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Old 11-29-2009, 08:15 AM   #15
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Hey, I just noticed SKIA called me an assy twice!

"You know, those 4 screws that are staring at you when you look up at the fan, assy."

"That's what you'd have to hold up the screen, assy."
Bruce,

Count your Blessings...that just may the nicest thing said to you today!!!!!
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I was hoping for an easier answer than remove the screws. I've pulled them out twice already in the past two years for maintenance, and always feel reluctant about chewing up the wood in the process. Thanks tho.

First I'll try to turn on the fan and throw hot soapy water in the air. Fan will pull the water past the screen and out the vent. Dog will clean up any spill on the floor.

If that doesn't work, I'll screw around with the cover.

Thanks all (SKIA) for your suggestions and abuse.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #17
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Bruce, why donít you just cut the screen out but leave enough edging to install some Velcro. Then get a bigger piece of screening and Velcro that. Whammy easy removal and installation !!!
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Bruce, why donít you just cut the screen out but leave enough edging to install some Velcro. Then get a bigger piece of screening and Velcro that. Whammy easy removal and installation !!!
Hmmmm...I like it.

How would you attach the velcro to the screening? Hot glue or caulk?
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Bruce,
If you're still having problems removing/cleaning the screen, I understand that SKIA will make house calls IF you wine and dine him in return! What a deal, you get your work accomplished and Tom can entertain you as a bonus!
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If you're still having problems removing/cleaning the screen, I understand that SKIA will make house calls IF you wine and dine him in return! What a deal, you get your work accomplished and Tom can entertain you as a bonus!
Chief...You nailed it square on the head! I wonder how many guests SKIA will have now that the secret is out!



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Chief...You nailed it square on the head! I wonder how many guests SKIA will have now that the secret is out!
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If you're still having problems removing/cleaning the screen, I understand that SKIA will make house calls IF you wine and dine him in return! What a deal, you get your work accomplished and Tom can entertain you as a bonus!
Have you noticed that ever since Chiefie dropped his moderator duties, he is all the time?

OK, 90%, but still....
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Have you noticed that ever since Chiefie dropped his moderator duties, he is all the time?

OK, 90%, but still....
He has a written permission slip from me - so it is like a free pass for him!



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Bruce,

How's it going on this big project? Or is this one like all the rest, I'll do it maybe next season!!! Have fun! Maybe just have Clancy chew it up for ya, so you can get a new one!!!!






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If you're still having problems removing/cleaning the screen, I understand that SKIA will make house calls IF you wine and dine him in return! What a deal, you get your work accomplished and Tom can entertain you as a bonus!
You better have the large economy size wine and lots of extra food ( one line again)
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Bruce,
Unfortunately, removing the four screws securing the fan frame to the ceiling is the only way to access the screen -- I've also considered an alternative to the in-place screen. My idea, which I haven't started on, is to take an Exacto knife and cut the old screen out and make a replacement screen frame of 1/4" oak faced plywood, finished to match your Excel trim. Attach the new screen fabric to the inside of the frame and secure with four wood screws through the new frame and the old plastic frame. Velcro is an option versus the wood screws. Take down the existing assembly and use it to trace a frame on the plywood. If we keep our 'older' Excel, this is one of the 'upgrades' I'll be tackling next spring.

I just went through the yearly exercise of removing the entire frame assembly to get to the screen and I agree it's a PITA.
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DW just suggested replacing this basic fan assembly with a Fantastic Fan. Same size opening I reckon, thus would just need a little tweaking on the switches to replace with the FF control.

Which makes me wonder why Peterson does not offer this as an upgrade. Maybe a FF wouldn't survive the grease from the kitchen?



PS Rockin - I'm coping with a failed
1 water pump (second one)
2 LP furnace (second one), and
3 refrig door hinge (you guessed it, number two).

So this fan discussion has turned academic for a while.

PPS Chief - make two of 'em. I'll pay the postage.
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Finally finished removing the cover and that disgusting greasy screen. PITA for sure.

After replacing the water pump, fixing the furnace exhaust, and repairing the refrig door.

Gimme break!!
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