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Perforated Return Diffuser, Shape Square, Duct Size 6 to14, Material Steel, Color White, Finish Enamel, Air Diffusion Pattern 360 Degrees , Insulation Fiberglass, Width 23-3/4 In., Depth 23-3/4 In., Height 3-11/32 In., Compatible With T-bar Suspended Drop Ceilings, For Use With 4JRN2, 4JRN3, 4JRN4 or 4JRN5, Includes Filter Frame for 20x20x1 In. Filters
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedNovember 8, 2013
I have two of these installed in my facility, and they work fine. They even have a filter screen preinstalled.
Not too bad.
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Hand L Hold Storage Device, For Use with Closet Storage, Rubber, Pre Drilled, Brass Plated, Holds 1 1/8 Inches Handle Vertical
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedAugust 1, 2013
Good product for the price. It lasted me about 1.5 years of heavy use. The little rubber "fingers" that grab hold of the handle wear out eventually, so the holder doesn't hold onto handles anymore, but it has lasted longer than any other device I have tried. Also, for the price? I'm OK with replacing it every year or two.
Product FeaturesGreat value for money
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Ear Plugs, Corded, 100 Pairs Per Package, Noise Reduction Rating NRR 33dB, Metal Detectable Yes, Size Universal, Shape Tapered, Plug Color Blue, Plug Material Polyurethane, Cord Color Blue, Cord Material Metal-Detectable, Packaging Poly Bag, Standards ANSI S3.19-1974, Package Quantity 100
 
Overall rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
PostedJune 18, 2013
These work well as hearing protection, but the metal detectability isn't as good as I had hoped. In order for my detector to pick them up, you need at least 2 inches of lanyard, or 1/2 of the foam. Since I run meat grinders with 1/8" plate holes, this grinds them up too small to be detected reliably.
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Air Circulator, Blade Dia. 24 In., Stationary, Non-Oscillating, Speeds 3, Voltage 115, 1 Phase, CFM High 4950, CFM Low 4200, Motor HP 1/4, Motor RPM 1500/1300/1100, Operating Amps 2.5/1.9/1.3, Mounting Location Floor, Fan RPM 1500/1300/1100, Light Commercial, Assembled Partially Assembled, CFM Medium 4550, Includes Cart, Tilt Kit and 4 In. Diameter Wheels
 
Overall rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedMay 20, 2013
The fan works well, but the cart is flimsy, and made of very light gauge metal.
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High Rise Creeper Seat, Tubular, Height (In.) 23 to 24, Frame Material Steel, Caster Type Rubber, Caster Size (In.) 2-1/2, Number of Wheels 4, Includes Tray For Placing Small Parts
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedMay 10, 2013
I have had one of these for 5 years. The casters broke off within 1 year. I replaced them, and got another 4 years of life out of the thing, but it is time to replace it. Good price, can't complain too much, but the overall build quality isn't stellar.
Product Featuresit's ok.
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Oil Fired Torpedo Heater, 125,000 BtuH Output, Tank Capacity 10 gal., Fuel Consumption 0.95 gph, Heating Area 2900 sq. ft., Hours on One Filling 10, Fuel Type K1 Kerosene, #1 Fuel Oil, Voltage 120, 60 Hz, 2.3 Amps AC, Built-In Thermostat Yes, Length 38 In., Width 22 In., Height 25 In., Features On/Off Switch, Fuel Gage, Power Failure Indicator, Safety Features Thermal Protection, Fuel Safety Shutoff, Includes LED Failure Indicator Light, Air Pressure Gauge
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
The Good:
- Assembly occurs quickly and easily with nothing more than a PH2 screwdriver, and a crescent wrench.
- It fires up reliably and easily
- It puts out a tremendous amount of heat.
- Huge fuel tank allows for almost 11 hours of run time.
- Fuel gauge is legible and easily read. Graduated in both fractions of a full tank, and estimated run time remaining.
- Heater is best operated on K1 kerosene, but per the manual, it is also capable of operating on #1 heating oil, or #1 diesel. (Albeit with more soot and a stronger odor.)
The OK:
- Temp control knob is graduated in 10 degree increments.
- Temp display is limited to 2 digits.
The BAD:
- Fuel tank filler location is very difficult to get a reasonable sized funnel to. You really need a gooseneck style of funnel and a helper to fill this up without spilling kerosene all over the place. This is the only reason I took 1 star off of the rating.
Reminder:
This heater is not vented, nor are there provisions to vent exhaust gasses with this type of heater. If you are using this heater indoors, you must provide fresh air, and you should really also purchase a Carbon Monoxide detector to make sure you aren't going to asphyxiate.
Product FeaturesHigh Quality, Durable/Performs well
+4points
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Internal/External Retaining Ring Assortment, 410 Pieces, 20 Sizes, Steel Phosphate, Includes Internal Rings (25) HO-37x3/8 In , HO-43x7/16 In , HO-50x1/2 In , HO-56x9/16 In , HO-62x5/8 In , and HO-75x3/4 In , (10) HO-87x 7/8 In , HO-100 x 1 In , HO-112 x 1 1/8 In , and HO-125 x 1 1/4 In , External Rings (25) SH-25 x 1/4 In , SH-31 x 5/16 In , SH-37 x 3/8 In , SH-43 x 7/16 In , SH-50 x 1/2 In , SH-62 x 5/8 In , SH-68 x 11/16 In , and SH-75 x 3/4 In , (10) SH-87 x 7/8 In , and SH-100 x 1 In , Meets/Exceeds QS-9000/ISO 9002, MS, ANSI, and Din Specifications
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedSeptember 4, 2012
Has the most common sizes you will need, and all arranged in a nice compartment box, with a decent location guide.
Product FeaturesEasy to use, High Quality
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Magnetic Contact, Surface Mount, Electrical Configuration SPDT, Loop Configuration Closed and Open, Lead Size #22 AWG, Armored Cable, Material Metal, Max. Current (Amps) 0.2, Max. Voltage 30VDC/VAC, Max. Gap Distance (In.) 1-1/4, Length (In.) 5/8, Height (In.) 3/8, Width (In.) 2, Depth (In.) 5/8, Lead Length (In.) 18, Operating Temp. Range (F) -15 to 160, Response Time (Sec.) 0.5ms Max, Standards No, Includes Hardware, For Use With Windows and Doors
 
