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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 05:43 am
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Russ Huber
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http://www.waterworkshistory.us/tech/Backus/BackusWaterMotor.pdf

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 05:49 am
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Evan Atkinson
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Cool find Russ. Don't think they thought that elevator-powered water motor idea through though... :shock:

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 01:26 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Craig Glandon posted this picture of Chuck's fan from 2010 -- 13th post

https://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=14223&forum_id=1&highlight=water+fan




Last edited on Wed Sep 16th, 2020 01:27 pm by Michael Rathberger

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 02:58 pm
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Jim Roadt
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Picked this up at Museum meet
I assume cage was added later and possibly the blade

Any idea on original color ...Black?

Had them not sideways sorry about that ....see " loading Pic thread "





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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 03:21 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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The hub, struts and cage on that match Chucks fan exactly Jim, albeit Chuck's is a 12" fan.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 03:39 pm
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Jim Roadt
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Thanks 
It will look awesome

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 04:35 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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I saw that in person - - it is a beast!!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 06:17 pm
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Very nice. I recently saw a set of those "rotary fans"

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 10:06 pm
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Jim Roadt
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I assume Zerk ( pictured in post #4 3rd pic ) fitting was an add on  ( patent 1923 )
Was that an oiler cup originally?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 10:29 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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What kind of water pressure does it take? From a wind mill, hydro plant??

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 11:52 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Could you imagine Jim if it was still in use post 1923? Look at it this way, someone cared. If you crack it open make sure we get to see the wheel...

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 Posted: Thu Sep 17th, 2020 12:11 am
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Jim Roadt
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Finally a motor I can Handle
Water goes in spins wheel turns blade

No head wire , stator, speed coil , soldering or anything else I could wreck

Still had to log out and back in to up load....going to take Bills advice on pics soon ( see loading pic thread

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 Posted: Sat Sep 19th, 2020 12:10 am
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Jim Roadt
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Chads site

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 Posted: Sun Sep 20th, 2020 10:54 pm
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Would like to  replace the motor housing screws with brass ,however,  difficult to find the right size.
10 24 is close , 1/4" 20 too big.  How do I determine the proper size prior to ordering ( from McMaster or similar )

Any suggestions appreciated 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 20th, 2020 11:12 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Thread gauge plus a micrometer, you may have an odd number screw. I have a box of dies from the old days. There is a set of number 9 and I think number 11 dies...

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 Posted: Sun Sep 20th, 2020 11:54 pm
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Looks like it might be #12-24. Hard to tell from just the pic, though.
Cheers,
Bill

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