lubrication

lubrication

PostBy: bustedwing On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:01 pm

Haven't found any pictures or diagrams of the convection blower on my LLPioneer,since it is lit and in use I don't want to shut it down to oil the motor which hums quite a bit when running,the motor housing is all black but at each end are one visible almost silver color unmarked half circle(pipe strap shape) that could possibly be an oil hole,is that what they are? RichB
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:44 pm

Do a search on BLOWER OIL, but here's the thread...

Most of the convection and combustion blowers are very similiar in design, and should have the oil holes, however, depending on mounting, the hole may be on the bottom. Sometimes you have to take them apart and clean the blades and tighten the housings. The blades to get dirt/crud build up and will cause them to go out of balance, causing a vibration. (see my pics on the below thread...) Screws do come loose sometimes. Good luck!

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Re: lubrication

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:31 pm

Hi Bustedwing,
I think you have found the oil holes. They are hat shaped, about half the size of your little finger nail. Use a good oil, not household.
Jer
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: ace22 On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:42 pm

Would WD40 or a good Teflon spray be good to use on the motors? I know on my hearth it would be difficult to try and use oil unless it was under pressure like a spray can.
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:19 pm

NO, neither WD40 or the spray 'teflon' stuff has much lubricating ability. You want to get the correct blower oil. it is a synthetic based oil I think. The motor's bearings run continously, in hot conditions. They need good lubrication.

Greg L.
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: ken On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:30 am

i use the MA-Line Zoom Spout oiler bottle. it will reach just about any where. has a 6" or so telescoping spout that comes out of the bottle. it's turbine oil , good for motors up to 5 h.p.. i'm sure it's great for the little motors on the stoker. i add couple drops once a month. also , always check for loose bolts.
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: bustedwing On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:53 am

Thanks much,I'll get some good oil in the morning,just out of curiosity would Mobil1 0w20 be too heavy? RichB
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: orvis On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:27 pm

I think you want a NON-detergent oil. Multigrade Regular car engine oil is not the right thing.
The electric motor oil I have is straight SAE 20
non detergent
not multigrade

http://www.3inone.com/products/motor-oil/
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: bustedwing On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:36 am

Got some Marvel Lubticating Oil at the autoparts yesterday,seems a bit thin but will do for now($2),forgot all about 3 in 1 oil,haven't used it in years,a good search of the garage might turn a can up.Thanks fer the link.RichB
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Re: lubrication

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:42 am

I use a 3 in 1 specifically designed for motors but have been thinking of changing to a dry film graphite lube the oil seems to collect the dust and dirt. anyone have any good insight on this?
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