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#120032 - 02/22/05 07:44 PM Rusty Bucket
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Car wash equipment in a wet location needs to be replaced.

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#120033 - 02/23/05 02:09 AM Re: Rusty Bucket
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Is that the Dryer motor that feeds hot air into the wash area?
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#120034 - 02/23/05 03:32 AM Re: Rusty Bucket
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Yes. The gas station service was being upgraded and most of the equipment in the car was was in need of repair or replacement.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#120035 - 02/23/05 04:29 AM Re: Rusty Bucket
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Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 671
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Was the equipment working?? Doesn't need to be replaced then Worked on several car washes for many years. Has to be one of the worst enviroments on anything not Stainless steel. I was always amazed that they expect relays, terminals, starters and other electrical stuff to work anywhere in the tunnel. In Maine, people wash their cars when the temps are below zero, you can't see from side of the tunnel to the other from the water turning to fog(going thru dew point). That fog is full of very corrosive chemicals found in the soap. Gets on and in everything.

#120036 - 02/23/05 03:34 PM Re: Rusty Bucket
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Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
Interesting to note that the motor is not a TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) type. I would think the windings would have shorted out from the moisture...
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