|Forum topic by splatman||posted 12-21-2015 11:34 PM||838 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-21-2015 11:34 PM
My Mom had her furnace replaced last spring, and I saved the old one, not knowing what I might do with it.
I was thinking, maybe use the blower from it, in a homemade dust collector. I don’t know what the horsepower or amp ratings on it are; the clamp band that holds the motor in place is covering most of the nameplate.
The idea is, it’s powerful enough to blow hot air throughout a 66-foot-long doublewide, so it should suck dust and chips from a TS or planer (with the proper dust duct setup) w/o missing a speck, right? Has anyone done this before? How well did it work? Seriously overkill?
The motor has 3 wires: red and black, goes directly to motor, orange, goes to a capacitor, then to motor. 18 AWG stamped on wires, though they look more like 8 AWG. Printing error? Am I reading it funny? Or is it really 18 AWG; and the wires have thicker-than-usual insulation?
I was told the motor uses 240V No word on current. I was also told the output; cannot positively remember. Probably 2400 CFM. Could be off by an order of magnitude either way.