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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Norcal
How many people who have a diesel requiring DEF,...

How many people who have a diesel requiring DEF, do a delete? Big problem if living in a area that requires smog inspections like California, & having to reinstall it every 2 years to pass smog....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-03-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Norcal
Mine is a original Hobart Kitchenaid, all I did...

Mine is a original Hobart Kitchenaid, all I did was change the cord to a 3-wire for proper grounding.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-15-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Norcal
There is no exception for PVC, it is still...

There is no exception for PVC, it is still required for any conduit with 4 AWG & larger conductors.


See NEC Article 300.4(G)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Norcal
If it is URD cable, no, at least inside a...

If it is URD cable, no, at least inside a structure it is going need another rating like RHW, as URD is not allowed in a building.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-12-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Norcal
Just a update, the former Corian backsplash off...

Just a update, the former Corian backsplash off the decommissioned countertop made very good shelves for the 2 medicine cabinets, was going to break them up & trash them, glad I did not.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-10-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Norcal
I almost crapped myself on what they want for a...

I almost crapped myself on what they want for a 6 gang ring, $30 to $200 each + the box. 3 gang not too bad.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-10-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Norcal
Needs a plaster ring which can be sourced at a...

Needs a plaster ring which can be sourced at a big box store.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-30-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Norcal
I had some pieces from a kitchen remodel, the...

I had some pieces from a kitchen remodel, the remains of the countertop were not good for much so I used them for shelves in the cabinets that were taken from the same job, the stuff machines well...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-16-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By Norcal
115V & 230V were used in NEC calculations back in...

115V & 230V were used in NEC calculations back in the '70's, 120V & 240V are used now, as they are the standard nominal voltages today.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-01-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By Norcal
159054 That label is not a "scam" the...

159054

That label is not a "scam" the manufacturer has calculated the load of the equipment plus added the required 125% so the electrician sizes the conductors based on 22A, so if using NM cable,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By Norcal
If you use NM cable 10 AWG is too small, code...

If you use NM cable 10 AWG is too small, code requires minimum of 35A conductors for a 5 HP single phase motor, as they are not sized per nameplate values (unless higher) but by 125% of table 430.248...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,463
Posted By Norcal
That photo is of a contactor, & overload relay,...

That photo is of a contactor, & overload relay, when combined they become a starter, at least they did not use a off breed starter, Telemechaniqe is a decent IEC starter, I prefer NEMA controls...
Forum: Welding 11-16-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,414
Posted By Norcal
If you drive a Prius, Volvo, or Subaru, it's in...

If you drive a Prius, Volvo, or Subaru, it's in the upper 90's percentile that your a lefty.:devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-17-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By Norcal
A good number of years ago, some POS was smearing...

A good number of years ago, some POS was smearing Aircraft Stripper on vehicles parked on the street, can't remember if they ever got caught either.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By Norcal
50 years ago C-H used a epoxy cast coil.

50 years ago C-H used a epoxy cast coil.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-11-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By Norcal
A lighting contactor will never have a O/L relay...

A lighting contactor will never have a O/L relay as they are for lighting loads & no need for them, unlike motor loads. Technically a lighting contactor cannot be used for motor loads as they are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-06-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Norcal
Is the lubrication specified a grease, or gear...

Is the lubrication specified a grease, or gear oil? when I cleaned the gear box out years ago, it was full of oil. My knowledge of lubrication is weak, & doing it wrong is going to be worse then just...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-05-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Norcal
I don't have a manual, it is a former school...

I don't have a manual, it is a former school machine that was a basket case when I got it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-04-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Norcal
Rockwell 20" wood/metal bandsaw gearbox lube

I have the above model that has to sit unused because of no oil in the gear box & there is no support from what is left of the manufacturer, would anyone here know what to use? The saw has been taken...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By Norcal
120/240V 3 phase has 2, 120 volt legs with a 208V...

120/240V 3 phase has 2, 120 volt legs with a 208V high leg, & 240V between any 2 phases, if 110V the high leg would be 190V, with 220V between any 2 phases.
Forum: Machining 06-14-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By Norcal
I prefer Stalinist political correctness, since...

I prefer Stalinist political correctness, since that is the origin of PC.
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-21-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By Norcal
If Leviton lamp holders are used there is a big...

If Leviton lamp holders are used there is a big issue with connecting line voltage directly to them, see this from Leviton: ...
Forum: Welding 02-11-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,608
Posted By Norcal
To make matters worse, part of Japan is 50 Hertz,...

To make matters worse, part of Japan is 50 Hertz, and the rest is 60 Hertz.
Forum: Welding 02-05-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,608
Posted By Norcal
Show me where gear is still built for 110/220,...

Show me where gear is still built for 110/220, besides ChiCom or some Eurocrap.
Forum: Welding 02-05-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,608
Posted By Norcal
If continuing to refer to voltages 110,220,.......

If continuing to refer to voltages 110,220,.... that only exist as standard voltages in mostly 3rd world countries outside of North America is not confusing, what is?:devil:
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