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    Thanks to all who have recommended PB Blaster!

    New woodstove has not arrived at the dealer yet so I'm trying to make the fan system (dual squirrel cage blowers on the front) last until the new one is installed. One of the fans started squealing the other day so I took the whole thing out to the shop. The bearings for the fans are quite well hidden between the frames of the motor and the baffles of the fan cages, couldn't get oil down to the bearings by the "guitar string method".

    Looking at the lube shelf of usual spray/pump/drip/squirt products I remembered I had some PB Blaster that I got last summmer after reading a bunch about it on this forum. Shot some of that stuff with a "red straw" attached on the bearing vicinities and let it sit for 10 minutes.

    Quieted that fan right down! Thanks a million to all who've posted about it. It now will be IN FRONT of the WD-40 on the shelf!

    (Of course when some of that stuff worked it's way into the air jacket of the stove Wifey noticed the aroma right away... But, living with me she's fairly used to all manner of oderous vapors in the house both inorganic and organic. Opened some windows for a while and that has pretty much quelled both our nausea problems.)
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    That's my go-to stuff, I love it. The every popular "Kroil" in not sold anywhere that I've seen around here, and the PB has never let me down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    That's my go-to stuff, I love it. The every popular "Kroil" in not sold anywhere that I've seen around here, and the PB has never let me down.
    Same here Kenny. They pretty much all have PB Blaster. I was wondering if it was just as good as Kroil.............now I know. That's what I'll get.
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    I have used Kroil for several years to soak and break loose important bolts.
    PB is backup when I have to really lather things down. Very stinky.
    I have a gallon can in cabinet and fill a trigger bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling40man View Post
    Same here Kenny. They pretty much all have PB Blaster. I was wondering if it was just as good as Kroil.............now I know. That's what I'll get.
    sterling40man ; I also have used PB Blaster for 25 yrs. yes smells are not the best in closed area's buy it by the gallon can!! I have tried jd fluid film on several different parts and save that (snake oil) for special occasions, Big Jim
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    Me too PB Blaster , have used wd40 but if I want it to come apart without breaking I use PB Blaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Me too PB Blaster , have used wd40 but if I want it to come apart without breaking I use PB Blaster.
    Maybe it's time for WD to come out with 40.1? It has it's uses, I used to be a fanatical Liquid Wrench fan and somewhere along the years they seemed to change the formula (AND the old fashioned scent) and it didn't seem to work as well for me. I still do use my own "snake oil" mixes for some things but the PB is mighty handy. Have to try the non-aerosol stuff in one of my pumpers also.

    I was going to try "Strong Arm Fluid" on it so I read through all of the sheet that comes with it and there was little info on electric motors or their bearings, just switch contacts, battery cables, etc. Rather than fire in the dark I used the PB. It is still quiet 24 consecutive hours later...
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    Funny enough I've had some PB on the shelf for a few years, but the couple of times I tried to use it on a stuck bolt I wasn't impressed. Then yesterday I was trying to replace the baskets in the bathroom sink and couldn't get the top cap lose so I tried some PB. Only took it about 15 seconds so break it lose them. Although I did then have to air out the bathroom for about 2 hours....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjarmstr View Post
    Although I did then have to air out the bathroom for about 2 hours....
    I usually have do that here every day PB or not!

    It's always useful to have the locked up parts at or somewhat above "room temperature" and in the cold weather warm whichever snake oil product you use just a little also. Spray it a couple times as the part is cooling and then give it a try. I like my Milwaukee adjustable heat gun for jobs like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    I usually have do that here every day PB or not!
    Too Much Information!
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