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Old September 5th 08, 02:58 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.

Lou
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Old September 5th 08, 03:51 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"LouB" wrote in message
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little noisy.
Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.

Lou



Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started out
that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and they were
rather poor quality.


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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:


"LouB" wrote in message
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.


Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started
out that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and
they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.

Mandatory rambling story:
My father-in-law decided to oil his fan because it made noise. He
apparently put two quarts in a one-quart fan, because he then had a fan
that made noise and dripped oil. It dripped for a looong time. Ten
years later, he still had to wipe the occasional drop off the light
fixture. Moral: Don't oil your fan.

If the fan makes ticking or creaking noises when it turns, it's time
for a replacement. They're cheap. Get a new one. You can even get the
one with leopard-skin trim and dangly crystals. (Don't laugh--I just
removed three of these for a client so they could take them to their
new home.)

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Steve Bell
New Life Home Improvement
Arlington, TX
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Old September 5th 08, 05:23 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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SteveBell wrote:
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

"LouB" wrote in message
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.

Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started
out that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and
they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.

Mandatory rambling story:
My father-in-law decided to oil his fan because it made noise. He
apparently put two quarts in a one-quart fan, because he then had a fan
that made noise and dripped oil. It dripped for a looong time. Ten
years later, he still had to wipe the occasional drop off the light
fixture. Moral: Don't oil your fan.

If the fan makes ticking or creaking noises when it turns, it's time
for a replacement. They're cheap. Get a new one. You can even get the
one with leopard-skin trim and dangly crystals. (Don't laugh--I just
removed three of these for a client so they could take them to their
new home.)


Thanks to both of you.

Lou
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Old September 5th 08, 05:26 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"SteveBell" wrote

If the fan makes ticking or creaking noises when it turns, it's time
for a replacement. They're cheap. Get a new one. You can even get the
one with leopard-skin trim and dangly crystals. (Don't laugh--I just
removed three of these for a client so they could take them to their
new home.)


LOL!


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Old September 5th 08, 05:44 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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SteveBell wrote:
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:


"LouB" wrote in message
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.


Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started
out that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and
they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.


All the Hunter "Original" (and other brands) had/have an oil cup.

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Old September 5th 08, 06:01 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Sep 5, 9:51*am, "Edwin Pawlowski" wrote:
"LouB" wrote in message

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Bought a house with ceiling fans. *All work, but some are a little noisy.
Are there places to lube them? *Some meay date to 1991.


Lou


Never saw a place to lube them. *If they are cheap fans they started out
that way. *There was a period that fans were being imported and they were
rather poor quality.


You mean like "sometime in the last 20 years until the present?" Even
Hunter fans are made in China, at least the ones sold in the Big Boxes
are. I agree with your point though if they are noisy just replace
them with new ones of a recognized name brand, that means Hunter,
Casablanca, etc. that doesn't mean that they won't be made in China
but at least you know they'll be around if you have problems and you
won't get the "well, you bought a $30 fan, what do you expect?" line
when you go to return it.

nate
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Old September 5th 08, 11:37 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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dadiOH wrote:

SteveBell wrote:
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

"LouB" wrote in message
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Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a
little noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date
to 1991.

Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they
started out that way. There was a period that fans were being
imported and they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.


All the Hunter "Original" (and other brands) had/have an oil cup.


Very interesting. Where on the fan was the oil cup? Maybe I just
haven't recognized them.

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Steve Bell
New Life Home Improvement
Arlington, TX
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Old September 6th 08, 12:45 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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SteveBell wrote:
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

"LouB" wrote in message
...
Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.

Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started
out that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and
they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.

Mandatory rambling story:
My father-in-law decided to oil his fan because it made noise. He
apparently put two quarts in a one-quart fan, because he then had a fan
that made noise and dripped oil. It dripped for a looong time. Ten
years later, he still had to wipe the occasional drop off the light
fixture. Moral: Don't oil your fan.

If the fan makes ticking or creaking noises when it turns, it's time
for a replacement. They're cheap. Get a new one. You can even get the
one with leopard-skin trim and dangly crystals. (Don't laugh--I just
removed three of these for a client so they could take them to their
new home.)


You can *tell* me not to laugh, but it's not entirely a voluntary action.

nate
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Old September 6th 08, 02:08 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Nate Nagel" wrote in message
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SteveBell wrote:
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

"LouB" wrote in message
...
Bought a house with ceiling fans. All work, but some are a little
noisy. Are there places to lube them? Some meay date to 1991.
Never saw a place to lube them. If they are cheap fans they started
out that way. There was a period that fans were being imported and
they were rather poor quality.


I'll second that. Ceiling fans are not generally user-maintainable.
They're mostly disposable. I've never seen one with an oil cup.

Mandatory rambling story:
My father-in-law decided to oil his fan because it made noise. He
apparently put two quarts in a one-quart fan, because he then had a fan
that made noise and dripped oil. It dripped for a looong time. Ten
years later, he still had to wipe the occasional drop off the light
fixture. Moral: Don't oil your fan.

If the fan makes ticking or creaking noises when it turns, it's time
for a replacement. They're cheap. Get a new one. You can even get the
one with leopard-skin trim and dangly crystals. (Don't laugh--I just
removed three of these for a client so they could take them to their
new home.)


You can *tell* me not to laugh, but it's not entirely a voluntary action.

nate
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Hunter Originals require a light non-detergent oil and have a reservoir that
should be checked each season.


 




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