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Member postings for Brian Morehen

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Thread: Compressor
24/11/2021 14:16:41

Yes most small compressors are noisy and are direct drive , Also a compressor over 50ltr air storage capacity may well require a yearly insurance test certifecate like a Steam Boiler because they are classed as pressure vessels.

Good Luck in your search


Thread: Wonky threads using die
22/11/2021 18:03:02

Die holders seem to have mostly metric sizes BA and small Whit & Bsf that i Have are 15/16 which from memory will only go to 1/4 Whit 5/16 Whit and similar go to a 1. 5/16 Die holder which i think stops at 1/2 whit. I also have some BA Dies that go from 10BA to 4BA that are 9/16 Dia . To get a perfect fit you may have to make small ring to fit your Die to then hold your Die , A poor fit may break your die? I maybe slightly wrong about these sizes as i am reliying on my memory

Good luck and time you will win.

Thread: Motor Gland
21/11/2021 19:07:49

At a guess 3/4 Conduit now Metric which will not match , If a American Motor no match . Continental ,I have found no match,

Good Luck Bee.m

Thread: How to read a micrometer
21/11/2021 12:59:17

Hi Colin use some twist drils if imperial as mike looks a quick check will give you the right answers looks like a good buy

Good Luck Bee.B

Thread: 80th birthday
20/11/2021 21:01:37

Enjoy the day when it arrives I have less than a year to go . I just wish that all the thinks that I have done I could still do on a bench , This way I would be able to repair . Wishfull thinking.

Regards Bee.M

Thread: Wonky threads using die
20/11/2021 20:44:31

If you have a piece of steel turn this down to the size of your bar about 2" Long then bore a hole that will be a good fit on your 3/16 bar . When you have done this bore a hole in the end the same size as your Die this will then give you a Guide to to keep the whole unit straight .or if you have a larger size die holder thie can be done in the revirse with the held in your die holder and the die in the die holder after you have extented the 3 screws

Hope this helps and that it can be understanded I have made this and used many times

Good luck Bee M

Thread: BA Allen Keys
19/11/2021 20:12:15

have used BA allen screws for years down to 8 BA . AF allen keys have always been correct ,I believe these also been in use be fore Metric appeared

regards Bee,m

Thread: What O-ring is this?
14/11/2021 12:31:01

Morning Garry , Took my Torch to pieces this morning am certain that this is round at the top mine is quite visible , The next question is this a Metric Size or Imperial Size as both are available.

Regards Bee.m

Thread: NVR Switch
05/11/2021 15:27:58

If hyou have a Poundland near you you can buy a aerosol Air Duster for £1.00. This is worth a try I use these very often for quickness.

Regards Bee.m

05/11/2021 12:05:40

Yes I did note that your post @ 12;27;23 stated that it does work some times ,, This is why a said that the possibilty was that the contacts in your NVR Contact or the forword and reverse switch may be dirty so causing a poor connection sometimes , If you can get access to these contacts with a small brush and some meths a clean may work together with a puff of air if you have a airline, I used to do a maitenance program on a large laundry which envolved cleaning contactors on 3 phase motors of 25 HP plus which proved a good and reduced breakdowns.

Good Luck


04/11/2021 17:47:05

We know now this is Myford Lathe My thoughts are that some contacs in the NVR control are either worn or require cleaning also is this working on 3 phase or single phase . Lack of info is giving rise to a load of unneded answers.

More Info Please

Bee M

Thread: Lathe query.
29/10/2021 09:21:50 missed the com on first post

29/10/2021 09:14:43

Morning Paul.

Please send me a Email and a Mobile No if you have both i wiil contact you direct then

My Email b.morehen14@gmail. A number of things that are worth a try can explain better if possible.

Brian or Bee.m

26/10/2021 18:06:53

Three phase isolator switch looks like a Bill fused 3phase Isolator Switch , , which looking at its age i would think this has the old conduit thread nuts ,that if cut and removed will not match up with todays metric conduit but is possible to change and update with care? You starter contactor i am puzzled why there are two leads on terminal 1 2 3 . The terminals A B C going to the motor , The contactor has overload protection and as a Brook one matches the motor has this got push button controls , This i feel sure will have a 3 phase coil 24 volt did not exist that far back.

Your Isolator must be supplied from a 3 Phase Distribution board .

More PIcs may provide a answer

Good Luck. Bee.M

22/10/2021 13:41:16

Many things you can try if you have the required knowledge , if the answer is know leave alone ,Retired Electrical Engineer & Contractor . I am always very wary about offering advice on anything electrical because of the Danger part . wish you were round the corner and lived in Cambridgeshire.

Good Luck


21/10/2021 20:18:10

Try diconectining the motot at the motor end then operate the contactor if this operates then the fault may be your motor , There are a number of things you can try which depends on how famiilar you are with electricity and if you have a meter. ( Make Sure that all of the motor leads at the motor end are all clear and have some insulating tape round them be fore you test the contactor if you are not happy withe this idea leave alone. 3 PHASE CAN KILL

Regards BeeM

Thread: KLG Mystery Object.
18/10/2021 17:35:43

The forked end for removing the HT lead when engine is running.

Regards Bee.M

Thread: Tool identification
17/10/2021 14:24:41

I like the look of the groove cut into these tools,, I wonder if one could cut the same with a worn angle grinder disc may be worth a try?

Regard Bee.M

Thread: Cleaning glass.
15/10/2021 17:59:29

Astonish or Simoniz Glass cleaner . With a Micro Fibre Cloth Or a Paper Towel , T he best i found to date

Regards Bee.M

15/10/2021 17:59:28

Astonish or Simoniz Glass cleaner . With a Micro Fibre Cloth Or a Paper Towel , T he best i found to date

Regards Bee.M

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