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 Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2021 06:28 pm
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Douglas Heckrotte

Joined: Thu Oct 21st, 2021

Trash to shhhhhh!

This is an ILG fan dating to the late '50s, but the design dates back to the teens of the last century.  My 'men's drinking club with a singing problem' has dealt with Covid by requiring everybody who comes to our building to be vaccinated and by improving the ventilation to achieve 5 airchanges/hour.

The gouty old fan needed to be coaxed to run by poking the fan blades with a pencil stuck through its safety grille. Most folks were unwilling or unaware of this work-around to cope with dried-up lubricant or failed capacitor or dirty start contacts.

I bought a new 3PDT toggle switch, sourced the wiring diagram from Andrew B of thIs forum, and wired it up.  $30. + about 12 hours frustrating and injurious* work.

Turns out, probably, that all I need to do is take the motor apart, clean out the old lubricant, relubricate and reassemble.

I plan to build a rolling/portable mounting box and exhaust my basement woodwork shop while disturbing the dust of of 26 years of projects with a leaf blower...

I now have a room-sized air filter with HEPA filter elements, so the 'big blow-out' ought to be a one time affair. *Injurious means that I did a face plant while overreaching for a dropped screw; sheesh!

Switch. High.  Low. (I don't see where to rotate the photos 90 deg clockwise...)

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 Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2021 07:30 pm
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Arjun Saini

Joined: Tue Feb 25th, 2020
she runs!

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