Overall rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedAugust 30, 2012
This is a nicely made switch, and as a bonus, it is a SPDT format. (It has a common, a normally open, and a normally closed wire coming out the end.)
I used this, in conjunction with an interval timing relay to make a door activated fan shut off for my walk in cooler.
Product FeaturesEasy to use, High Quality, Durable/Performs well
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Blast Media, Aluminum Oxide, 80 Grit, Nominal Dia. Micron Range 106 to 212, Nominal Dia. Range 0.0041 In. to 0.0083 In., US Sieve 80, Size 50 lb.
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability/Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Usage frequency:Weekly
Yes, I recommend this product.
Fast paint and rust stripping
PostedJune 21, 2012
Cuts through paint and rust really quickly, but seems to be a little on the pricy side. Do not use this on anything delicate, or on thin metal, otherwise you will cut a hole right through what you are working on.
Field of Industry:Food Processing
Product used for:Removing paint / rust / corrosion from food machine parts, paint prep
Years purchasing from Grainger:5
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Electric Tankless Water Heater, Point-of-Use, Water Heater Application Undersink, 9500 Watts, Amps AC 40, Voltage 240VAC, 1 Phase, Min. Flow Activation 0.70 gpm, Temp. Range 100 Degrees to 140 Degrees F, Water Connection 1/2 In. Compression, Temp. Rise @ 1.5 GPM 43 Degrees F, Temp. Rise @ 2.5 GPM 26 Degrees F, Commercial, Elements Replaceable Nickel Chrome Cartridge Insert, Mounting Vertical, Pressure Range 150 psi, Wire Size 8 AWG, Height 10-3/4 In., Width 5-1/4 In., Depth 2-25/32 In.
 
Overall rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability/Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of use 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Usage frequency:Daily
Yes, I recommend this product.
It's super... Average
PostedJune 21, 2012
Well, it gets the job done. I have it installed about 3 feet of pipe away from the sink it is used in, and it takes a good 10-15 seconds for the water to reach a steamy temperature, but it does get there, and a lot faster than it used to take. (Before, it would take about 5 minutes for hot water to get to the sink.)
Installation is easy with compression style inlet and outlet fittings, just be warned, this little guy draws down lots of amperage.
There is a temp control INSIDE of the cover that you can use to limit the temperature, but if you need to increase the temp, you will need to install a restriction valve downstream of the heater so it can get the water up in temp. Pay attention to the temperature rise per GPM, because it is just about spot-on.
Field of Industry:Food production
Product used for:Employee hand wash sink, USDA inspected facility.
Years purchasing from Grainger:5
+5points
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Right Angle Drill, Chuck Size 1/2 In, Drill Speed 450/1750 RPM, Amps @ 120V 13, Reversing, Triple Gear Reduction, Bearings Ball & Roller, Spindle Size 5/8-16 In, Tool Length 22 In, Tool Weight 14.7 Lb, Cord Type 8 Feet, 3 Conductor, Features Rotating Rear Handle, Clutch, T-Bar Front Handle, Side Handle And Gear Shift Knob, Trigger Switch, Straight Handle Type, Includes Chuck Key And Key Holder, Side Handle And Plastic Carry Case
 
Overall
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Beefy!
By Phil
I use this drill for mixing viscus foods on a manufacturing level. It holds up quite well, and has plenty of power.
onJune 18, 2013
Updated information: The chuck does not stand up to heavy duty abuse... It is still better than what I used to use, but it isn't quite as good as I had hoped.
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what is a SPLIT PHASE MOTOR

A split phase motor is a motor with two separate sets of windings, and a means to switch between them.

