EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Search Forums
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 23 of 23
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: dcb
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-26-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Ok, I think the big guy is a repulsion motor...

Ok, I think the big guy is a repulsion motor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repulsion_motor). It has brushes that connect to each other through the case. It is only of historical interest, LOL :)
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-25-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
As you can probably tell, I'm learning as I go...

As you can probably tell, I'm learning as I go here :) But I really don't know what effect increasing the field strength will have, might run slower with more torque?

I have another candidate...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-23-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Wiring question

Update:

The 11 amp motor had a strong finish during some non wet days, throwing the snow quite far. But it finally lost most of its power and was tripping the breaker more often, and was making...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-22-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,884
Posted By dcb
As I recall, there are some kinds of induction...

As I recall, there are some kinds of induction motors that will push back into the grid just by pushing them a few %rpm over their rated speed. Connected with a freewheel and some gears to your...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-01-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
notes: previous engine was a tecumseh HSK635, ...

notes:
previous engine was a tecumseh HSK635, 4700 rpm, 3.5 hp ~ 3.9 ft lbs.

I should take a torque and rpm reading on the electric motor i suppose.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-01-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Followup, The snow got a lot wetter towards...

Followup,

The snow got a lot wetter towards the end. I was really overtaxing the motor, was packing snowballs on it to get it to quit smoking so much while trying to finish up. :p

This rig...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-01-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Alllrightee :D Had a couple inches this...

Alllrightee :D

Had a couple inches this morning, first test was quite manageable. I blew one circuit breaker and had to move to another circuit. But it is a lot quieter and smoother. It also...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-01-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Cover Cobbled :) ...

Cover Cobbled :)
http://opengauge.org/household/blower20.JPG
http://opengauge.org/household/blower21.JPG

That makes me feel a little safer, Now where is that snow?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-30-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Ok, it is together enough for me to want to try...

Ok, it is together enough for me to want to try it :)

This is your basic piece of threaded rod and a few angle brackets and a piece of metal strapping approach. It sounds faster than the original...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-30-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
They say the snow is coming so I dusted off the...

They say the snow is coming so I dusted off the welder and sorted out the pully/motor arrangements.

The pulley was two pieces so I welded it at the seam, sort of, from the inside. First welding...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-21-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Minor progress, found a belt at grainger, a 3l390...

Minor progress, found a belt at grainger, a 3l390 , hopefully it is strong enough.
still need to weld pully together and beef up motor mounting.

Actually ran it for a tiny bit though (till the...
Forum: Conservation 10-15-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By dcb
Pressure cookers can help reduce cooking...

Pressure cookers can help reduce cooking time/energy as well, and let you can your garden goodies for later.
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-13-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By dcb
Improving your homes efficiency can be a safe...

Improving your homes efficiency can be a safe investment :)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-13-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Toyo, I'm in northern ill noise. A lot of...

Toyo, I'm in northern ill noise. A lot of neighbors have large blowers, and a lot just shovel.

I've been able to manage very well with the toro.

Daox, thus far it has been easy, the pully...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-11-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Here's a quick status of this little project. ...

Here's a quick status of this little project.

got the motor, powered it up to make sure it spun the right way:
http://opengauge.org/household/blower1.JPG

old blower before too much...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-08-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Well, my 10 amp electric mower outperformed a 4hp...

Well, my 10 amp electric mower outperformed a 4hp gas mower pretty easily, so I'm hopeful that this will keep up with the 3hp Tecumseh.

I didn't have a very large blower to start with, but it...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-08-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Nope, I like corded, like my mower. Lightweight,...

Nope, I like corded, like my mower. Lightweight, cheap, reliable.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-08-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By dcb
Electric Snowblower conversion

(contionuation of http://ecorenovator.org/forum/lawn-garden/26-blog-mowing-lawn-2-5-cents.html#post615 )

I have a toro that has a belt cog similiar to the one pictured. I enjoyed my electric...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-07-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,855
Posted By dcb
Excellent idea on the surplus motor!! I got the...

Excellent idea on the surplus motor!! I got the mower covered but I can still convert the snowblower :)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-06-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,855
Posted By dcb
I'm in :) Cord was no problem with a little...

I'm in :)

Cord was no problem with a little thinking ahead. cut better than the old gasser even. Reuse @ $40, pays for itself in 20 mows :thumbup:

http://opengauge.org/household/mower.jpg
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-06-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By dcb
groar, I can't find a place with a billard or...

groar, I can't find a place with a billard or snooker table around here any more. used to be a cool place when I was growing up (wasted a lot of time there) that had regular and snooker/carome...
Forum: Conservation 09-16-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,013
Posted By dcb
Well, there's the utility sink too. :rolleyes:

Well, there's the utility sink too. :rolleyes:
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-16-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By dcb
We occasionally can tomatoes from the garden. We...

We occasionally can tomatoes from the garden. We have a pressure cooker so we will can peaches from the market when they are in season too.
Showing results 1 to 23 of 23

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design