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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 02:35 pm
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Joe DeVoe
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I have two Emerson Jr. fans that are missing the insulator knob for the switch lever (see pic).  I thought Darryl Hudson could replace but he doesn't have a mould for that switch, just the big Emersons

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Dustin Meyer
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You can use something similar to these end caps. Find one large enough and fill it with epoxy of some type and slip it over the end of the lever. Once it sets up you can cut away the rubber and file it to the shape you want. I like to use MinWax wood epoxy repair because it sets up quickly and easy to shape. 






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Joe DeVoe
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I'll keep this in mind.  I'm a little worried that it would leave some of the metal level exposed and thus leading to a shock.  The epoxy would have to completely cover the metal lever for sure.  I might make a wood mould to do something like this though.  Thanks. 

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If you can get the lever centered in the rubber cover it will cover both sides of the lever. Kind of a trial and error method but doable.

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I used an old plastic buss fuse box for all of mine and it works great. Sanded it down with a belt sander to the shape I want then paint. 

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Steve Sherwood
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You can use shrink tubing as an insulator on the switch handle.

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Joe DeVoe
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I've no idea what an old plastic fuse buss looks like or where you would attain one.  You have a pic?

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Joe DeVoe
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Never mind I Googled it and found one.  

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You can block up JB Weld and shape by sanding. Paint it afterwards

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Jb Weld is the direction I've taken.  Used it before for repairs and it works nicely. 

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I use JB Weld for repairs where setting time is not an issue. The problem is it slumps and unles you are using a mold it requires a lot of time to build up. The auto body filler or the wood repair filler sets up in minutes and can be shaped, finish sanded, and painted immediately.

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