Ahh...the sounds of silence

Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:50 pm

Replaced the bearings on my blower motor...:)

Not sure how long it will last. Thought I caught a couple "hiccups" when I started it so the jury is still out.

But at $7 for 10 bearings, I can afford to do this 4 more times. :)
jpete
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:13 am

The silence woke me up.
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:00 am

After the house fire I cannot explain how much I missed the familiar drone of the Van Wert, it was a great pleasure to turn it back on and here the clink clink as coal started moving through the worm. :D
Richard S.
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:50 am

My father was an Engineer in the Merchant Marines. He slept near the engine compartment and even in old age he always needed a box fan in his room to make background noise. The hum of the turbines can put you to sleep faster than any sleeping pills!
EarthWindandFire
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:15 pm

My wife needs like four fans. It seems as if she adds one per year. Of course this is my fault.... :roll:
Cap
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:28 pm

Thank God you understand where the blame lies,Cap ! :doh: toothy Lately,it seems like anything with a set of bearings in it fails a Hell of a lot sooner than it should. I don't mind at all paying more for a high quality part,but due to China and Mexico,that quality seems damn near impossible to find! Case in point,other than these fan motors,is Front Wheel Drive Axle Bearings. Sources,Anyone ? :bang:
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:17 pm

I can't hear the EFM on the second floor, but I can hear the blower on the Harman.
If it's quiet I can hear the EFM from the living room. :D Many times I open the cellar door and listen for the "Click Click Click Click".
Wood'nCoal
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:46 pm

You should see the amount of grease that's put in new bearings used in the automotive world - the ones in A/C compressor pulleys and alternators. It's a wonder they even make it from the assembly line to the truck! :shock: :no1:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Some nights the bride of 33 years can really saw some wood. I go downstairs to the family room, and Nicoal "The Keystoker 90" has me sound asleep in minutes, her motors lullaby me to sleep.
2001Sierra
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:39 pm

I can fall asleep in the data center...
63*, the roar of servers, glare of white light and the hum of big transformers...
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Ahh...the sounds of silence

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:41 pm

SMITTY wrote:You should see the amount of grease that's put in new bearings used in the automotive world - the ones in A/C compressor pulleys and alternators. It's a wonder they even make it from the assembly line to the truck! :shock: :no1:



Yup ! That's why, on all sealed bearings, I always add more grease, or synthetic oil before installing the bearing.

With bearings that have rubber side shields, just lift an edge of the rubber with the point of a knife and drip a few drops of oil in. With metal shields, warm the bearing and then soak it in oil for an hour or two. The oil will get pulled into the bearing as it cools off.

Or, you can submerge the bearing in hot grease, the air trapped inside it will bubble out. When the bearing and grease cool down, any air still trapped in the bearing will also cool causing a partial vacuum, then more grease will get sucked into the bearing.

In my work with antiques sometimes there is no modern replacement bearing. It's surprising how many times old bearings can be brought back to life.

With old bearings that are not overly worn, usually the problem is just that the oil has dried out of the grease base over the years. Just add a few drops of oil and work it into the grease base by rotating the bearing. Or, do the submerge in hot oil trick.

Paul



Paul
Sunny Boy
 
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