View single post by Jim Humphrey
 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2014 01:10 am
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Jim Humphrey

Joined: Tue Dec 13th, 2005
Location: Geneseo IL
I really think the problem lies in the complexity of the casting and machining (and associated costs) and the willingness and ability of people to afford to pay what it costs.  I've got three complete and running kidney fans, but two of the gearboxes needed work because they were damaged one way or the other.  I've also got another three kidney fans with no gearboxes.  So I don't really have a crying need for more kidney gearboxes, but it'd be nice if they were available simply because the GE kidney fan is an impressive piece of brass and iron and more people would have them except for the gearbox being broken or missing at least 50 percent of the time.

Just my addled thoughts on the situation.