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Old 05-09-2010, 11:44 PM   #15
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hehr vent knobs

here's a simple question--how doe the knobs come off an herh vent? i have an original fan i want to install and don;t want to break the knobs when i remoove them. cheers
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:48 PM   #16
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Are you referring to the aluminum T handle knobs? If so, they pull straight down and are held in place similar to a socket and ratchet with the little ball under tension on one side of the square shaft on the lifter itself.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #17
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Boy! This sure helped me out today!

I'm trying to get the Cloud ready for a trip to ABQ for the restoration rally. My aft vent needed help and I was at a loss 'till this thread . Thanks Guys.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #18
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t handles knobs on hehr vent

i'll try pulling harder while sticking somthing into the tiny hole to release it? sounds like that's the method. if it's like a socket it should come out pretty easy i would think. maybe i need to spray in some pb blaster and let it soak for a while. thanks for your input--ted
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It may just be all gunked up. It should come out with a downward pull. Some pentetrating oil may help.

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #20
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Be careful. I broke a shaft by prying to hard and too fast.

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:18 PM   #21
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I had the same problem I put the end of an awl ( think thats what its called) in the hole, depressed the ball, and it came right out.
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handles still frozen on vent

i used wd40 then pb blaster and let it soak all day. still the t handles won't come off. My handles have 2 small holes each--are these still the socket style? i put a small punch in and try to push them in and got no movement. maybe more pb blaster and if that doesn't work i'll add a little heat with a butane torch. what could go wrong right! any other help? regards--ted
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The original hinge allows for freedom of movement in case you would want to open one end or the other or if you don't open both ends at the same time. Leaving the hinge out and making it rigid would be a problem. I don't have an extra hinge or I would help you out.

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My question is how does the roof vent hinge attach to Herh lifter mechanism. One of my lifters was a bit stiff and I twisted it too hard so the hinge popped off the lifter. How was that originally attached? Can it be re-attached? Is the lifting rod supposed to spin freely where it attaches to hinge. I think it is supposed to. Any hints/suggestions on how to re-attach? Thanks!!
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It is attached by two small pins which hold by spring strength. Just spread the spring part and force the pins back into position. Use some WD40 or spray lubricant into the slots on the sides of the lifters....let em set....then exercise then a few times.
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I believe he's talking about the hinge part coming loose from the center rod of the lifter mechanism. If this is the case, they were attached at the factory with a pressure stamp and you won't be able to recreate that at home. What you can do though is to drill down into the shaft and tap it with an appropriate size screw with a large enough head that will not fall through the hole in the hinge portion.

Hope that makes sense.
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Thanks for the tip. That is exactly what happened and I did drill and top the center lifting rod. Instead of using a screw, though, I used a small piece of 8-32 threaded rod. On the other side of hinge, I used a fender washer and a nylon lock nut. I put Loctite on threaded rod before inserting into rod. I'll see how it holds up. So far, so good. The pressure stamped original does not seem to be a very good/durable design. IMHO.
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