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 Posted: Fri Jul 10th, 2020 04:00 am
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David Hoatson
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I finished restoring an 1890’s Dayton Oakleaf ceiling fan. 
I posted a lot of details on my store Facebook page, Chestertown Electric. 

Dayton

https://www.facebook.com/231099220647012/posts/963633317393595/?d=n

https://www.facebook.com/231099220647012/posts/678892962534300/?d=n


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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2022 11:46 pm
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I just sold this fan to a family in town. It will be sad to see it go. 
Maybe I’ll sneak down at night and peek in the window. 

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 Posted: Thu May 26th, 2022 10:12 pm
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Some additional info: I took a good look at the oil level in the oil cup, and noted how submerged the bearing was once assembled. 
To set the oil level, loosen the setscrew in the side of the blade hub and unscrew the hub: 




Cut a Q-tip and make a mark 1-3/8” from the end:





Fill the oil cup to the dipstick line:




Then, reassemble. 




Since this is a DC fan, I added a bridge rectifier to convert AC to DC. I tied it up out of view on top of the fan:







The fan is rated at 250 volts DC, but I run it on 120 volts AC, rectified to DC. And, I use a
5 amp KB motor wall speed control so I can run the speed super slow if I want to. 


It puts off a lot of air at 120 volts. If I ran it on 240 volts, it would be a cyclone. 

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 Posted: Thu May 26th, 2022 11:48 pm
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