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    One of my biggest beefs is no air out of the hand dryers. When I took over at my current bowl, the hand dryers didnt work. I completely dissambled the blower motors and cleaned them. I checked all the hoses and took the grills out and cleaned them also.

    After getting them in good repair it only a little time to keep them blowing strong. I use a leaf blower and blow out the squirrel cages and grill outlets wile everything is still mounted. I do this early in the morning on a day with no day leagues cause alot of crap comes out.

    It is a good idea to keep a leaf blower in the back. I use it on overheated motors also. Just a minute on a motor and the kloxon will reset easy.

    Jerry

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    King, I also keep a leaf blower handy. They work good on the old style AMF rib masking units. I also put the table down in spot position and blow all the LEAFS out.

    I also use it on the sprinkler heads and any duct work. Your right, you got to do it in the morning.

    I like the idea of using it for the surepiks. I guess you have to leave the hand dryer cover off.

    Larry [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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    • #3
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      KING
      the best maintenance I'VE ever seen done on a sure pik- aka junk pik is when there taking out and put in the trash. :p
      yeah I know you love them. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] CRUD
      if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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      • #4
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        Even after you clean them, they still don't blow that much air... I found that the older motors spin too slow (1750 RPM if I'm right)... I found some aftermarket (a.k.a. non-AMF) motors from a local industrial supply that fit the cages and spin at around 2500 RPM... now I can just about hover a bowling ball over the hand dryers.

        I usually use my small compressor to dust things out... chassis and electrical components get either canned dust-off or C02.
        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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        • #5
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          G-man....come off of the part # please....is it Grainger?

          Jerry

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          • #6
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            Crud.....You know Sure-Piks are KING....LMAO

            Jerry

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            • #7
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              king
              it's to bad most centers around here trashed them a long time ago but theres still a few left if I hear of them going to trash them I could send you some junk for them witch do you have 11 ball 12 ball mod 4 or 5 [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] I would even pay the shipping for parts not the whole junk assy and address it to junk for JERRY at your address in OHIO [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
              just think you could keep those things causing under grounds for years
              :p EL CRUDDY
              if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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              • #8
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                Crud,

                12 ball model. Mod 4 style.

                I will take all parts please.

                I have no undergrounds.

                Just wipe my belts daily.

                Jerry

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                • #9
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                  King:
                  I have 6 sure-pics for 75 bucks each. Whole lot closer than CRUD :p . Let me know if you want them!!
                  TOON
                  Gene Simmons for president!!!

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                  • #10
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                    Toon,

                    I would like to buy the motors....I dont need any of the other parts. We have bought 6 other sure piks. You could ship those. Let me know if you want to part them out.

                    Jerry

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                    • #11
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                      Quote:]Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                      G-man....come off of the part # please....is it Grainger?

                      Jerry
                      [/QUOTE]

                      No... I got them from a local company called BDI... They are GE motors if I'm correct... I'll check them out and get you some info. I never tried yet (none have failed so far), but you can probably source them out of Grainger... If you have a store locally, just take one of your blowers up there and ask them for a replacement that runs at a higher speed... that's all I did at BDI to get them...
                      <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                      • #12
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                        Take a flashlight and look at you're grill covers. I bet they are more clogged with lint after you blow out the squirrel cages.

                        You have basicaly 3 things to look at: Cage, grill, and HOSE. If the cage and grill are clean you need to take off the hose and duct tape the holes in it, and open up the pinched off area's that block the air flow.

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                        • #13
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                          When I had sure-pics I cut out every other "spoke" in the plastic blower vent. No more dirt and fuzz blocking air flow.

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                          • #14
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                            Quote:]Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                            I would like to buy the motors[/QUOTE]

                            I did a quick check on those motors, some are made by GE, and the rest by MagneTek... They spin at 3450 RPM. Our old motors were oddballs... they were made by Nakimi or Nakamici or something like that, and only ran at 1750 RPM.

                            When we bought them from BDI, we had the option of buying the whole blower assembly or just the motor. We opted just for the motors, as the blower had a plastic cage instead of a metal one...and we had a pile of spare cages and housings already. If I remember right, they were fairly inexpensive... something like $26 or so.
                            <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sure-Pik Maintenance

                              Main motor info: they are nothing more than standard duty furnace motors (air handler for residential forced-air heat).
                              You can get them for between $40 and $80 at Grainger. Sorry, but I don't have the Grainger number handy right now, but here are G.E.'s catalog numbers:
                              1/4 hp: 4701
                              1/3 hp: 4706 (Not recommended due to increased heat and amperage draw).
                              Like the originals, these still have sleeve bearings. You might want to try to find ball bearing models for a little more $$.
                              Unlike the originals, they are a little larger but fit OK in the 12-ball models; not sure about shorter units.

                              PS: Howdy poplarpetey!!

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