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  1. This is all about choice. Just because you have...

    This is all about choice. Just because you have 3ph in your distribution box does not mean you must use it. Most of all my household loads are still single phase. Only the stove is 3ph. Standard in...
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    Good luck. The reason you find yourself in this...

    Good luck. The reason you find yourself in this situation is that these repairs cost more in labor than you are willing to pay. Only one man shops have the low overhead that might allow them to do...
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    The problem with consultants is, as previously...

    The problem with consultants is, as previously mentioned, they have no skin in the game. Successful businesses today are solution providers for their customer base. The customer base is by far the...
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    Wrong plan. The E size is very scarce and not...

    Wrong plan. The E size is very scarce and not common, therefore read expensive. I suggest size A is what you need and they are much more common and more than adequate.
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    Roulon is a better choice and no lubrication....

    Roulon is a better choice and no lubrication. Keep it dry.
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    People do not want to pay what real quality...

    People do not want to pay what real quality costs. I bought an all stainless steel Russel Hobbs kettle in 1989 in England. It will boil a liter of water in 3 minutes. It is still in use today 32...
  7. Contact DoAll. I have found them very helpful.

    Contact DoAll. I have found them very helpful.
  8. Only if you are lucky enough to have it of course.

    Only if you are lucky enough to have it of course.
  9. As an experienced person and an engineer, your...

    As an experienced person and an engineer, your example drives me crazy and it happens all too often. I for one, have no patience for stupid. degree or otherwise. Stupid people are everywhere. They...
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    I suggest the OP get a real lathe.

    I suggest the OP get a real lathe.
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    Consider the torque on the manual 6 speed gear...

    Consider the torque on the manual 6 speed gear box pilot shaft on a Dodge 3500 PU truck when plugged in the back of a Cummins diesel It is 1.250" diameter.
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    I was not being a smart ass, I have never seen...

    I was not being a smart ass, I have never seen one. I have many of the Chinese specials and they all work well, so I was simply curious.
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    I don't want to rain on the OP's parade, but...

    I don't want to rain on the OP's parade, but please explain to me why this is better than the Chinese $20 specials sold everywhere?
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    I think you folks have your pole count wrong....

    I think you folks have your pole count wrong. Each field coil has two ends (two wires). Each pole has two coils (four wires). Three poles, 12 wires. They are wired in series for high voltage and in...
  15. A lot of what you state is true of course, but it...

    A lot of what you state is true of course, but it is a mistake to assume the high cost of energy in Europe is based upon engineering decisions, it isn't. The high energy cost is due to rabid...
  16. I have no idea, but every business process has...

    I have no idea, but every business process has inertia. There are those that will have an invested interest to not change. Cost is a major driver. The power companies will want to be compensated for...
  17. I don't see the migration the same way you do....

    I don't see the migration the same way you do. First the end user will have choice. Just because he has 3 Ph does not mean he will use it everywhere. He will continue to use his single phase stuff...
  18. Excellent review of the subject. The advantage...

    Excellent review of the subject. The advantage for the individual is choice. He can run wye loads, delta loads or single phase loads anywhere he wants, when he wants, at his discretion. In my case, I...
  19. Doug, you are off in the weeds again. Stick to...

    Doug, you are off in the weeds again. Stick to the thread. I never stated the US should emulate Germany, but they do have 400 Volt 3 phase everywhere. It does not cost extra. It is...
  20. 2$ bucks a liter!

    2$ bucks a liter!
  21. This feature of stopping the engine when stopped...

    This feature of stopping the engine when stopped is terrible and should be disabled immediately if you have it. Engine bearings wear when starting because there is no oil pressure to support the...
  22. Home shops do not exist in Germany. In Germany, a...

    Home shops do not exist in Germany. In Germany, a license is required for everything. However the reason 3 phase power is available everywhere is simply because it is better.
  23. I am not saying 3 phase is not available in the...

    I am not saying 3 phase is not available in the US. I am saying it is NOT available in residential areas and in many cases will not be installed for free and in many cases installations are denied....
  24. JST, I'm an American living in Germany. I know...

    JST,
    I'm an American living in Germany. I know all about the single phase power issues in the States, I grew up there. In Germany every house that I know of has a 400 volt, 3 phase service. The...
  25. The lack of general availability of 3 phase power in the USA

    In relation to the national power grid and its modernization, no one is talking about universal distribution of 3 phase power everywhere. It is criminal! All this talk about improving the national...
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