David Kilnapp Posted February 25 Share Posted February 25 (edited) Good morning from the arctic cold in the Northeast; 18 chilly degrees this morning. I'm sure you remember my young friend, Jack who is one of our younger members (he's 19 now and approaching six feet tall!) Jack brought over a fan that his father picked up in NH. It was in dreadful condition and running noisily. The cage badge identified it as a FASCO arctic aire fan. Jack found a picture of it below. His fan was missing the rear oscillation mechanism and we quickly determined that a prior owner had rewired it and reversed the orientation of the rotor so that the long part was protruding from the front of the case rather than the rear where it would have engaged the oscillator. We took the fan apart yesterday and Jack started cleaning all the parts while I examined the stator to replace the worn headwires. Jack mentioned that the fan ran very hot and the reason became apparent when we took it apart. There were many spots on the windings that were bare and uninsulated. We recoated the bare spots with liquid tape and cleaned the rotor and the inside of the stator. Painting consisted of automotive primer and two coats of the correct spray paint which was purchased at our local ACE hardware. We took a trip to see Ron Bethoney (New England Brass) with the steel blade and cage which Jack wanted polished (they were painted as seen in the top picture). Ron is always more than willing to do things for Jack (good guy)! I put the fan together last night and right away, the push button switch failed so I replaced it with a rotary type switch which you can see below. Jack thought it a good idea to put some rubber feet on the bottom to replace the cork feet which had long since rotted away. The fan runs well (such as it is) but both Jack and I would love to find the mssing rear oscillation parts. Jack was admiring my AC Gilbert fan which has identical parts to the missing FASCO parts (I gave him that fan to take home with him). So we'll be looking for the missing parts and welcome any suggestions as to where we might locate them while we wait for Ron to finish the cage and the blade. Thanks for reading this post! Edited February 25 by David Kilnapp 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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