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Old 16 February 2013, 06:12   #31
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Three red wires, a black and a green. How hard can it be???
as my old mate used to tell me, when I was an apprentice, " it's dead easy black to black, red to red, blue to f--k", he still tells me the same now nearly 39 years latter
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Old 16 February 2013, 06:30   #32
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If you decide to sell bits off, I'd be interested in a single phase bandsaw...

Just thought I'd mention it.
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3 phase converter....
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The wiring is simple, you hve an earth and the three phases....

Looking at the size of the donkey motor your converter is probably a 5 or maybe a 7.5KW unit. You should be able to run most things off of it.

Obviously if your going to try it, make sure you can plug it in to a sufficiant supply as if its a 7.5Kw machine it will need at least 32A.

Run the grinder first as i mentioned earlier. Dont worry about connecting the wires up as long as the earth wire from the converter is conected to the earth wire of the grinder. Check the rotation of the grinder wheels and if needed reverse the connections on two of the phase wires. This will reverse the rotation of the grinder wheels. Its important to get the phase rotation correct as otherwise you could drive machinery the wrong way round which in some coases could cause damage. A simple bench grinder is a good way of making sure this is correct.

I started off running our workshop off of a converter (7.5Kw) but outgrew it a few years ago. I had to invest in a dedicated 3phase supply which meant laying in new cables up to a distance of about 75meters.

Im sure if you decided to sell it, somebody on here would have it as they're normally quite sought after second hand.

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Old 16 February 2013, 07:36   #34
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Hi mate the motor says 4kw

Had a chat with me mum and she says I can start getting rid of all the three phase stuff if I want to.
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Looks like we don't have the correct supply to run this stuff and the fuse box is 100 yards away so it's not worth it.

I'm going to keep the 240v stuff but will sell all the 3 phase stuff as soon as I can find out how much its worth.

Please let me know if you have any ideas

May be interested in a px for any tools for building stuff out of Stainless Steel tube
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as my old mate used to tell me, when I was an apprentice, " it's dead easy black to black, red to red, blue to f--k", he still tells me the same now nearly 39 years latter
Manweb sparks eh!:
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Manweb sparks eh!:
most wrong with us manweb sparks, well not much anyway
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I might be interested in some of the 3 phase stuff, can you do a list with some pics?
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Ok here we go.....


Saw bench, no motor has been left outside, very heavy and solid.
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Startrite 3 wheel band saw, been left outside looks complete but will need work.
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