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BlueRidgeMark

Member Since 22 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 01 2015 08:59 AM

#312069 Wiring for a furnace blower motor

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 26 January 2015 - 06:36 PM

The vent system is new, installed for this purpose.  Right now, I just have elbows poked through the ceieling.  Now that I know it really does move warm air, I'm going to get some proper filtered registers for the intake, and a diffuser for the output in the living room. 

 

 

Yes, I grounded the case all the way back to the panel.  I ran a new circuit for it.  Currently, I have it run thrrough an ordinary light switch becaxue I forgot to source a 3 speed switch for it.  I just connected the middle speed lead through the light switch for now.

 

Found a good one online today, so I'll replace the light switch probably this weekend.

 

:cheers:




#312008 Wiring for a furnace blower motor

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 25 January 2015 - 10:55 PM

Well, it's in, working fine, and moving plenty of air.  How much hot air is hard to say at this point, because it's been a warmish day anyway, and we had the fire dialed way down. 

 

I plan to get a few thermometers placed around the house and do some controlled tests to see how much it's actually helping.  Should be interesting....




#311951 Wiring for a furnace blower motor

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 25 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

Thanks, folks!   Sorry to be so long getting back - there was a glitch with the forum and I could not reply to posts.  The Boss fixed it.

 

 

Thanks to your tips I found the data plate.   They had it well buried.   Odd, the data plate didn't mention the voltage.  I looked it up online using the model number.  It's a 1/2 horse GE.  115 volt, three speed.  I've tested it and it works fine on all three speeds.  That thing blows some serious air!

 

Ducts are mostly in and I plan to finish it up tomorrow.  I've built a box to house the blower and attach the ducts.  It will be fastened to the ceiling joists.   

 

Still need to run power.  That's the easy part.   The panel is in the unfinished basement, so I'll bring a new circuit over, up into the wall to my switch, then up to the attic.    And yes, I know about breakers, etc.   The shell has a ground wire, and I'll be using it.  Wiring is no place for shortcuts.

 

Thanks again!  :thanks:




#309859 LG HE front loaders - are they any good?

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 20 December 2014 - 03:46 PM

An update:  It's been a year, and we are still delighted with our LG machines.  Outstanding!




#309858 Replacing a freezer door seal - any tips? How difficult is it?

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 20 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

Hey, htought I'd update this.  I took the advice of Brian S, and tweaked it.  It worked like a charm, and we've had no problem since.

 

:thanks:




#277155 LG HE front loaders - are they any good?

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 10 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

Well, we pulled the trigger on the big pair.  5.1 cubic feet for the washer, and matching dryer.  There went my bonus!

 

 

These things are FABULOUS!    Talk about getting caught up in a hurry, and they clean better than anything we've had!

 

 

We put my ski coat in there (after going caving in the thing - very muddy!), and it came out cleaner than I have seen it in a long time.  I had it dry-cleaned last year, and it did not come out anywhere near as clean!




#266962 Moving a refrigerator - laying it down on its side?

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 03 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

It lives!

 

Cooling quite well, and all seems to be just fine.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

 

Now to see if I can resurrect the old one....




#266717 Moving a refrigerator - laying it down on its side?

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 02 September 2013 - 05:40 AM

Thanks, all.   It has stood overnght, and didn't get to more than about 45 degrees while moving, so I think I'll go ahead and plug it in now.

 

If it dies, I'll let you know!




#236217 Whirlpool Freezer EV250NXTQ 00 self inflicted wound, I think. Orderd the par...

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 15 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

Well, the recent storms and subsequent power outages, then a few vehicle problems, put this on the back burner for a bit. Got the part in a timely manner from you folks, and finally put it on last night.

We got's major cold this morning! :thumbsup: Many thanks again, Samurai!

This is the same unit I asked about back in November, so I think I should probably do the door seal, too.

This thing sure sounds like it's got some kind of vacuum function. When I close the door there's a definite sucking sound for a few second, and the door pulls in.


#234929 Whirlpool Freezer EV250NXTQ 00 self inflicted wound, I think. Orderd the par...

Posted by BlueRidgeMark on 24 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

Ah, what fun for a quiet Sunday evening when I thought I'd have some time to catch up on a few things. No, can't have that! We need another disaster!

So the wife found our freezer in the basement defrosted. :wallbash: Well, one of them, anyway, We have 2 down there.


So, anybody want a lot of frozen greens and English muffins?


Anyway, in the process of cleaning up the mess I think I know what went wrong. Tell me if this makes sense to you:
  • Sloppy stuffing of freezer and careless door closing (incomplete door closing) led to a partial defrost situation a few months ago. (This part is history.) Top shelf stuff was in bad shape, and lesser damage as you go down.
  • This and (likely) repeated instances of this to a lesser degree led to water running down the back wall of the freezer where
  • It froze across the coil vents and ran in behind the cover panel into the coils proper (this was observed. Major ice clogs in there.), leading to more defrost happening, rinse, repeat, until:
  • The fan was frozen in ice and the fan motor burned out, resulting in total defrost. (Again, this was observed.)
I've verified that the fan does not turn and that there are 120 happy jolts present at the terminals when the freezer is turned on. The coils get COLD nicely. But with no fan, that ain't gonna cool things very well.

Swapping out the motor is no biggy. So, I have ordered said fan motor from some online crazy man who thinks he's a Samurai. He's been very good with parts for me in the past, and I don't even bother shopping around any more. That's probably not a good idea... Well, anyway, don't tell him I said that.

Wow. 80 bucks for a dinky El Cheapo! These manufacturers are putting out JUNK and charging a fortune for it!

My questions are:
  • Have I really gotten to the root cause?
  • Am I missing anything?
  • Is there anything else I should check?
  • Is this unit known for having poor door seals? (I do have one 9" gap near the lower edge of the door opening. Can't get a credit card ALL the way in, but it's not completely flush, either.)
  • Is the fan blade just a slip-on or what? I had expected to order a motor/fan all-in-one unit. I guess I'm reusing the old fan, but I'm a bit nervous about that. My (limited) past experience has been that such motors come with a fan factory pressed-on.
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