Spray Lubrication

Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:15 pm

Syringes, needles, scabbards???? what the hell are you young people talking about?? :clap: toothy
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:24 pm

I use both 20wt. 3in-one and the *Zoom Spout* turbine oil depending on what's getting oiled.
This subject gets brought up very often...see at link:
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:13 am

Couldn't I just spray some WD-40 into the bushings to keep the convection fan quiet??
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:04 pm

Shibby160 wrote:Couldn't I just spray some WD-40 into the bushings to keep the convection fan quiet??


It's a 3000rpm motor...not a squeaky door hinge...do it right. ;)
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:31 pm

I want to do it right. It's my first stove and I bought it pre-owned. I have no idea how well the previous owner maintained it. I'm just trying to get through this first season without having to shut it down and take it apart. The convection fan seems so hard to get to, it just seems so easy to use a spray lubricant. I will pick up some 3 in One and see how that goes.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:42 pm

Easy don't hardly make it done right--you talkin done right or something that might not inconvenience the operator. :( Did you find the oil holes???
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Yes, I found the holes. I'm talking idiot-proof. I'm not the handiest person, and I'm afraid if I start taking stuff apart I'll end up ruining something.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Two things, contrair to popular belief, you're not an idiot or we wouldn't be seeing you on this coal burning FORUM. ;) Secondly, life is only as complicated as we choose to make it. Son, you're not tearing anything apart, I wouldn't think, just put the tip of the 3 in 1 in the holes and give her three quick, firm squeezes--put a piece of newspaper underneath, wipe any excess that you may get, with a paper towel. You'll do fine my young friend. :) PS, give the 3 in 1 can a test squeeze into that paper towel so you know how to squeeze her for them thar 3 drops each hole.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:44 pm

I believe you only put 2 or 3 drops in. Maybe someone else who knows will chime in.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:43 pm

Shibby160 wrote:Couldn't I just spray some WD-40 into the bushings to keep the convection fan quiet??

Just FYI - WD-40 is a TERRIBLE lubricant. They changed the formulation sometime in the 90's, and it sucks! The only things I use WD-40 for is for cleaning parts, spraying old-school ignition parts that got wet, or as a release agent for off road fenders. It's pretty much useless for anything else.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: gerry_g On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:32 pm

Dennis wrote:I believe you only put 2 or 3 drops in. Maybe someone else who knows will chime in.


From the fan manufacturer's (FASCO) mouth at


http://www.fasco.com/pdf3/page14.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


or go to


http://www.fasco.com/fasfacts2.asp
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
and click on the link labeled "Lubrication"

"For routine maintenance and improved bearing life expectancy, a few drops of non detergent “twenty weight” oil can be added every 12 months."

Googling "fasco fan oiling" (no quotes) is your friend!

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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:41 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Shibby160 wrote:Couldn't I just spray some WD-40 into the bushings to keep the convection fan quiet??

Just FYI - WD-40 is a TERRIBLE lubricant. They changed the formulation sometime in the 90's, and it sucks! The only things I use WD-40 for is for cleaning parts, spraying old-school ignition parts that got wet, or as a release agent for off road fenders. It's pretty much useless for anything else.


WD-40 will remove any sticker residue left behind after peeling off stickers etc.

I've seen fishermen spritz their night-crawlers with the stuff before tossing it in, and swore how good it worked. :o
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: gerry_g On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:42 pm

freetown fred wrote:Syringes, needles, scabbards???? what the hell are you young people talking about?? :clap: toothy


Well, I find a standard oil can almost impossible to control or even use the way one of my fans is mounted. Thus I like a syringe.

It would be great if the fans had extension tubes for easy access (my gas furnace fan has such tubes). That oil hole inside my combustion fan's AC cord connection box is quite difficult to reach.

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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:47 pm

They make them w/ longer spouts then the pix I posted--the old ones were 1 thumb push=1 drop of course to test that theory, try a paper towel & push away--they also make them with a flex spout--I'm not talking about some piece of crap from the Dollar Store. ;)
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:06 pm

It would be great if the fans had extension tubes for easy access (my gas furnace fan has such tubes). That oil hole inside my combustion fan's AC cord connection box is quite difficult to reach.

gerry


This was a great idea...now only by a DIY'r :idea:

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