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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 03:51 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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The base of the 24666 I've got has six holes that appear to be for feet or wall mounting.  There are 3 small holes that are blind (don't go through the base), and 3 larger holes that are drilled completely through the base.  I'm using the larger holes for some feet that I normally use on GE BMYs.  I don't currently have any feet that fit the smaller blind holes that also have the same height and diameter as the feet in the larger holes.  Question is, what was originally used for feet on this base?  Three that fit the large holes and three that fit the small holes, three large only, two small only?  The first pic below shows the feet I've got installed now, the second shows what it looks like without any feet installed.
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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 03:55 pm
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Alex Rushing
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Good question. I haven't gotten to the 24666 project yet(needs stator), but hadn't thought about the feet. Looking at your photo, it definitely doesn't use the rubber grommet feet from earlier fans and many Jrs.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 05:27 pm
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Jenn Selchow
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These are the feet that I have used in the past for through holes. Sorry, I don't have a suggestion for the blind holes.

http://www.rockfanned.com/2018/10/hardware-motor-mounts.html 


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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 09:45 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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Hi Jenn,
I should have included a pic of the upper side of the base.  The through holes are only 1/4" at the upper side, the holes that I've got the feet shoved into on the bottom are 7/16", so they drilled part way with a 7/16" bit and the rest of the way with a 1/4".  Or maybe a bit that contained both drill sizes?.  Here's a pic:




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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 09:59 pm
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I had the same issue,  and another member suggested auto gas line rubber hose for the holes that don’t go thru.  Easy peasy!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 10:00 pm
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No idea what size you need but may look at the rubber bushings

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 10:16 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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That would work Mark.  I thought about Westy tank feet, but the stem is too small and the foot thickness is different than what I've got in the other holes.  I don't see anything at McMaster Carr that looks hopeful either.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 11:17 pm
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I used one of these McMaster Carr grommets. I think I took a razor knife and trimmed the height. 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 11:49 pm
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Yes, I think I've probably got grommets that have the same base as the three that are installed now, and I can section the stem to make it more or less fit the small holes.  Just a matter of cut and stick it with some black silicone adhesive.  Thanks folks.
Jim

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 03:16 am
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Pssssssst......Hey Jimbo!  How about drilling out the 3 smaller holes to the same size as the larger holes? That way you can use the same feet all the way around. I promise I won't tell a soul, and once the fan is sitting upright, who in the h ell is going to know or care. Fact Jack. That cast iron drills easy.  :D 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 03:28 am
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Steve Stephens
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Aren't the smaller base holes to attach the fan to a table or wall and not for feet.

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Steve Stephens wrote: Aren't the smaller base holes to attach the fan to a table or wall and not for feet.
Sorry, Steveo, but there is no instruction manual.  :D

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 02:03 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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Russ, I've concluded that the easiest and probably most original arrangement is to just use 3 feet in the larger holes and nothing in the 3 smaller holes.  He!!, GE BMYs got by with 3 feet for a couple of years and those fans didn't tend to fall over!  Jim

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 02:27 pm
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Jim Humphrey wrote: Russ, I've concluded that the easiest and probably most original arrangement is to just use 3 feet in the larger holes and nothing in the 3 smaller holes. 
Possession is 9/10ths of the law.  :D

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 10:15 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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Yeah, but I just have to convince myself that I've got at least a half-a$$ed reason why I did a particular thing a particular way.  Sometimes it's he!! living in my head, Russ.
Jim

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 10:50 pm
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Unless I am mistaken, those straight holes are for vertical (wall) mounting.

Those with the recess, are for rubber feet, then to be used on horizontal surfaces.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 05:58 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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Tom, I agree, that makes sense to me.  I wonder if the regular rubber feet were left on the fan when it got bolted to the wall, or did they leave the rubber feet on to dampen any vibration, or did they add feet to the screw hole locations, or did they remove the regular feet and bolt the base directly to the wall?  Several possibilities, but in the greater scheme of things I guess it really doesn't matter!  Jim

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 06:52 pm
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McMaster Carr- Compressible-Stem Push-In Bumpers. Check your smaller hole size against their "For ID".

If you wall mount you want dampers between the base and wall unless you live in a in operation feed mill.  :D

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 09:20 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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That's kind of what I thought, Russ.  Between the weight and the vibration, any large fan I stuck on the wall of my current house would probably rip a couple of studs right out of the wall!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 10:04 pm
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I was going to mount an 11646 to the wall, but out of the three mounting holes, the one that’s on the fan centerline is in the middle of the switch opening at the bottom - way too weak. 
To wall mount a cast iron fan, it is best to mount it to an 18” wide board, with rubber washers and wide frnder washers, and screw the board into a pair of joists. 

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