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Engines / Re: Lister JP2 starter motor
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:24:37 PM »
Lister SR2 compressor set with a BroomWade pump via quad belt drive, This unit runs at 1500 rpm and produces somewhere in the region of 100cfm at 350psi

Could you  enlighten me on your setup. I have one SR2 setup as an air compressor, has a  DeVilbiss 445 head and best I can get is 40 CFM at about 100 psi. So I would be very interested in your setup.
My email is :
Cheers from Canada

Everything else / Re: Solar water heaters.
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:02:48 AM »
The large Hot Water holding tank is for "staying power" if you have a couple of day where the sun doesn't shine , you will still have heat for the house, water , etc.
The big trick is getting it up to a good temper and maintaining it, get everything just right, and your golden...

Everything else / Re: Solar water heaters.
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:34:36 PM »
I , too am interested in solar hot water heating...but I live in we get a little snow and -20 to -30 temps a couple of months a year. Say from about Nov-April LOL. Anyways , the setup I've looked at , would be solar water panel on the roof , with the 12 volt pump , all is control by a thermostat , when the panel get warm...I think 180ish, the pump will turn on and deliver the hot water to a insulated holding tank ( 500 gallon or ??) the ground...basement etc. If the panels never get warm (like in the winter months) then the pump will never turn on...= no hot water from the roof system, but you could have a dual purpose with oil or propane back up. If it was propane you could uses a mil switch for the temperature control , so no power would be needed to run the propane side. And with minimal power needed on the solar side of the system.
I'm still thinking about it....

Engines / Re: Quieting the exhaust on a SR2 motor??
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:23:39 PM »
Thanks Bruce, I think this will be the way to go.

Generators / Re: Another alternator problem
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:38:19 AM »
Here is the ST manual I used to reflash my gen head...hope this helps...I didn't know you could reflash, when it wasn't running..have always done it this was...It's on the last page of the manual.

Engines / Re: Quieting the exhaust on a SR2 motor??
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:15:39 AM »
Thanks guys , I've looked at doing an under ground exhaust, but was worry about freeze up in the winter months. Would this be a problem?

Engines / Quieting the exhaust on a SR2 motor??
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:53:56 AM »
Hello everyone, I have a generator, built around an SR2 motor, My question is , has anyone come across a way to quiet down the exhaust noise, the generator/SR2 is inside, so engine noise is not that bad, but trying to come up with an idea on how to quiet down the exhaust.  Right know, it runs though an exhaust off a F450 ford diesel cube van, works well...but was looking for better ideas....

Generators / Re: Another alternator problem
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:42:33 AM »
Just flashed one today...pulled the car up  ::) hooked up the booster cables...disconnected the plus terminal on the rectifier , hooked a wire from the negative battery cable to the negative on the bridge rectifier ( leave the wire hooked up the the rectifier) , started the generator, with the volt meter on the output voltage, held the positive battery cable to the positive terminal the went to the rectifier ( the wire must be unhook from the rectifier...or you will smoke your rectifier) , look at the volt meter...when it gets to 115 volts, disconnect the positive battery should see a spark come from the end of the battery cable and the positive wire that came off the rectifier ...if you don't...try again!
After you get the "spark"  LOL
Stop the motor, re-hook up the positive wire to the rectifier, and start your motor, power should be as normal again.

Generators / Re: generator help...
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:23:45 AM »
Do ST-10 have an AVR ?  My ST-5 just has the harmonic winding, diode bridge, and a multi-tap resistor

Some of the do...I think a lot of them where add after importing them...or were an after thought at some point. They will run and make power , with out one (an AVR) but the power unit has to setup better...rpm's have to set at the 1800 rpm and maintain +- on the money. With the AVR  they are more forgiving on the rpm side of things .
I just got my ST-10 back up and bearings,AVR, recitifer, slip ring ( the slip ring wiring is what the slip ring , grounded out one side )and bushes and holder.
She like new...should be good for another 5-6 years lol. And I did have to reflash the field/rotor windings.

Generators / Re: generator help...
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:15:48 AM »
Thanks guys , I will try the small load to see if the inverter will connect....never thought of it! Great idea.

Generators / generator help...
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:28:05 AM »
Two days ago my ST-10 gen head went down...stopped making power. Took the top cover off the control box ( houses the AVR and diodes)...and found a new mouse nest!!but I was too late, AVR is NFG, so I have a 5500 watt gas unit the I uses as a back up...I've never used it on the house, just in the field, to run saws, drills etc.
The problem I'm having is that the inverter will not acknowledge the genset, with out the neutral being hooked up...the gens out put is 220 volts .
The Lister/ST10 220 volt genset only need the 2 power wires hooked up and inverter pick up right away. Does anyone know why...only going to use it for a couple of day, I've got a Stanford head that is going back on the Lister, just waiting for a new coupler and sprocket.

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: May 25, 2018, 02:15:43 AM »
I have a home for it! If you decide to part with it.

In Canada the green thing..(new carbon tax) just sent 500 jobs and one General Motors plant Mexico .With a lot more company's thinking the same thing...Mexico here they come!
Isn't "green" great!
I thought there was new talks, about keeping the coal plants is Mexico !!

Generators / Re: Stamford generator head
« on: March 04, 2017, 01:43:54 PM »
I have seen the mains power here run up to 130 volts, evidently it doesn't hurt anything. I've been here 30plus years and only lost an appliance due to lightning and just wear (dishwasher, clothes washer, dryer, water heater leaks etc.) I think low voltage is much more damaging. I would keep an eye on Hz and call the voltage good enough.

That's good to know Ron, thanks for your reply.

Generators / Re: Stamford generator head
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:01:30 AM »
Hello all,
So I did a lot of searching on the net, and came across a post on another web site,  which makes things a little clearer on the air gap on a transformer, I know what there used for..but couldn't find where it was located on my transformer. Everyone that I've looked at ( transformer with air gap ) has had a cut out on the side( one side) like a slot, or where there was two halve spaced apart. My transformer in my Stamford has the air gap on the top , where as the entire top , is unbolted and move up or down to increase or decrease the air gap. Or at least ..I think it does.. The air gap is suppose to be 0.5 mm or 0.020 in.
But I also read the with a transformer type induction system that the volts will also rise , under heavy load...when I tested my gen head it was under a heavy load ( just started my air compressor)....or maybe not...about 8amp of 220 volts where required, as per the name plate on the air compressor.I know start up would be a lot higher ... maybe 12-16 amps, So the question would be...will it rise up to 131 volts per line under this big of a load??.... I don't know, but I'm going to find out.
The temp drop to -15 over night...a far cry from the +15 it was the day before, and it going down to -18 tonight, and stay at -12 tomorrow and then back up in the plus in a couple of day. The weather we've been having is crazy!
The gen is outside ...unheated, so I'll leave it as is until warmer weather. I did start it yesterday afternoon, put a blow torch in the intake and rolled it over, warmed up the chambers a little, and got it going, used it for an hour or so.
Making a little head way.... better then going backwards ..  :-)

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