have a _very_
old emerson 32" six bladed ceiling fan. very similar to
'hunter original' in motor construction, but I'd guess mine is a 1920
vintage, + or - a hair. I'm doing a restoration on it of sorts, &
planning on using it starting tomorrow.
few days ago I weighed all the blades (with their cast iron 'motor blade
fastener arms' attached) on my triple beam, and then made weights from
an old unknown alloy solder so that the blades (with their attached
'arms', as a unit) will be within 1/4 gram of ea other* (once the
weights are attached), BUT, where exactly to fasten the weights? seems
the logical places -might- be:
a. as close as possible to motor arbor, on upper surface of blade,
centered leading to trailing edges,
b. centered halfway between between upper outer edge-center of each cast
iron 'blade arm' and extreme outer tip of each blade, and centered
halfway leading edge to trailing edge?
or, would some kind soul please tell me the 'standard procedure'?
thanks in advance :-)
*this procedure, making the weights and 'fine tuning' them took 'some
considerable hours', not counting the other hours in remaking blades
themselves, with three coats hand rubbed, fabricating the ceiling hanger
hook, etc etc ;-)
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