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12-08-13, 12:45 PM
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I actually tried a 12.5 volt ac power supply from...

I actually tried a 12.5 volt ac power supply from the same manufacturer, which I know works because it works on the other speaker set. I know the transformer was burned up, as it was obvious because...
12-06-13, 02:49 PM
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Views: 5,706
Posted By s10sleeper

reducing ac voltage with transformer and resistors

recently on my stereo system in my garage my ac/ac adapter went out. It was a 120v ac to 13.5v ac transformer. Upon trying to locate a replacement, I discovered that it was an obsolete product, but...
12-06-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By s10sleeper

Is this stranded or solid wire? Also, are you...

Is this stranded or solid wire? Also, are you soldering the wire together? If you have any damage to the insulation, especially if it has been damaged for awhile you should cut the wire off a...
11-30-13, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

Thanks for the info, that is starting to make...

Thanks for the info, that is starting to make sense now. This starter came with the pump and motor, on the motor is 240v breaker, however I am not trusting the breaker as the connections were all...
11-28-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

Thanks for the info, when you say 2 wire pilot...

Thanks for the info, when you say 2 wire pilot device I am a little lost though if you could clarify please. Also, in the diagram it shows a removable link on L2, should that be removed? And does...
11-25-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

it is hard to see, it is underneath the magnet,...

it is hard to see, it is underneath the magnet, the coil voltage is 220 volts
11-25-13, 12:48 AM
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Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

ray2047, you are correct, they oversized the...

ray2047, you are correct, they oversized the breaker, as far as the voltage, yes 120 technically, but I am used to hearing it called 110 115 and 120.

The wiring I put in is on a subpanel and an...
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By s10sleeper

I plan to move, ASAP, but first have to come up...

I plan to move, ASAP, but first have to come up with the money. I have had to spend most of my income the past few months helping my father as he had 2 major surgeries and is now wheelchair bound. ...
11-22-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

I'm sorry, I should have specified better, the...

I'm sorry, I should have specified better, the electric motor is a 3 hp, which at 110 volts says 29 amps, when wiring at 240, it would basically cut the amperage draw in half, but use higher voltage,...
11-22-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By s10sleeper

help with wiring an old Arrow Hart magnetic starter on quincy compressor

Recently I acquired an old Quincy industrial compressor and 3 hp motor. It came with what I believe is a circuit breaker, an Arrow Hart RA magnetic starter, and a brand new Square D pressure switch....
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Views: 722
Posted By s10sleeper

Ongoing problems with bathroom sink and bathtub drains

In the house I am currently renting, the bathroom sink and bathtub drains are very slow to drain and I am at a loss on how to fix it. I have brought it up with my landlord multiple times over the...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By s10sleeper

I would think the same thing in most situations,...

I would think the same thing in most situations, however, it is obvious that it is getting fuel due to wet plugs and when I try to rev it up, I have to feather the throttle, but in a lean condition...
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Views: 2,310
Posted By s10sleeper

I thought the same, tried it, no luck. I tried...

I thought the same, tried it, no luck. I tried seafoam too, trying a new plug again, it is obviously getting fuel so the carb is ok, my try my old one though
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Views: 2,310
Posted By s10sleeper

Poulan Pro 31cc weedeater hard start, blue exhaust

I recently acquired a 31cc poulan pro weedeater, I got it because it was exactly like my craftsman I was trying to repair. It ran great at first so did not use it for parts. It did have the same...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By s10sleeper

One thing that I forgot, the pulley on the...

One thing that I forgot, the pulley on the compressor duty motor is half the size of the farm duty pulley. When the RPM is rated on the motors, am I correct in assuming that it is based on the...
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Views: 1,621
Posted By s10sleeper

Furd, I think you interpreted it correctly. We...

Furd, I think you interpreted it correctly. We always called it running them in tandem. Back when I was wrenching at the auto dealerships, we did run multiple compressors.

As far as the tanks,...
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Views: 1,621
Posted By s10sleeper

Air Compressor add on question

I am sure this may have been asked in a similar way before, but I am wanting to get some advice on this. I have been running 2 25 gallon air compressor tanks on a 2 hp 115v electric motor and a...
Replies: 7
Views: 5,888
Posted By s10sleeper

yes, you have a valid point, one that I was...

yes, you have a valid point, one that I was concerned about too. However, Grainger told me it should work fine and said that even if I left the regular pulley on it, since it is rated for constant...
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Views: 5,888
Posted By s10sleeper

I spoke with Grainger recently, as I got a 1.5 hp...

I spoke with Grainger recently, as I got a 1.5 hp Dayton Farm Duty motor from a friend. Downside is it is 1725 RPM, but Grainger said just to put a bigger pulley on it to compensate as it is rated...
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Views: 5,888
Posted By s10sleeper

Well, it has been awhile since I posted to this,...

Well, it has been awhile since I posted to this, but I did finally figure out most of the issues on it. It turns out that the motor is a Dayton single phase, still unsure of the hp as it has also...
08-30-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,506
Posted By s10sleeper

The compressor I am referring to is my shop air...

The compressor I am referring to is my shop air compressor. I have already hardwired it to a waterproof switch box and through pvc conduit along with an outdoor GFCI outlet to the indoor breaker...
08-30-12, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,506
Posted By s10sleeper

adding an outdoor subpanel breaker for outdoor outlet and toggle switch

Recently I have been talking to an electrician regarding rewiring my back deck. The porch light was an old porcelain with an uncovered receptacle and I could not stand it as there is no awning over...
07-01-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By s10sleeper

I will be using UF-B cerrrowire to the shed...

I will be using UF-B cerrrowire to the shed underground, in the house will be nm-b from the breaker to the junction box where I will connect it with wire nuts, in the shed will be nm-b. I am using a...
06-30-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By s10sleeper

using a window a/c in my small shed

I am in the process of building a small shed on skids, the area is about 36 sq feet, OSB on the walls and roof, felt paper and Galvalume on the roof, and 3 sides, the front is smartside composite...
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Views: 5,888
Posted By s10sleeper

question about replacing electric motor on compressor

I have an old Fliteway 20 gallon hot dog air compressor. Everything seems to work fine, but the specs plate on the motor is missing and I cannot find any info about it. The only problem I have is...
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