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 Posted: Mon Jul 31st, 2017 11:40 pm
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Lucas Beshara
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So my very first fan purchase was a b-jr with a bad motor and set my mind to get it rewound this last few weeks. As a full time member of contributing society my time for hobbies is limited to a few hours a weekend, and this thing has been eating my lunch!  Here's a few pics of where it was and the motor rewinding process.  I'm a novice here so this is my second attempt at winding...  BIG THANKS TO RICK HUCKABEE FOR ALL THE HELP!!!







When I hooked up this fan it popped.







Using my rewind station I made up a first and second version of coils before consulting Rick for help. Anyone attempting this be sure to mark your stator which way the leads come out. Cause that matters!  Lol!






Proud of what you've done?  Looks like a million bucks right!  WRONG!  Start over






Get a phone call while counting windings wind it back and start over...  





Trying to get all these little wires through those tine holes...  take a breath and grab a beer





Still not there but looking respectable. Next time I'm paying Rick to save my weekend!





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 Posted: Tue Aug 1st, 2017 11:53 am
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Rick Huckabee
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Looks good Hang in there Lucas. Hook-up is In series , check Continuity first between each pole and throughout , get correct Polarity N-S-N-S or S-N-S-N between each pole , and it should run.

Last edited on Tue Aug 1st, 2017 11:59 am by Rick Huckabee

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 Posted: Tue Aug 1st, 2017 12:02 pm
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George Durbin
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Hi Lucas!
Rick is smiling and feeling your pain! He has been there and done that!😁

Geo...

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 Posted: Tue Aug 1st, 2017 03:05 pm
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David Allen
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It does look tedious! I will have to face this one day and learn this very important skill.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 1st, 2017 08:24 pm
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Chad Hunter
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Something that helps me when counting turns is count out about 20 and wrap a small strip of tape or a zip tie around them then do another 20 and do the same thing. It sucks when you get close to the end and forget what number you are on or someone calls and it really helps on the bigger motors that have 300 or more turns.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 12:23 am
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Ryan Blazei
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Since you already built a winding jig, I thought perhaps spend a little money on a rotary counter and attach it to count the turns. Here is is a link to one I found for 10 bucks:here
Just an idea  :up:

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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 04:31 pm
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Lucas Beshara
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SUCCESS!!!  Just finished up this little guy and won the battle















Third time seems to be the charm:up:



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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 09:24 pm
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Mel Lagarde
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Nice work, Lucas.  

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 08:06 pm
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Carl Parker
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they're stacking up around here Lucas, hope you can drop by soon to help me out. I got a 16in tank I can let go CHEAP to help get you here! carl]

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 10:48 pm
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Lucas Beshara
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I'll be by the shop Sat as usual Carl...  LOL
Carl's shop is a fan fixing Mecca!

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