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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:15 am
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Dave Gavel
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I'am redoing a older tank, the insulation on the starting switch is broken,is there a firm that sells insulation of this type?  thanks

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:23 am
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Dave, if its the wire going to the switch you can buy heat shrink tubing to reinsulate it and your be good to go. You can buy it at just about any hardware store I believe

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:25 am
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one more thing. DON'T test the fan obviously until you get that fixed or else it'll short out! :)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:27 am
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Is it the insulation that's on the switch or the brass collar? If it is the insulation that goes between the switch and the rotor PM me. It looks like this right?

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:29 am
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 sir this is the flat insulation,about 1/16 thick, 2" around the shaft goes in the middle.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:31 am
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that's the stuff' two layers  I nee a sheet of it to make the parts

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:35 am
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All I have is the one layer of insulation pictured. It was from my tank that didn't need it.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:35 am
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Dave, I'm not sure but I think you can leave it as is if its that. I don't see how that would hurt the fan any as far as it running ok but I'm not 100% on that

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:37 am
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Website is not updating quickly so, now i've realized everyone has already answered.
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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:48 am
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Oh ok, Nick.. Thanks! I didn't know that was for insulating, I just thought that was there to provide a way to mount that brass hub

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 03:18 am
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I have a tank that was spilling out pieces of that insulation material from the motor vents when I got it. I won't run it until I get it renewed. I wonder if Darryl might have it available already cut to shape/size.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 04:36 am
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Steve, I don't recall seeing that kind of stuff on his parts list but who knows..he might. :) Good Luck! I'm having problems getting mine to run also. I soldered a new headwire today and for some reason my ohm reading has dropped considerbly

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 05:04 am
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Adam Rohn wrote: Oh ok, Nick.. Thanks! I didn't know that was for insulating, I just thought that was there to provide a way to mount that brass hub
What happened was I saw the first post and replied with a lengthy answer.  Then I saw my post was the 8th down and didn't want to look like a doofus since a bunch of folks had already replied.  So, I edited my response.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 05:20 am
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Hey, Why don't you guys go down to your local auto part store and buy some gasket material or better yet, in the old days we'd take an old cereal box and cut it up to use for our gaskets, it works just fine. On most items we take a small hammer lay the gasket material on the item needing a gasket  and tap all long the edges lightly and it cut the exact shape you needed for your gasket right down to the bolt holes.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 05:25 am
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Thats clever Ron! :D 

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 02:51 pm
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You can apply a thin coat of liquid tape on the back of the switch.

Steve

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 03:10 pm
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I buy the 'fiberboard' from McMaster-Carr for making these and other related insulators.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 03:30 pm
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Just buy some micarta sheet and cut/dremel a spacer , it is easy. You could probably use thick gasket material also from the local auto parts store, just double it up.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 03:42 pm
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The original material is fiberbord. Darryl Hudson makes base covers from the same material. It is also easier to cut than micarta.

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