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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 12:10 pm
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Karl Schaefer
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I need some washers for my westinghouse mobilair, the shaft has alot of in and out movement. My question is, can I use a brass or copper washer for this? 

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 05:29 pm
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Anyone? I put a brass washer in the fan, just don't want to hurt anything.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 06:01 pm
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I would use fiber washers.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 06:50 pm
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Ok. Thank you

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 02:22 am
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You can usually get some fiber washers in the plumbing section of a well stocked local hardware store, specifically from a Do-it-Best Hardware store. 
There is a nicely stocked Do-It-Best Hardware Store in a small town near me that has been in business for over 100 years and they stock a lot of NOS electrical hardware like old lightswitches, and lamp parts for restoring antique lamps, and they also stock NOS Aladdin Oil Lamp Parts and other Antique Oil Lamp parts such as wicks, Burners, oil lamp globes and shades, and they even sell Reproduction Cloth Cord. 
They have probably the largest fiber washer selection I've seen in any hardware store and they are in their plumbing section they have everything from the small diameter fiber washers like you would find in the old 6" and 8" fans all the way up to the size of fiber washers you would find in the large box fan motors, and these fiber washers are the same outer diameter as the original fiber washers that you would of found in these old fans.

So if you have an old local stand-alone Do-it-Best Hardware store that has been around for over 100 Years (that started out as a local independent hardware store 100 years ago) then give them a shot as far as seeing if they have anything like fiber washers or NOS electrical parts because if you do have one, it will save you lots of money and hassle having to deal with online vendors and dealing with the rediculious shipping rates that a lot of these online vendors charge to ship items that barely weigh anything and you'll be supporting a local business. 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 03:33 am
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If you don't find them locally let me know what size you need, I'll send you some.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 11:24 am
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Thanks for all your help,  I ordered a set from Amazon. 

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