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Old 12-05-2007, 10:33 PM
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I got my compressor wired and running today. I decided to hang the starter on the wall. I took a little figuring to wire the combonation switch, as it also had a momentary on/off. I finally took the starter out of the box and got out my multi meter and figured out where all the terminals connected. Hardest one was X2 on the bottom, as the O/L was tripped and it did not show that it connected to anything until I reset it. I am a veritable Mag starter pro now, thanks for all the help and diagrams. I had to drive into town and buy the new thermal elements ($14 a pop), and find a piece of 3/4" copper tubing. I am amazed that people who sell copper plumbing supplies don't know the difference between tubing and pipe. After two or three tries at specialty plumbing stores I found one who had copper tubing. I am a little disappointed in the quality of bend I could get on the tubing, but I don't have a bender that size, and I couldn't even find a spring type tubing bender in 3/4". I bought a long enough piece that I may redo that piece later, key words being may and later. I need to move the compressor about two feet from where it sits now but there is a shelving unit in the way that I need to unload and move out of the shop.
Again, thanks for all the help putting this thing together and wiring it, and I try to post up some pictures tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:39 PM
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:58 PM
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Good for you, Walker.
It always makes me feel happy to see someone save an old compressor & put it back in use.
This made for an interesting & informative thread too.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:03 PM
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Walker I have found that the copper tubbing that you get at the HD and like stores (probably China imports) does not bend very well it will kink and what not. Go to a place that sells referigation tubbing. Referigation tubbing works much better.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:09 PM
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Walker I will confirm what Charlie said go somewhere that sells HVAC supplies and you can get the right size spring bender and tubing if you need more.


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Old 12-06-2007, 11:08 AM
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Here it is, installed. Also I included the retiree. I purposely left the SO cord and conduit a wee bit long, as I am going to move the unit to the left about 2'. I may relocate the box a little too, we'll see.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:21 AM
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Now you are going to have to add that to your signature line. Lectrician part.

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:22 AM
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Well Andy, that's a pretty big step up alrighty.
I hope you can save the old one though; those are usually pretty tough little units & sure worth having around for the portability.
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