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Old 15 February 2013, 17:37   #21
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Three red wires, a black and a green. How hard can it be???
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Old 15 February 2013, 17:50   #23
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He was an 'old school' engineer, you know the 7 year apprenticeship type

Drove me insane that we had to build a machine for a couple of weeks to do a job that would have taken us 5 mins

But it was like growing up in the A Team.

He retired through ill health due to his heart and was very frustrated at home but he wanted to build the best workshop ever but filled it with projects.

Sadly he died just 4 weeks after he found out that he might have cancer. it's a tough challenge sorting stuff out, but I enjoy remembering the things we used to get up to.

A few days before he died I got his land rover and parked it next to the room where his bed was and we snuck out and I drove him round his field and showed him all his stuff. When he was asleep I had been out there cleaning up the place and he said he was so proud.

He said he had lots to tell me but he died two days later so he never had time.
Sorry mate, didn't mean to stir up difficult memories by asking what he did....
I went through a similar thing 13 years ago when my old man passed away 5 months after going to the doctor complaining about shortness of breath.... I was 27 at the time and he was just 57 ;-(.
I can certainly relate to what your going through.

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It's ok, I'm ok. Just need to sort things out now
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Three red wires, a black and a green. How hard can it be???
If you talking about the output from the converter then check to make sure the 'green' wire is not actually a yellow and green earth wire first. Use a multimeter set to resistance to check you have continuity between it and a metallic point somewhere on the converter frame .
The black wire will probably be a neutral and fir the most part can be ignored at this stage
The three red wires will be the phases ( although its rare to have 3 identical colours used for the 3 different phases)
Plug the bench grinder in first connecting the three red's .to the three wires from the grinder motor that are not the earth wire. ( find the earth in the same way as you did fir the converter) uf the grinder spins in the wring direction, simply pick two of the red wires and reverse them to the wires connected to the grinder motor....

See.... Simples

If your not confident, ask a friend that knows a bit about electrics.... Normally its not difficult to work out which wire us what.

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Thanks mate, I'll have another look tomorrow, got my iPhone so i'll take some more pics
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It's ok, I'm ok. Just need to sort things out now
Whisper - I think the best thing anyone can say about their Dad is I miss him now he's not here anymore, and the worse thing someone can say about themselves is I wish I'd spent more time with him.

Keep smiling mate, he's not really gone if when you think about him it brings back happy memories.
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Old 16 February 2013, 05:26   #28
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Thanks dude

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Found a 240v grinder, compressor, bandsaw and motorised hacksaw.....
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