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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 02:49 pm
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David Allen
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So this thing popped up on eBay. I couldn't resist!  It looks fairly well built, but I couldn't see Ilg making this because of their philosophy of how bringing in fresh air is so much better than circulating stale air. The only thing I thought was maybe it was a sales sample, engineering "toy" or other internal custom piece.

When I first got it, the blade was turned around backwards, which caused it to be more of a noise maker than an air mover. When I corrected that assembly mistake, the blade tips hit the neck part of the base. That was fixed by sliding the motor forward to give more clearance. Pictures of the incorrect blade fitment are at the bottom; from the original eBay ad pictures.


Those pinch welds look factory to me. I wonder what that rear motor cover and base came from?


The guard was probably designed to go around the back of the fan, in an exhaust configuration. The hole in the center would be for the motor.


With the motor moved forward, the blade can be installed correctly and clear the neck.


Pictures of the backwards blade fitment:





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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 05:03 pm
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Below is one of the most comprehensive posts I've seen here, Mike did a fantastic job. I think you might find some clues towards the end. If I'm seeing correctly, the blade may have been correct to begin with, but the cage has been modified and moved to the front? Post 89 is what I saw.


 


http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=53846&forum_id=1

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 06:29 pm
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Neat-o! Self cooling as the other Ilgs I've seen as well...

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 08:39 pm
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Michael Rathberger wrote:

Below is one of the most comprehensive posts I've seen here, Mike did a fantastic job. I think you might find some clues towards the end. If I'm seeing correctly, the blade may have been correct to begin with, but the cage has been modified and moved to the front? Post 89 is what I saw.

 

http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=53846&forum_id=1

Thanks for the link! That is a lot of great info.  I do see the resemblance with the fan in post 89; however I'm not sure it's the same or not.  That one has a sheet metal shroud instead of the cast one on the RC63. Also, it has a cage with 4 loops for bolt mounting, whereas mine was probably a press-on design.

As for the blade orientation; the pointy tip of the blade has to be the leading edge. If the blade is flipped over, it causes the fan to make a lot of noise and cuts the air movement way down. I'm sure that the configuration shown in my shop (on the metal table) is correct. The last two pictures were the eBay ad pictures with the blade turned around wrong.

Richard Daugird wrote:Neat-o! Self cooling as the other Ilgs I've seen as well...
Yep it was too neat to pass up!

Last edited on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 08:45 pm by David Allen

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 10:04 pm
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The rear motor housinf and the base are Made Rite/ Dominion made. Someone shoved it into the front motor housing. Someone got real creative. Not sure about the ilg part.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 11:00 pm
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Austin Ko wrote: The rear motor housinf and the base are Made Rite/ Dominion made. Someone shoved it into the front motor housing. Someone got real creative. Not sure about the ilg part.
Thanks for the info on the Made Rite / Dominion base and housing!

I'm completely sure the rest of it is a real Ilg exhaust fan.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 11:53 pm
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Whatever it is, it sure is cool!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 11th, 2019 12:00 am
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Comparison between RC63 and 423!






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 Posted: Thu Jul 11th, 2019 09:53 pm
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Cute!
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