Spray Lubrication

Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:06 pm

I was wondering if I could use a spray lubricant on my convection fan. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:21 pm

Typically the fans have Oil Holes along the ends, sometimes they are on the bottom depending on how its mounted.

Blower fan?
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:23 pm

If you find the oil holes--3 in 1 oil sems to do real well.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:38 pm

What about a silicon spray?
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:47 pm

Shibby160 wrote:What about a silicon spray?
I wouldn't use it, any light machine oil will do the trick. 3in1 is a good one.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:11 pm

freetown fred wrote:If you find the oil holes--3 in 1 oil sems to do real well.

Yes, but it stinks and my wife yells at me every time I use it.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:36 pm

I use "Holden's" Turbine oil It says for all appliances and motor bearings up to 3 HP. It has one of those zoom spouts so you can basically apply it almost anywhwere.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:53 pm

Huh?? I use 3 in 1 on my commercial (leather) sewing machine & both my tredle machines--never bothered with a smell. Couple, three drops, not half the can. :lol:
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:26 pm

My clothes probably smell stronger than any 3-in-1 spray .... and not just from the booze either. :lol:
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:30 am

Booze, what booze-- :shots: :cheers: :clap: toothy
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:57 am

freetown fred wrote:If you find the oil holes--3 in 1 oil sems to do real well.


They make a 20w oil specifically for electric motors.
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:32 am

Well, come on, what's it called & is it available--WHERE--???? :clap: toothy OMG, I have lied--me bad--upon looking(imagine that) I do not use 3 in 1---I apparently use SUPER-OIL--from the makers of liquid wrench, solder seal, gunk, etc--Super Oil is "premium machine oil that lubricates & protects"specifys among other things--for electric motors!---the small can damn sure looks like the 3 in 1 small can. ;)
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:56 am

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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:09 am

Rob R. wrote:
freetown fred wrote:If you find the oil holes--3 in 1 oil sems to do real well.


They make a 20w oil specifically for electric motors.


Yes, 3 in one, it's with the blue and white label...not the black/red and white label.

http://www.3inone.com/products/motor-oil/
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Re: Spray Lubrication

PostBy: gerry_g On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:08 am

3 in 1 SAE 20 is fine but I find it nearly impossible to "drip" a known amount or even reach the fan motor's oil hole inside the power box.

Syringes with blunt tips are legal in all states without an Rx. They can be found at woodworker supply houses that carry furniture restoration materials. Even Amazon has syringes and blunt tip needles. They work great at any angle!

Small medical syringes (not the single use ones) work great for dispensing precise amounts of oil (or glue). Syringes are legal everywhere, it's sharpened needles that are restricted)

Getting a long enough needle (blunt tip to be legal in all states) can be tricky. They can be had in bulk at very low cost per unit at various supply houses.

If one wants bulk (1/20th the price of wood worker kits) Even Amazon carries bulk syringes without needles and blunt tip "dispensing needles" and syringe caps. Amazon doesn't seem to have needle scabbard covers (cover the needle tip), not the syringe) as places such as http://www.howardelectronics.com have. They are not needed but a little less messy since the needle can be left on the syringe.

Actually, it would be great if Leisure Line tossed a couple oiling syringes, blunt needles and scabbards in with each stove. Bought in bulk, they are CHEAP.

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