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  1. Electrical
    Hello All. I am currently elbow deep in a DIY pottery wheel project and am about at the point to start some assembly. Or so I thought. The Motor that I will be powering this bad-boy with was salvaged from an old treadmill. Tech Specs are as follows Emerson R.P.M. - 3900 MAX Volts - 115 Phase...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I hope I have followed the instructions and examples correctly. I am hoping this ends up in the introduction section and not out of place. I did put a little blurb on my profile, and can get more detailed as we need to get. I have over thirty years experience of electrical motors and...
  3. Appliances
    How can I tell the amps need of this 5 hp motor?
  4. Appliances
    How can I tell if a electric motor that's wired for 220 can be switched to 110 volts?
  5. Electrical
    I was wanting to modify an inverter to operate at a slower frequency to get a motor started under load. Is there a cheap way to soft start an ac motor or a way to adjust the frequency of my inverter? I was thinking that a small resistor tied to the timing capacitor would do it but that seems...
  6. Carpentry
    I am brand new to this forum and I have been looking on it for approx. 2 hours. I have seen a ton of great educated comments. Now to my problem: I have 10" Hitichi Table Saw and need a new Motor. The motor from a parts store cost $549. I could buy new! Any recommendations on motors? I...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I'm building an audience interactive kinetic sculpture as a part of my undergrad thesis. The sculpture is a large oak barrel that has a motor driven device inside which emits a knocking noise when the motion sensor is flipped. I'm running into problems wiring the sensor. The part has been...
  8. Electrical
    I just replaced the motors (3.1 amp, 120 volt) in two attic fans. Both are hooked up to thermostats and worked beautifully for the first week. Now, both are still working but one is making a pinging/rattling sound after about 7 days use. I assumed the fan was loose on the shaft or that the fan...
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