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 Posted: Thu Jun 25th, 2020 06:26 pm
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Tom Yoder
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Have been using this 1950’s vintage Sears Homart Cooler Window Fan as an attic ventilator in our house since 1979... Finally time to give it some love. Belt was not happy and my wife reported squealing noises last week (which I couldn't hear - too much Rock-n-Rolling in the 1960's I guess) ...!!!
My first attempt at buying a replacement belt resulted in wrong size, even though the counter guy said - It'll work ...!!!
 
And so, after some digging on the Inter-Webs I found and joined this group. A real treaasure trove of info…!!! I quickly found that I needed a 3L370 belt and 2 days later,  belt is installed, fan is somewhat cleaned up and running again. 100*F heat in the attic precludes a thorough overhaul but with new belt and lubed motor and fan shaft - I'm thinking we'll be good for at least another 20, maybe 30 years ...!!!
 
Not sure how many photos I can post here but this fan was originally used to cool our first house by its original owner and came along from Penna. to Mass when we moved up here for no other reason than - the "Movers Moved Everything" ... It is successfully being used to ventilate the 3rd floor / attic  through an open half circle window, that we close partially in the winter. The intake is from two quarter circle windows on the other side of the house / attic. As pictures show, or not, the 2x4 contraption I built 40 years ago (when we used to hammer-n-nails and hand-saw stuff - remember those days...???)  works great, and allows window to be opened & closed as needed. Even though it was a temporary fix to cooling off our house in 1979, during our first summer here, this fan turned out to be the perfect solution and is in use every Summer since then.
 
So, that's a long-winded Introduction, and a Thank You for…  1) Allowing me to join, and 2) To everyone who posted all the important info that I was able to use to make my Vintage Homart House Cooler Fan happy again – I’ll be around ...!!!
 

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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 04:02 am
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David Northam
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Welcome Tom! Yes, those Homarts are GREAT fans! I bought one from another member a few years ago and have been using it ever since. Of course, you're in Mass where more people open windows regularly, but even here in the hot/humid south, I try for as many "window fan days" as possible each season.

I believe yours is also one of the exhaust-only models. Judging from the badge, it appears to be one of the earlier Homarts. I live in an old house that had complete reno just before I bought it 6 years ago....and even with all new wiring and 200amp service, it still dims the lights slightly/momentarily when you turn it on. Fun stuff!

The belt on mine also had a slight squeak this season, but I solved it with some "belt dressing" I bought at an auto parts store.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 02:15 pm
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Tom Zapf
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TOM, WELCOME...YOUR FAN IS AN EARLIER VERSION, 2 SPEED EXHAUST. I HAVE ONE OF THOSE, RESTORED, AND A LATER VERSION WITH TIMER AND A LATE 60S KENMORE VERSION. I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS OVER THE YEARS THEY ARE GREAT FANS AND MINIMAL BUT LOVING CARE WILL KEEP THEM GOING FOREVER......GOOD LUCK ON KEEPING IT UP AND RUNNING! 

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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 11:44 pm
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Levi Mevis
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I was lucky to be able to get one of these as well, mine is a later one with a timer and is a two speed electrically reversable model. 



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I stooped at a yard sale some years  ago and it was late in the day . It was laste in the day and I looked around   and seen one of these  fans out side and I went over to look at it and the owner said take it I dont  want to put it back in the barn . I used it a couple years at work  and now use it around the farm. Good Fan
 YES THE CAR WAS FULL OF GROCERIES  and I had to re stack every thing to get in  the car!!!

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Levi Mevis
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Charlie Forster wrote: I stooped at a yard sale some years  ago and it was late in the day . It was laste in the day and I looked around   and seen one of these  fans out side and I went over to look at it and the owner said take it I dont  want to put it back in the barn . I used it a couple years at work  and now use it around the farm. Good Fan
 YES THE CAR WAS FULL OF GROCERIES  and I had to re stack every thing to get in  the car!!!

I guess you should of used your old truck!  :P

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 Posted: Mon Jul 6th, 2020 08:32 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I have the same one, they look great after some sanding and paint. This is Rustoleum "Burnished Amber" Hammertone in a spray can. Was disgusting when I got it.








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Greg Mangin
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I have one of those in the window of my garage.

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