need a stand for my fan... see pic

vacuumfreakApril 19, 2007

I have a fan that I bought a few years ago and only used about 3 months. It even has a remote control and I like it a lot. However, during a move, I broke the plastic that holds the stand in place off. I was thinking of using some PVC pipe to make a new stand for it. Maybe some of you have an idea that would help me to keep it out of the garbage. When the plastic broke off, I like an idiot threw the original stand away. Thanks in advance :o)

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craftylady-2006

Oh Boy, those are really nice fans, rotten dilemma. The only thing I can come up with is using a broom stick for it to stand up on. Or, you might want to use a garden umbrella iron stand to attach it to but those things are around $23 a piece.

Sal

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 6:59AM
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carolswfl_2007

Maybe you could check out the manufacturer of the fan online and see if you could buy just that part. Just a suggestion. Good luck! Carol

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 12:26PM
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jade.d

how about threading a swag lamp chain over the power cord and hanging it from a ceiling hook?

Here is a link that might be useful: swag lamp kit

    Bookmark   April 21, 2007 at 10:51PM
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pattico_gw

That little broken piece looks like it might be enough to glue a piece of PVC to. I imagine you could use the purple PVC stuff that glues them tight.

But what about the stand at the bottom.

patti

    Bookmark   April 23, 2007 at 12:43AM
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dustyknees

you and someone else could take turns holding it to cool each other. but i have a suggestion. throw the fan away and buy a new one with stand. the worry isn't worth it.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 12:45AM
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vacuumfreak

We live in such a disposable society. If that is what I wanted to do, dustyknees I wouldn't have made this post. I'd have thrown it away and bough a tower fan instead. Thanks for the suggestion. (NOT) Does someone asking for a way to keep something out of the dumpster sound like they want to instead throw it IN the dumpster and buy something new just because it's easier? Did you use logic when you wrote that? Is this the trash to treasure forum, or am I confused?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 10:54AM
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dustyknees

freak. huh.
two words: duct tape. many colors to choose from to blend in with your decor.
if that doesn't make your teeth rattle. i have another suggestion. find an old or new floor lamp. minus the lamp fixture. the fan just might fit into the top opening of that lamp stand.might need to use some cardboard paper to make it a snug fit. is that logical?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 5:53PM
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tapatio

I had the same thing happen to my fan I used in my laundry room.I put a hook up in the corner of the ceiling and hung the fan from the hook.It worked like a charm!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 9:59PM
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nonacook

PVC pipe.....for a homemade stand.
Even if you decide not to make a stand, use the
fan blades to make a 'flower' for the garden, and the
metal cage pieces as planters-hang them with chain....

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 3:42PM
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