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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dtysdalx2, May 5, 2021.

  1. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Okie dokie. I'm in a pickle at work. Our European pump has a plastic cooling fan.

    It dune broke. 6" diameter and 1" bore on end of shaft.

    [​IMG]

    I need to cool this motor with something. Junk yard doesn't have what I need.

    Any ideas what I could use? :hmmmmm
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  2. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    cut and bend up some fins out of light / thin aluminum sheet... and screw it onto that disc
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  3. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    I’ve used these to keep panels and other equipment cool 8E5CF3E3-0D5A-4F92-A50C-9FE734A105BC.jpeg
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  4. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Yep, I found a small fan like that. 115V. Put it up beside the motor with an extension cord. :D

    Pump is this. Minus top shroud and fan.

    [​IMG]
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  5. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    what part of it broke? there are fixes
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  6. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    How fast does it turn?
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  7. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    need more info
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  8. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    should be able to fit a pancake fan onto the rear of that motor, in place of that rear plate.
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  9. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Take off top shroud. Muffin fan on top of cover would have worked too. I'm at home now.

    Just need to get a new pump. Man I hate jerry rigging stuff for a multi million dollar company. :fpalm
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  10. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Usually the hub around the motor shaft cracks in multiple spots. 3250 rpm.
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  11. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    Yikes. I can think of a few work arounds but........what’s cost of fail vs doing it correctly? Why did it fail?
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  12. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    Before retiring had saved some impellers for some reason, they were plastic, split hub with a pinch bolt. That close to shaft centerline not sure how much a hose clamp would throw it out of balance. :hmmmmm Don't beat yourself up, 50 techs on seniority list 10yrs ago, there's 5 left. :lol3 :dunno
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  13. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Our new supervisor let the PM's fall to sh*t when he took over. We usually remove the fan covers and clean them. When they get plugged up the plastic gets brittle and takes the motors out.

    One thing I don't like about production places. Need to get product out the door, doesn't matter what the maintenance guys think. Production first, maintenance :dunno

    At least I got raises the last time I threatened to quit. :D

    Those Stubbe pumps are about $2000 and from ze germans.
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  14. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    looks quite a bit like an alternator fan. the bore would be the problem. or bore vs diameter. if you have an auto-electric rebuilder they might have some examples laying around. a clever guy could prolly make one fit. in the meanwhile... order about 5 of those pumps for spares & see what the boss says ha ha

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  15. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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  16. Laconic

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    We had those plastic fans disintegrate on motors where I used to work. We ordered direct fit cast aluminum replacements. Damned if I can remember where from, but they're out there.
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  17. Yamarocket630

    Yamarocket630 Honey Badger

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    Ignore it till the motor fails. Order new pump. Problem solved.
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  18. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Already did that. :lol3

    First shift jerry rigged some sort of fan for the motor.

    Except for the order new pump part. :bluduh
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  19. scottbc

    scottbc advanced lurker

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    Whatever motor rewind shop you use should have something. Metric motors are everywhere now. They probably have a scrap bin full of burnt out motors to pick from. Maybe swipe one off a spare in your stores?

    As stated above a 120V muffin fan tie wrapped to the end bell for the meantime.
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  20. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    3D print a new one
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