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04-25-05, 09:37 AM
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I would suggest that if the motor doesn't run...

I would suggest that if the motor doesn't run continuously then have some sort of a heat lamp on the motor windings. They do that sort of thing on ships when they are dockside to keep the motor...
04-25-05, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By jughead

I had a contractor putting a roof on my new...

I had a contractor putting a roof on my new garage last year. He came by with a 5000 watt Troy Built generator that powered his compressor just fine. The generator wasn't all that noisy either.
04-25-05, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By jughead

I've worked on lots of three phase stuff, but...

I've worked on lots of three phase stuff, but I've never been subjected to the screwy setup you describe. It wouldn't surprise me that a motor could develop a short phase to ground and start pulling...
04-18-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By jughead

My quick & dirty calculations show that you can...

My quick & dirty calculations show that you can expect about a 7 volt drop when pulling 20 amps with the setup you described. That's about a 6% drop. Your travel trailer should do OK with that...
04-17-05, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,240
Posted By jughead

Perhaps when someone says 'you can't', you should...

Perhaps when someone says 'you can't', you should assume that to mean, 'it's not practical', to do it yourself. Sure, you can do all the A/C work yourself, but to be legal you must have the EPA...
04-17-05, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By jughead

Yep, bad start capacitor on the condenser fan...

Yep, bad start capacitor on the condenser fan motor. The compressor is probably short cycling on high head pressure because the fan motor isn't running.
04-17-05, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,684
Posted By jughead

Mechanical work is required to cut wood. Power...

Mechanical work is required to cut wood. Power is nothing more than the rate at which work is being performed. It takes more power to quickly saw a thick piece of oak than to cut a 1 by 2 piece of...
04-16-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By jughead

I don't think that you will ever get the job done...

I don't think that you will ever get the job done quickly passing the parts through a 6 inch tube no matter how cold you got the tube. There will be air inside that tube along with the parts. Air...
04-14-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,104
Posted By jughead

Since mjourney said that he got simular results...

Since mjourney said that he got simular results by moving the toaster to different rooms I would expect that the problem isn't a specific run inside the house. I would be approaching the problem as...
04-12-05, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,901
Posted By jughead

Sounds like you have a three phase 208 service...

Sounds like you have a three phase 208 service installed in the apartment building. Any phase to neutral will yield 120 volts. You can rewire things yourself, but you could be getting into a pile...
04-12-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By jughead

Bulbs that burn out frequently are often subject...

Bulbs that burn out frequently are often subject to excessive vibration. A ceiling bulb that is under a walkway is an example. Try buying a rough service bulb for that location and see if it will...
04-11-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By jughead

Our electronics shop did complete installation of...

Our electronics shop did complete installation of radio and associated equipment in police vehicles for over 20 years. I was never a big fan of crimp type connectors but have to admit that they are...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By jughead

Briggs and Stratton says that you can use regular...

Briggs and Stratton says that you can use regular 10W30 oil in their engines but you must check the oil more often when you do. I've tried the regular 10W30 myself and found that the oil consumption...
04-09-05, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 41,165
Posted By jughead

The fan is probably running, but how fast? Could...

The fan is probably running, but how fast? Could be that you still aren't moving air fast enough past the condenser coil. If that's so I would expect that the compressor is starting, running for a...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By jughead

Take a look at the two tubes that are running...

Take a look at the two tubes that are running parallel to the piston connection rod. Those tubes are for the piston cooling water supply and return. Each piston is supplied with cooling water that...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By jughead

Yes, the engine was on a ship. It was on the...

Yes, the engine was on a ship. It was on the American President Lines "President Polk". I was an officer on that ship for the last 3 months and got home just a little while ago. In answer to the...
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Views: 1,070
Posted By jughead

Bet you haven't seen a piston this big

I know that the 'small engine' forum isn't the place for a picture like this, but I'll bet you haven't seen a piston from a two cycle diesel engine this big in a while.

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12-21-04, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,256
Posted By jughead

There are demand water heaters out there that can...

There are demand water heaters out there that can supply an unlimited amount of hot water for showers and the dish washer at the same time but they demand a BIG amount of current from your house...
12-20-04, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,127
Posted By jughead

The hot (black) wire should be connected to the...

The hot (black) wire should be connected to the side of the plug with the smallest width slot. The white (neutral) connection goes on the other, widest, side. Connect the ground wire under the...
12-17-04, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By jughead

In my area the cost for heating with electricity...

In my area the cost for heating with electricity is at least twice as expensive than with natural gas. I just completed these calculations to decide which way to go myself. There were no surprises...
12-16-04, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By jughead

Why don't you crimp a nice terminal end on the...

Why don't you crimp a nice terminal end on the stranded wire and hook that under the screw. That will look professional and you can still use the stranded ground wire.
12-16-04, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By jughead

If you make the garage a sub panel off the main...

If you make the garage a sub panel off the main panel in the house you will need to run all four wires back. There should be only a single ground wire to a ground rod in the system and that's at the...
12-16-04, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By jughead

The speed controller you located is for a...

The speed controller you located is for a universal type motor. You see those types of motors in electric drills. The picture you posted is a capactor start induction motor. That's why you have...
12-16-04, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,193
Posted By jughead

You've got a big enough load to cause yourself...

You've got a big enough load to cause yourself problems if everything isn't right with the breaker. I feel that your origional problem was a loose connection to the wire, that's why you melted the...
12-15-04, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,193
Posted By jughead

Of course all connections must be tight as well. ...

Of course all connections must be tight as well. I've personally had cases were just a quarter turn on the screw that holds the wire to the breaker reduced the wire temperature from about 275...
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