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01-28-19, 05:51 PM
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variable frequency drives...can induce a lot of...

variable frequency drives...can induce a lot of strange wave forms(noise) and spurious capacitive/inductive voltages in your wiring. With LEDs, sometimes it may be sufficient to trigger them. Be...
01-28-19, 05:18 PM
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"The problem Cloudy is that is not a touch...

"The problem Cloudy is that is not a touch sensitive switch he has. "
" Or else i was just thinking of making a hole in the top and fit a fancy looking button instead, if the touchplate thing turns...
01-28-19, 04:58 PM
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" Nor do i truly understand what components are...

" Nor do i truly understand what components are in it, hence why i cannot determine the price of this build (based on electronics). "
First you need a place like www.alliedelec.com, lots of...
01-26-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
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It was a definite purpose motor..fewer leads =...

It was a definite purpose motor..fewer leads = cheaper....and the 120v capacitor...
01-26-19, 01:50 PM
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Bbob...the main winding has 2 'coils'.(3450...

Bbob...the main winding has 2 'coils'.(3450 rpm)...on a 220v motor..that gives us 110v drop across each one so by connecting one phase wire to the center we can use a 110v phase winding.
01-26-19, 01:38 PM
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Good job..glad it worked out!!

Good job..glad it worked out!!
01-25-19, 04:30 PM
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so when you get to the terminal board, you can...

so when you get to the terminal board, you can see there is only one male spade connector (bottom end of the blue line)and it already has a wire on it...these will help......
01-25-19, 04:03 PM
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we are close....after you short out the capacitor...

we are close....after you short out the capacitor (to be sure it has no residual charge in it) remove the wire from the capacitor...the smaller wire...it is connected via a spade connector, just...
01-25-19, 11:24 AM
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Views: 1,180
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Ah..great pictures... The reason you can only...

Ah..great pictures...
The reason you can only find one side of the phase(aux) winding is because the other side has been center tapped to the main winding, so the connection is buried in the winding...
01-24-19, 03:32 PM
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Dreamen...the motor CAN be reversed, what I am...

Dreamen...the motor CAN be reversed, what I am trying to decide is if it is practical for you to do so...I still need to know the voltage rating on the capacitor...should be stamped on the side...be...
01-23-19, 07:27 PM
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It's the wires that connect to those terminals...

It's the wires that connect to those terminals coming from inside the motor that would be of interest...top and bottom of the board. Off hand, it is probably a definite purpose motor(compressor) and...
01-22-19, 12:58 PM
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Views: 470
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If I understand you correctly, here is an idea...

If I understand you correctly, here is an idea that might not break the bank.....and mitigates two common dangers...backfeed and suicide cables, but be sure this will pass code and inspection. I...
01-20-19, 06:12 PM
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Views: 202
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well, this may be interesting.....starting with...

well, this may be interesting.....starting with the first part of your post...I'm not totally sure what you are saying with the 2-6 lights but assuming you want two light circuits in parallel?? As...
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Views: 1,774
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As you compress air, water is squeezed out...and...

As you compress air, water is squeezed out...and it sets and degrades the tank inside where you can't see the damage. I would first look for a drain on the bottom of the tank...but probably not...
01-19-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By cloudy-

It depends on your motor type...the most common...

It depends on your motor type...the most common on a range fan being a shaded pole with either two separate windings or...probably, one winding with a tap. They are normally wound together and may...
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looking for a device...

that attached to the end of the kitchen spout...was used to turn the water on and off when washing/rinsing dishes. Sort of a 'bump' valve that was closer, instead of reaching to the back of the sink....
01-15-19, 03:43 PM
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Views: 530
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just a thought...had very similar problem...

just a thought...had very similar problem once....but my furnace gave an error code...found a plastic bag partially obstructing the outside air intake..would also check the flue as pjmax suggested.
01-15-19, 03:30 PM
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while it may seem frivolous, is it plugged in?

while it may seem frivolous, is it plugged in?
01-15-19, 03:26 PM
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I believe Joed has it right...and cutting the air...

I believe Joed has it right...and cutting the air flow also can create moisture problems...seem to recall they made a cardboard insert that would allow space between the insulation and the bottom of...
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(assuming all is clean, shiny, and fluxed) the...

(assuming all is clean, shiny, and fluxed) the solder will flow towards the hottest point, so you can 'draw' it into a joint. The joint is made INSIDE the fitting...what you see is of little...
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here is a page that might help get you...

here is a page that might help get you started....lots of different types...Speedaire has been around a long time....
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Views: 664
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To add to Fabricgators great post, some...

To add to Fabricgators great post, some regulators are plastic, and if you screw in a new male fitting you can easily crack them. The teflon can allow you to very easily go beyond that point.
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Views: 478
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If it's a matter of being closer to your work, it...

If it's a matter of being closer to your work, it is usually better to add hose instead of extension cords.
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Views: 342
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I get it if you prefer an air nailer, but you can...

I get it if you prefer an air nailer, but you can eliminate the need for a bigger compressor by going with a paslode battery operated nailer...uses fuel/piston to push nails...boom boom boom all day...
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Views: 563
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ok...so the new fields didn't fix the...

ok...so the new fields didn't fix the problem....which doesn't surprise me....did you use a 'growler' to test the armature? An ohm test isn't very useful. I would definitely do that before I spent...
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