Post by John Shelley on Feb 20, 2009 22:25:33 GMT -5
The burnished brass blender fan is now completed. I had the shaft hollowed out. (things were finally slow enough at a local motor repair shop that they had time to drill out the shaft) I made a switch housing out of a mini paint can and added capacitors to make the fan 3 speed 10uf for low 15)uf for medium(actaltt 3 5uf caps in paralell). I also added a revese switch (yes you can reverse some blenderfans for k55 no pull chain models just hook the bronw/red motor wire to hot instead of the black one.)
If emerson had made this fan the model # would have been CF352BB.
I like it better without, but as always, John did a great job.
I agree about not haveing a switch housing I would have preferred just have a pullchain through the flywheel but I wanted to be able install it in locations that don't have a wall control and need a light.
Post by Jean Lemieux on Feb 22, 2009 2:29:47 GMT -5
Yeah that motor is much smaller than the one I have.
Of course the lower canopy looks weird but still its a beautiful fan and MUCH better than the ugly Harbor Breeze with clear blades. The light kit is nice but way too big for the fan. Usually top mount fans requires a smaller light kit (even if the fan is 52'')or even better a single schoolhouse is the best choice for those.
Post by John Shelley on Feb 23, 2009 11:58:23 GMT -5
Chaged the Light on the moss form loop arm to straight arm and changed the bulb for 60w in the arms and 100w in the center (which is 25w above the open shade rating of the center) to 25w ge reveals in all sockets.
Why did the blender need a double layer pullchain?
because if I hade used a single layer pull chain I would have needed to us a 10uf capacitor for low and seperate 15uf capacitor for medium instead of using the same 10uf capacitor on both medium and low and just adding a 5uf capacitor on medium.