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 Posted: Tue Sep 8th, 2020 03:08 am
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John Poole
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Hello,I've had this GE pedestal fan for several years & thought it would be fun to see if I might be able to get it running but have no idea if it's safe to wire.  Was hoping some of the experts out there might be able to look at these pictures & provide some insights on if you thought it made sense to give it a try.
Welcome any input or recommendations
Thanks
John P.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 8th, 2020 08:19 pm
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Mark Olson
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That is a nice fan. Of course it makes sense to rewire it! If you have no experience with wiring, or have never used a soldering iron, or lack the confidence to attempt the job, take it to a local professional, or see if a member that is willing to assist you in person may live near you.


Should you attempt the job yourself, know that it is not difficult. Document, draw and photograph where each wire goes before undertaking the task.


Best of luck!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 9th, 2020 09:34 pm
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John Poole
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Thanks Mark for your response, much appreciated. I would like to try this myself for a project but was originally hoping I'd just have to wire a new plug but much of the wiring looks old & I'm not sure where the plug was originally attached so I'll have to do a little more investigation.

On a different note, since you were nice enough to respond - I have several old GE fans that were collected over the years & I would like to reduce down the collection to a few models (that's how the wiring project got started with this one as I was hoping to get it functioning & give it to a friend). Would you happen to have any suggestions on how to sell off the others? Shipping the fans is a concern with their weight & ease of them getting damaged when tossed around during the shipping process. Ideally I would like to find someone near the Atlanta, GA area who might be interested in them.

Thanks for any comments you might have.

Sincerely
John P.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 9th, 2020 09:38 pm
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P.M. me, I may be planning to pass through Atlanta later this year or early next year.

Last edited on Wed Sep 9th, 2020 09:39 pm by Mark Olson

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