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 Posted: Sat Aug 10th, 2019 05:51 pm
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Steve Birdsall
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Great site! I acquired my Century from a friend who had it hanging in her basement! it's been sitting in my garage for about 10 years. I finally hung it (with the help from my son-in-law - heavy mother!). So my first question is - what are the 4 screws for in the bottom of the oil cup for? are they critical? if so where can i get some?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 05:17 am
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Matthew Albach
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Hi Steve,
Can we see a picture of this fan so we can help you ?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 05:31 pm
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Steve Birdsall
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Hi Matthew. Thanks for your reply. Here’s a pic of the oil cup showing two of the 4 screw holes. I have two of the screws and it appears that they aren't part of the oil reservoir. The question is what are they for? And do I need all 4? If I do where can I get the other two.Oh yea - one more question there is a knob that protrudes from the bottom of the cup - what is it for?
Thanks for the help.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 06:42 pm
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Andrew Block
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Those were taps for light fittings. No functional use on the fan per say, other than for that.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 09:35 pm
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Tom Dreesen
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The knob is the switch which is way up on the top of the fan connected by long extension.

Do not rest the fan on the knob as you can break the switch.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 10:11 pm
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Steve Birdsall
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Thanks so much for the info it was very helpful. Unfortunately i think th switch is probably broken! Is there i fix?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 10:24 pm
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Tom Dreesen
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Steve Birdsall wrote: Thanks so much for the info it was very helpful. Unfortunately i think th switch is probably broken! Is there i fix?
Possibly.  Depends on how badly it is broken and if missing pieces.  You can always wire directly and use a fan rated wall control.  Or a replacement switch (standard but modified snap switch) can be had, but hard to find and expensive (60 to 100 bucks)  if you find them.

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