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Posted February 26, 2011 - 02:08 PM

I always just pick up (with 16 or 18ga wire) the magnetic coil power off the main feed where it connects to the magnetic contactor.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 02:25 PM

I always just pick up (with 16 or 18ga wire) the magnetic coil power off the main feed where it connects to the magnetic contactor.


:iagree:As Daniel stated, just pick up your power off the line side of the starter for your control circut. The starter magnet does have a big ampage draw, so you motor will not be affected by it. That how we wire all of our starter/motor controls at our shop and production plant.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:04 PM

Alright guys I figured you would like a live status update so I took some pics with my phone and using the mobile app to upload them.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:07 PM

So where are the pics? Hurry up man, I gotta go milk the cows! LOL

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:11 PM

Try the attachment again.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:13 PM

I no see an attachment??? I'll check back later...gotta run to the parlor. The girls are waiting on me!

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Ok lets try this one last time. My data on the cellular isn't the greatest so I will try it now that I am close enough to the house to get wifi.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:33 PM

Here are a couple with the pump mounted back on.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:46 PM

It's looking good George.I can say one thing it's gonna have way more air then you'll be needing for your home shop.In my little shop I need more so maybe when your running the lines if It's not to big of a problem maybe you can run them to mine. LOL Larry

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Now that I am at the computer I will type a little more. Tractor Supply had 3/8" thick rubber mat. It was about 4' wide and you could buy it by the foot. I got one foot of it and cut 10 pieces up measuring 4" x 6" to fit under the feet. I also used a half inch drill and drilled the hole through them for the bolt to pass through. I put three of them under each foot on the left side and two under each foot on the right side which is the drain side.

After thinking about it a little more and being able to have a better ground and to supply power to the pressure switch I am taking the 6-2 wire I bought back and getting 6-3 so it has the two hot legs, one common and one ground. We will try and get most of the wiring done tomorrow. I gotta order the rest of the stuff for the pressure switch and pulley but it is getting there. If I manage to get everything it might be fired up by next weekend.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 04:47 PM

It's looking good George.I can say one thing it's gonna have way more air then you'll be needing for your home shop.In my little shop I need more so maybe when your running the lines if It's not to big of a problem maybe you can run them to mine. LOL Larry


LOL, be like the Alaskan oil line :D

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 05:32 PM

It is starting to look good george. Now we need to see it in operation.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:24 PM

I gotta get you a decal made up!

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 09:10 PM

http://www.tptools.c...ing-diagram.pdf

http://www.sharpe1.c...r Piping Layout

might give you some more insight to air and the proper install/running of air lines
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Posted February 27, 2011 - 06:16 PM

We got the 60 amp breaker put in the breaker box and got the 6-3 wire ran to about where it will drop down to go in to the motor control box. The motor should be here tomorrow but I have no idea when the motor starter will be here. The order shows up in my history on grainger but it doesn't show any order status for it as to whether it was shipped or not. I put the order in last night for the pressure switch, manifold block and 165psi safety valve.

I also order the bushing and pulley last night. There were two belts that were with the compressor when we picked it up and if I remember right the size of them are AX76, I wrapped one around the flywheel so I could see how far it would get to where the motor will be mounted and I don't think there is any way they will work. The motor the guy had on it that burnt up was a 5hp 3,450 rpm. He said it worked alright when it had a smaller pulley on it but he tried putting a bigger pulley on it and it burnt up.

I will order belts for it once I get the motor and pulleys in place so I can get an accurate measurement.




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