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Definitely time for . . . retirement
Ready. Do you want to buy my business?



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Posts: 21208 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Nah, I can't stand Central Florida for more than a week at a time.
 
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Has this being locked out of hangers, lockers etc
Manifested recently or could this be part of a deeper hidden fear of failure?
 
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The circuit breaker is a double one (takes two slots in the breaker box).
If it's 240v then you can't use the little tiny Honda generators, they are only 120v. Still can be done, just would need oversized generator for that specific purpose. Equipment may also be more expensive, but not likely ( greater than 20a).
I'll take a look next time I'm at the hangar and report back. Memory tells me that there's a wiring diagram on the data plate, showing two different ways to connect this, either 120V or 240V. Stand by until Monday.


I seem to remember something similar happening a few years ago and me "Instant Karma'ing"™ a ginormous invertor (3K I think)in an effort to solve this exact dilema. Do you still have it? IIRC it's red and the last I remember seeing it was on a shelf on the classroom area of your office.

I'm not sure if it cab handle the hysraulic pump but it's worth a try.

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My Bi-fold door motor has a twist lock 220V plug. I bought a generator to keep at the hangar to keep from being trapped.

Hey Paul, are we ever going to go flying together?

I'm almost always available and ready to go! Big Grin


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My Bi-fold door motor has a twist lock 220V plug. I bought a generator to keep at the hangar to keep from being trapped.
Question for you and maybe for Jesse Skins: Don't you need some sort of transfer switch to isolate the hangar door motor from the mains when you're using the generator?



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Posts: 21208 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I seem to remember something similar happening a few years ago and me "Instant Karma'ing"™ a ginormous invertor (3K I think)in an effort to solve this exact dilema. Do you still have it? IIRC it's red and the last I remember seeing it was on a shelf on the classroom area of your office.

I'm not sure if it cab handle the hysraulic pump but it's worth a try.
There is a new hangar going up, right behind mine. Right now it's just a shell; various sub-contractors come and go daily. I'll keep an eye out for the electrical guys, try to snag one of them if I can catch him (her?), and see what it would take to McGyver this.

I think that the inverter would need to be powered from a vehicle battery, so it might be necessary to drill through the hangar wall adjacent to the door for a connector.



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Originally posted by V-Tail:...There is a new hangar going up, right behind mine. Right now it's just a shell; various sub-contractors come and go daily. I'll keep an eye out for the electrical guys, try to snag one of them if I can catch him (her?), and see what it would take to McGyver this....


Go put your phone number where the service demarq is or will be located, and one of them 'lectrissicle guys should call you.




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I seem to remember something similar happening a few years ago and me "Instant Karma'ing"™ a ginormous invertor (3K I think)in an effort to solve this exact dilema. Do you still have it? IIRC it's red and the last I remember seeing it was on a shelf on the classroom area of your office.

I'm not sure if it cab handle the hysraulic pump but it's worth a try.
There is a new hangar going up, right behind mine. Right now it's just a shell; various sub-contractors come and go daily. I'll keep an eye out for the electrical guys, try to snag one of them if I can catch him (her?), and see what it would take to McGyver this.

I think that the inverter would need to be powered from a vehicle battery, so it might be necessary to drill through the hangar wall adjacent to the door for a connector.


Option two deep cycle batt left inside hanger for that purpose, way easier than patching hole after your lease.



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I think that the inverter would need to be powered from a vehicle battery, so it might be necessary to drill through the hangar wall adjacent to the door for a connector.
Option two deep cycle batt left inside hanger for that purpose, way easier than patching hole after your lease.
Not worried about patching hole after lease, I would try to sell the hangar owners on the idea that this would be an improvement to the hangar that would remain after I'm gone, so they should pay for it.



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Posts: 21208 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just like generators, with inverters, available amperage is your problem.

During one hurricane, before I fired up my generator, I tried to get an inverter to run a cube fridge off of my car battery. Had plenty or wattage for the job, didn't produce enough amps to turn the compressor, so the breaker on the inverter blew each time the fridge tried to start up.

Check the power delivery capacity of the inverter...



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If / when I can snag an electrician from the hangar under construction, I will show him / her the inverter and ask all the appropriate questions.



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Posts: 21208 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If / when I can snag an electrician from the hangar under construction, I will show him / her the inverter and ask all the appropriate questions.


What are the specs of the inverter Volts IN/OUT and watts/model and also the specs of the electric motor for the hanger door? I deal with inverters on a daily/weekly basis as well as hydraulic motors. Many of the yachts I manage/run have inverter banks and hydraulic motors. Does the door open overhead or to the side? Most hanger doors have a disconnect and are counter sprung and be able to be opened manually if you disconnect the opener AND/OR most hydraulic pumps I've seen have a manual pump and you can hand pump them to open or close the hydraulic doors, but also have to press the release on the solenoid at the same time. In my situation they're used for the swim platforms that lower/raise in the water to launch the dinghy and also for the garage doors (storage) etc.

Are you able to take pictures of the entire hydraulic pump assembly?
 
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