Post by ceilingfansmalta on Apr 13, 2021 12:36:06 GMT -5
Today I was passing near the scrapper where I got my 2nd ceiling fan, and near his garage there was a large number of 1400mm Relite Rapide MKII ceiling fans ready to be scrapped! He told me that I could take them, and I got 2! Unfortunately I do not have the whole fans. I I have 2 blade sets, of which 2 blades were slightly bent and 2 motors, one complete with the down rod, which works but makes a grinding noise due to it being dusty, and one which I have not tested yet. I also have one canopy which has a hole which is too large for the down rod. This is because the fans had short downrods, but were then fixed to thicker pipes. That leaves the shackle of both fans, the blade screws, a down rod, and 3 canopies missing, but it should not be a problem. It is a pity the others are probably going to be scrapped.
Post by ceilingfansmalta on Apr 22, 2021 12:08:22 GMT -5
UPDATE: yesterday my father and I tried out the other fan. It works too.
By the way, when I still had the one with bad bearings, I opened the motor I noted something interesting. The fans which are made in England (as mentioned on their wall controls at the department store) have an upper bearing (and probably even the lower one) which is made in India. The fans in general also share many characteristics with some other Indian fans I know about, mainly the blades which are possibly identical to Crompton Greaves Riviera!