There are two ways to start a snow blower. Manually, pull the cord or press of a button. I know what you are thinking. I have the strength to pull, ha!  Well when we get older, your mind may be strong but not your body. The shoulder starts to relax and pulling during a windy snowy day will is harder, especially for seniors.  Back injury, shoulder and hand wrist  injury are very common. This type of injury can cause permanent damage which could lead to hospital, Chiropractor or
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Reconit Electric is a Brick and Mortar store serving Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Region. We have walk in customers, as well as online inquiries. We frequently get customers comparing prices from USA (Ebay, Amazon). Shopping around is good but you have to make sure, in the event, its a wrong or defective item, you should be able to talk to a customer service representative.  You don't want to hold on to the phone line for an hour to find a person without no knowledge. Some online stores are
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In the Electrical industry, there is a term called "Core Charge" or "Core Deposit". This simple word causes headaches for people who have never heard of it before and many times you will get upset to find out that you have to pay more for an Electrical part then its quoted price. It is similar to a bottle deposit. Well here is the facts about core costs: The need for a "Core Charge" or "Core Deposit" arose from recycling & re-manufacturing parts and or Enviornmently disposable. Re-manufac
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My neighbor installed the wrong type of capacitor on my Grundfos water pump motor. He installed a start capacitor with 30 mfd when he should have installed a run capacitor. Start capacitors which are intended to increase starting torque are designed for CSCR or CSIR motors. These systems will utilize a centrifugal switch, current relay, or potential relay to remove the capacitor from the circuit once the motor reaches ~75% of rated RPM. This usually will take less than 1 second. Start capacito
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A cooler running motor ought to last longer and a more efficient motor ought to run cooler.  So doesn't higher efficiency mean longer motor life? Not necessarily.  First, if by "life" you mean the time until the first repair, that's more likely to be because of a bearing failure than because of winding temperature.  Second, a more efficent motor does have lower heat-producing losses, but that also may allow use of a less robust cooling fan (meaning lower windage loss) because the
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Can anybody rightfully claim to recondition or refurbish a motor so that it's literally as good as new? No. All the electrical and mechanical components undergo natural aging, augmented by thermal and mechanical stresses caused by heat, vibration, contamination and torque throughout the previouse operating life of the machine. A new winding would "start the clock" again, but that won't affect the bearings, and vice versa.  Neither replacment will directly affect shaft integrity.  Som
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Someone asked about using a 230 volt motor on a 208 volt circuit.  A reply was that it should be okay because "most 230 volt three phase motors 5hp and under are designed to accept 208 or 230V..."  Isn't it true that the only standard for any horsepower rating is that standard performance applies at a terminal voltage up to 105 below the nameplate value - which is this case would be 207 volt. So 208 is okay, but according to utlity system standards the actual line voltage at the motor
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