Framingham blog postings

Framingham Postings

Earliest: December 15, 2009Latest: January 17, 2018Total: 132

January 25, 2010

Panasionic FV-11VHL1 Fan

We have a Panasonic fan that was not working correctly in our bathroom. We decided to look for a replacement and was surprise that there weren't that many fans that fit in the ceiling opening. We were unable to get any information from the Panasonic website since, at the time, we didn't know the particular model that we have.

We consulted several people and eventually the owner at The Lighting Showroom, in Orleans Ma, was able to tell us that we should be looking at FV-11VHL2 model fans. We didn't buy it a new one from them since we were able to identify one online for about $200 cheaper than what they were selling them for.

We ended up buying the fan at National Trade Supply for $270.30 including shipping.

When it came time to replace the fan we had our electrician do the installation. He took a look at our setup and determine that our problem was not related to a bad fan but that the exhaust valve was blocked. He cleaned all the dust and the fan worked fine.

The electrician was able to identify that we have a Panasonic FV-11VHL1.

The lesson learn in our fan replacement journey:

  • Identify the fan you currently have. Early on, we thought we had the correct model number but it turns out that we had the fan engine model number.
  • Don't count on Home Depot or Lowes for fans, both have a limited selection to large fan sizes
  • Don't open the fan box until you are sure that you really need the fan.


December 15, 2009
OConnell's Pub

O'Connell's Pub

Recently, a new restaurant opened in Framingham called O'Connell's Pub. This is located along Route 9 Eastbound, across the street from Staples and Trader Joes, in the former Asia Buffet building.

A couple of weeks ago we stopped in for a quick bite before church. We were going to go to Ruby Tuesdays, but thought it would be fun to try a new place.

The restaurant parking lot was pretty busy and we were a little worried that there might be a wait. We were surprised to find that there was plenty of seating at the bar and in the main restaurant. We were seated right away.

Looking around we could still see some of the Asia Buffet decorations, which looks a little out of place for an Irish Pub.

The menu also really surprised us since there aren't many Irish selections. I noted that the British Beer Company down the street had more Irish selections on their menu.

For an appetizer we ordered the spinach and artichoke dip.  The chips were good, but the dip tasted like it came from the microwave and was a little cool in the middle.

As for dinner, we ordered the Buffalo Chicken wrap and the Old Fashion Pub Burger. The Buffalo Chicken was not too spicy and was pretty good. The French fries were good enough to finish, but I had to add salt to add flavoring. 

Over all we were not impress by the restaurant. The service was a little slow, in fact, we had to flag down our waitress to get our check, but that could be because it was a busy night. She was quick to process the credit card and refill our drinks.  While it is always good to try new places and go to local restaurants, there was nothing about this place that left us wanting to go back for more.

Download a PDF of their takeout menu and see what you think of the selection. Note: The menu has a mostly green background. I removed some of the green to make it printer friendly.

O'Connell's Pub
700 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01702