So just going through the form that Western Power sent me.
At the minute I have the lathe at 3.5HP ( largest motor from the manual as it's burried under covers at the minute to check the actual motor size)
Inevitably at some point I'm going to look to add a milling machine to the collection. so...
I don't think I could have summed that up better myself!
I'm in a similar position, I'm an electrician on a ship but know my way around the domestic regs to do my own work properly, just not able to sign it off.
A friend is a domestic spark and some of thing things I hear about that were...
I'm almost as embarrassed by the state of the wiring on that pole as I am about that in the house. And I've not had anything to do with either!
Side note for the future, always insist on an EICR being done before comoletion when buying a house.
Back to the point in hand, I've submitted an...
Here's the pole in the drive.
From my reckoning the larger cable running horizontally at the top should be a 3ph cable then the 4 smaller ones below diagonally go off to mine and 3 other property's. Definately only single phase to my meter box.
There's only one to the house, I think there is three on the pole though going to other houses (it's dark and raining else I'd go and check) but no transformer that's for sure.
I'm not holding my breath in any way shape or form, the way my luck is, the nearest suitable supply will be miles away
Well I'm in, and my current supply comes directly off a pole that is on my land in the drive!
What's the chance that supply pole will be suitable for taking a 3 phase supply from, I must be due some luck the way the move went... in which case it would be me digging a trench on my land and job...
That would be a last resort if I had to. I think I'd rather have a couple of VFDs over a convertor. Getting 3 Phase is option one, it just depends on if the installation cost is stupidly high as the running costs sound the same or cheaper if anything.
If the unit price is similar/the same then I can well imagine that as you have the inevitable losses with a phase converter.
Thanks for the pic, That's nice and simple!
We get the keys tomorrow so that is one of my first things to have a look around for. The house is right on a minor road in a...
A photo would be great if it's not any trouble?
If it's a normal domestic rate then its not going to be more expensive which is the main thing as the only reason for looking into it is to run a few machines from time to time. If it was going to push the day to day costs up then I'd...
Thanks fo that, that's a big help.
That sounds about right for the wrong address - when we moved into the farm my parents had a massive battle with the energy suppliers that went on for months, they were adament that there was two meters here. We bough the farm from the family that ave been here...
There is some old no longer used pole at the front of the house if I remeber rightly, but I cant remembe what it was for or what the deal was with it (the solicitors have taken that long to do next to nothing!)
Need to get in there and work out exactly what is what (and how big a shed I can get...
Ideal thanks. Do you have one meter or one meter per phase?
I did read that you can do a certain amount yourself and they provide all the specs etc for what you need. I'd fully intend on doing that!
And as you say, it quite often pays to speak to the man on the ground and get a sensible...
Yea I've had a look at UKPN website and as you say, they can pretty much pick and choose what they charge to install it.
But what happens once it's installed, do all the usual energy firms offer 3 phase tarifs or is it a select few and the rest wont touch it with a barge pole?
I've finally got a moving date for getting into my new house. The plan is to build a suitably size garage/workshop there as soon as I can get away with. One thing that I'm going to investigate is the cost of getting a 3 phase supply installed.
Assuming it's not prohibitively expensive to get the...
Ah, just how it looks in the picture then, I did wonder as the left hand two look like there is a good length left in them.
A thorough clean up then and possibly some time in the oven should in theory see you right again.
It might be how the picture is take but it looks like two of the brushes (right hand pair) have had it or are stuck as was mentioned before.
Free them up and plenty of electrical cleaner.
Same for the field windings, plenty of cleaner and ideally a vacuum cleaner to get the dirt out...
This is quite a good video series from the guys at Devon 4x4. Although it does go through the entire winch, not just the motor. But there is a bit about testing and overhauling the motor.
The motors are designed to run with the field and armature in series, the field polarity sets the...