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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 10:09 pm
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Jim Spurling
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This is my first time on the forum. Shout out to all the nice folks I met at the recent Museum Meet in Indy. Thanks for welcoming a Newby. I am in need of the oscillator gear box for a Graybar K17128.  Anyone have one?  Thanks, Jim






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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 11:10 pm
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Dustin Meyer
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This happens when trying to remove the oscillating bell from the main shaft. It's a press fit and using force results in a busted gear box. It can be repaired if you have all the parts. First job is to remove the bell using a vice and a drift punch so you can recover the shaft housing. Thoroughly clean all the broken parts and then use JB Weld epoxy to glue it back together. It's a slow process and may take a few days to get it all pieced together. Once you have it back together apply a layer of JB Weld over the inside bottom of the gear box making sure to cover all the broken parts. The epoxy tends to slump so you may need to move the box around for a while to make sure you have even coverage. Let it sit for a few days to fully cure and then reassemble. I just did this repair about  3 months ago and it came out fine and probably stronger than the original pot metal part.  

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 11:35 pm
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Jim Spurling
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Thanks for the info Dustin. This was broken when I got it. The whole bottom of the box was missing but I couldn't see that in the photos when I bought it. Buyer beware. I think it was glued together (or not) and held solid by the top cap. When I pulled the cap it pretty much fell apart. I think as much as I love JB Weld, replacement is my only option. Thanks again, Jim

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 11:49 pm
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Dustin Meyer
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Yep, gotta have all the pieces. Hope you find one.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 12:51 am
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Lane Shirey
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That fan was made by GE and labeled for Graybar.  Any GE AOU box of that era will fit. 

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 01:04 am
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Jim Spurling
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I thought so. I looked at a couple that I have but the fans are too nice to part out. I wasn't sure about bearing size, etc. Thanks for the help.

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