Motors and starters are one of my weak areas, so please forgive the basic nature of these questions.
My dad has just purchased a new metal lathe for his home workshop. Since it has a 208 volt 3-phase motor and starter, it is not very useful right now.
Anyway, we have decided to change the motor to 1 HP, 230 volt, single phase. I looked into a phase converter and buck boost transformers but changing the motor seems like the more practical way to go.
I checked the NEMA chart and it looks like I need a 00 starter (reversing, by the way.)
How do I size the heaters?
What code article should I consult to size the circuit for the lathe?
Does a twist-lock cord and plug connection serve as an adequate disconnect? I don't intend to hard wire the lathe.