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Offline Jo

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 10:10:49 AM »
 :o

Another man trying to encourage me to spend money on desirable things, it is very difficult but I am trying to be a good girl. :embarassed:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2013, 12:04:22 PM »
Jo, with absolutely zero competence in all things electric...I have been following this thread silently.  This would seem to be good news though and happy you are able to stuff those moths back into the purse :)

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 01:14:42 PM »
:o

Another man trying to encourage me to spend money on desirable things, it is very difficult but I am trying to be a good girl. :embarassed:

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Would you prefer it if we encouraged you to spend it on lipstick and lingerie instead?  :mischief:
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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 01:25:37 PM »
Would you prefer it if we encouraged you to spend it on lipstick and lingerie instead?  :mischief:

It depends if it would be to my advantage  :naughty:

I  can't remember if I have any lipstick but I have plenty of other interesting things that I hope to find an excuse to make more use of :embarassed:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 03:50:27 PM »
Repairing anything always (to me at least) seems so much more rewarding than simply replacing. And sometimes a challenge.

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 04:48:50 PM »
Good news by the sound of things.

Now we just need to stop you looking at Homeworkshop to see all that tooling your friend Eric is selling :ShakeHead:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 05:16:45 PM »
Its not that sweetie Eric or my friends Chris and Steve who have the tempting items, its Digger and Tim who have both of  them  ;D

But I am trying to be good girl but as you know I find being good so difficult :embarassed:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2013, 03:40:44 PM »
Finally the contactor has arrived. A bit of panick set in when I compared it to the other one as it only has 8 contacts on the top where as the original has 10, it is right as the other two are on the side.



Peter was right it won't fit where the original was time to do some mods  :(

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2013, 03:45:20 PM »
if anyone else needs these the box it came from was labeled

Type: B10VR/M
Voltage 230VAC
Monitor Range: 500VAC/700VDC.

from "Broyce Control ": www.broycecontrol.com Tel 01920 773746

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 08:26:39 AM »
Jo are you Ok not had a update hope its not a  :zap:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 09:18:15 AM »
Sorry for the delay a man brought me a bit of wood to play with, so then I had to lite it up for him after that I was too tired to want to risk playing with electrics :embarassed:

I removed the old mounting plate with a cold chisel and drill two new holes to allow it to mount slightly higher. Then moved each wire from one contactor to the other to make sure I got the wiring right.



So it is now in place:



Its a bit tight, I tried mounting it higher but then the wires fouled the cabinet.

Turned it on, it starts the Harrison Mill a treat with no nasty noises  :whoohoo:. The colchester is refusing to start even with a pilot motor but I think that is a temperature problem so I am going to heat the workshop a bit and try her again.

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 09:33:08 AM »
Good work

if it starts the mill OK i would say its a good un

can you not slip off the belts on the lathe or have you persuaded it back into its home

forgot to put my heating on in the WS evan the myford with the belts off had a fair bit of drag on the spindle


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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2013, 09:33:54 AM »
I have just started the Colchester out of gear... lots of smoke... Time to swap for that spare motor...  :wallbang:

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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2013, 10:10:06 AM »
Ouch  :zap:

thats not good you have let out the magic smoke  :cussing:  hope the spare is full of the said smoke so it should be OK

I know you will but best to hook it up outside of the lathe

bet a pound to a shilling thats the root cause of the converter failure , have you tried it on the mill to prove its OK


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Re: No, No this could be expensive!
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2013, 10:24:10 AM »
The Harrison mill is running a treat  :ThumbsUp:

(The new contactor is bigger and louder than the old one)

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