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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2010 11:12 pm
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Will Guidry
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I managed Monday and today off from work for Mardi Gras, so I "got around to it" with this G.E. "furniture" fan following all of the excitement of the Mardi Gras Meet.  I stripped and prepped the (all aluminum) housing and chose a 'dark bronze' to mimic the original paint.  Well, it looked like a nice dark brown in the store, but turned out to be so dark that it looks charcoal!  It's actually a 'storage paint' until Kim Frank can work his magic on it....he charges 25% extra to work on G.E. fans, ya'll!....then insists on bling here and there.  Thanks to Bert Boudreaux for consulting on this project and of course to Ray Lowry who sold it to me some months back.  Will de la Bayou

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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2010 11:20 pm
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Steve Stephens
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Now Will, that fan looks just fine (great) in its storage paint. No need to spend an extra $25 for it to be blinged. I bet, however, that some pretty interesting paint schemes could be done on that fan.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2010 11:24 pm
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Will Guidry
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Thanks, Steve...I'll take that as a compliment from the Fan Police!  By the way...if anybody is in process with one of these, I'd recommend rubber grommets instead of washers to mount the motor....without rubber the motor in operation produces a lot of resonance in the housing...not a quiet fan to begin with (as I expected pretty quiet with a 20-wing 'turbine' blade!)

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 12:02 am
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I like it Will.:tumbs

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 12:33 am
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i've always thought those ge furniture fans were neat, great job will!:up:

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 12:50 am
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Nice job Will! It looks great as it stands. Do you have a picture with the blades stationary?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 12:57 am
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Raymond Lowry
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I THINK THAT WAS A DIRECT CURRENT FAN, RIGHT WILL.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 01:12 am
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I think you are on to something - I like it!!!!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:16 am
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Will Guidry
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Raymond Lowry wrote: I THINK THAT WAS A DIRECT CURRENT FAN, RIGHT WILL.
Will Ray, if it's a DC fan, it sure runs well on AC!  Never checked...duh!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:19 am
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nice work. Kim only charges extra if he has to soil himself on an emerson. Well, that's what I heard....:D

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:26 am
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Dan Gonzales wrote: Nice job Will! It looks great as it stands. Do you have a picture with the blades stationary?
Dan....the blade is stationary...it's a 20-wing turbine-type....take a closer look at the picture.  For that type of blade one would think that it would turn out a torrent of airflow, but it actually doesn't.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:35 am
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Raymond Lowry
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I HAD A DC, MUST HAVE SOLD IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:42 am
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Fan looks GGGG RRRRR EEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAA TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT     !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Add some numbers and hands and you have a clock fan!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:52 am
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Nice Will, now that your done with the fan, this car needs you. A few more days off from work and you should have the car like new. :tumbs

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 05:38 am
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They also made this fan with a wooden yoke. Only one known.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 11:41 am
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Steve Cunningham wrote: They also made this fan with a wooden yoke. Only one known.
I believe I saw that particular fan. I remember wondering about a wooden yoke on a fan that normally was made from metal. Maybe the prototype?? The original finishes I have seen on those fans are glazed, to simulate a wood grained appearance. Nice fans.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 01:49 pm
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Nice fan Will! My vote would be leave it alone, it looks good.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 02:46 pm
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These don't sound like regular fans...they make a simple "whooshing" sound, no blade-buzz. I had thought all these were made totally out of wood?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2010 06:24 pm
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Will, very nice job.  I hope to get me one of them der turbine fans when I grow up.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 12:40 am
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Will Guidry wrote:
Dan....the blade is stationary...
I see it now Will..... thanks for the rear image.

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