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6CommentsIllinois, near Chicago
I am 65, newly retired, happy and healthy. Pretty crafty too and now I have time to do or at least try new things.
  • dani eggert commented on dani eggert's forum topic Antique Fan

    Good news on this. My son said he is pretty adept at soldering so he will help me with this. He has a soldering thing, a heat gun and the heat wrap you mentioned. Hope it all works. Then my big concern will be putting the fan blade and cage back on but this is not electrical so hopefully I can do that.

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  • dani eggert commented on dani eggert's forum topic Antique Fan

    I don't know how to do that.

    Nuts, I am afraid to undo the wiring at the place it is going into the motor. It is old and looks too complicated. This already is beyond my comfort zone with electricity.You said I could solder them together? I am willing to try that. Can I get the heatshrink tubing at a Home Depot? All of this will be under the back dome of the fan and no one will see it anyway. Also if I take this 3-cord wire down to under the fan, I see it is connected to 'other parts' with those screw on connectors. Will I still be able to do that? Where can I go to learn how to solder.thank you Dani

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  • dani eggert commented on dani eggert's forum topic Antique Fan

    Thank you so much for responding.I did go to a site today and bought 36" of round 'antique" cloth covered wire.Now here is my question and please tell me if I will electrocute my self if I try this. I have a good 5" of good wire that sits under the back base of the fan. It currently is not on but it covers the whole back. Can I cut this wire about 3" from where it is attached and splice in this new cord? it will be under the cover and no one will see the splice. then I would take the new cord and snake it through to the bottom and under the fan? That looks like an easy fix under the fan, but I am worried about the splice up toward the top.I will attach a couple of picturesPlease respond , thank you

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