needing rebuilt 

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Eurton did mine. But they didn’t use the black covering.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2019 06:32 pm
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Chris A. Campbell wrote:

Might want to ask White Armature about rebuilding it. Would bet they have seen many communicators needing rebuilt 
I think I can put it back together. I am just going to have to make a couple plastic retaining washers for it. The way it is made it is held together by compression on each end by 2 insulating washers forced together with 2 large brass nuts. You just need to get all the little pieces in place before you tighten it down. I have already mad a tool to help me assemble it. Now I just need to make the washers.

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That will be a neat piece if you can get it back together, original or not. I know I'd like to have it.

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