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Discussion in 'Other Construction/Demolition Equipment' started by 1693TA, Aug 14, 2020.

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    1693TA Senior Member

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    Thanks. More of a challenge than anything else for me. Many would simply give up and get a replacement but far too much was proving good via test equipment to chitcan the whole. Though I didn't photo it five minutes in the tumble blast cabinet made the brush holder and brushes look new. The commutator segments all rang good and the poles all were even in resistance. I don't have a "growler" but do have a micro ohm meter and it's quite accurate. All poles were within .03 ohms of each other which is quite close for such a less than precise application.

    I have no idea how long that lift had been out of service but he purchased a new one several years ago and had another leased unit. Last I seen this one work on a job was in the early 2000's.
     
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    I have a "growler" that I haven't used in about a hundred years. You want it? :D
     
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    If you have no use I would make good use of it.

    Let me know postage so I can reimburse.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'll weigh it. Haven't used it for so long, I forget how heavy it is. Seems like a dream now but there was a time it was common to repair starters, alternators and generators.
     
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    I've rewound lots in years gone by. Never have been much of a modern "box swapper" so probably good that I'm older as I'm not going to fit in.
     
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    I dug the growler out today, it's all there. I was worried I had "purged" it already.

    Too bad I wasn't thinking at the time and took a picture of it.
     
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