An electric motor produces 100% torque at 0 RPM, and this is also when the motor draws the most power. In order for a motor to start turning when it is connected to a load, it needs a "kick". This comes from a set of windings called the starter windings. They are designed to draw a large amount of current through the motor, and also from a capacitor, to get the motor running. As soon as the motor reaches a set RPM, a set of swinging weights swing open due to the centripetal force, and activate a set of mechanical contacts that disconnects the starter windings, and switches over to the run windings. The "run" windings are designed to draw less current, and provide less torque, but can run at a 100% duty cycle without overheating.

You often find split phase motors on compressors, or really in any application where there is a large load that needs to get a kick to start.

Split phase motors are easy to identify at a glance because they usually have a capacitor housing right on the motor itself.

A little more from wikipedia:
There are five basic types of competing small induction motor: single-phase capacitor-start, capacitor-run, split-phase and shaded-pole types, and small polyphase induction motors.

A single-phase induction motor requires separate starting circuitry to provide a rotated field to the motor. The normal running windings within such a single-phase motor can cause the rotor to turn in either direction, so the starting circuit determines the operating direction.

In certain smaller single-phase motors, starting is done by mean of a shaded pole with a copper wire turn around part of the pole. The current induced in this turn lags behind the supply current, creating a delayed magnetic field around the shaded part of the pole face. This imparts sufficient rotational field energy to start the motor. These motors are typically used in applications such as desk fans and record players, as the required starting torque is low, and the low efficiency is tolerable relative to the reduced cost of the motor and starting method compared to other AC motor designs.

Larger single phase motors have a second stator winding fed with out-of-phase current; such currents may be created by feeding the winding through a capacitor or having it have different values of inductance and resistance from the main winding. In some designs, the second winding is disconnected once the motor is up to speed, usually either by a centrifugal switch acting on weights on the motor shaft or a thermistor which heats up and increases its resistance, reducing the current through the second winding to an insignificant level. Other designs keep the second winding on when running, improving torque.

Self-starting polyphase induction motors produce torque even at standstill. Available cage induction motor starting methods include direct-on-line starting, reduced-voltage reactor or auto-transformer starting, star-delta starting or, increasingly, new solid-state soft assemblies and, of course, VFDs.[29]

Polyphase motors have rotor bars shaped to give different speed-torque characteristics. The current distribution within the rotor bars varies depending on the frequency of the induced current. At standstill, the rotor current is the same frequency as the stator current, and tends to travel at the outermost parts of the cage rotor bars (by skin effect). The different bar shapes can give usefully different speed-torque characteristics as well as some control over the inrush current at startup.

In wound rotor motors, rotor circuit connection through slip rings to external resistances allows change of speed-torque characteristics for acceleration control and speed control purposes.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Phil
 

What are the differences between........

What are the differences between a air compressor rated motor vs a farm duty rated motor? I have a 5hp motor with a 184T frame, single phase, 1740 rpm and its for a Quicy air compressor. Just wondered if you could give me some specifics.
It has to do with duty cycle, and the environment things are going to be used in.

Different motors are designed to operate for different periods of time, and in different conditions. For instance, the fan motor in your bathroom is designed to operate for 15 minutes an hour or so a day, and in a high-humidity area, but with no airborne dust / grit, and no splashing / directed water. It's duty cycle is probably something like .15, and it is "open frame", meaning that there is no protection from environmental contaminants.

1.0 is considered constant operation. A motor that starts, and keeps running for at least an hour at a time. This would be a motor like the one in a commercial cooler, where a fan is pushing air throughout the cooler 24/7.

1.x duty motors (farm duty is in this) are motors that are designed to be able to start and stop frequently, as well as run for hours on end. A motor draws the most power when it is starting up, and because of this, more stress is put on a motor during repeated starts and stops, especially if there is a large initial torque requirement.

A motor for an air compressor is going to have to be able to handle high initial torque, frequent starts and stops, and long run times, just like a farm duty motor. The main difference is that your air compressor motor doesn't need to be designed to handle environmental issues. Farm rated motors are more likely to be TEFC type, whereas your air compressor motor is more likely to be an open frame motor.

So, if you need to replace the air compressor motor, a farm rated motor should work, but I wouldn't go the other way, unless you can provide a degree of protection from environmental contaminants.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Phil
 

What is the best electric heater for a 2 car garage?

I have a 2 car garage that I use for automotive repair and it gets a bit cold with the little heater that I currently use.
That's kind of like asking what the best car is...

The answer is: It depends.

1. How big is you garage, and how well insulated is it?
- If your garage is poorly insulated, you will need a larger heater to keep it warm. Make sure not only the walls and ceiling are insulated, but the garage door as well. Buy a garage door insulation kit and install it. Also make sure you install a threshold gasket on the bottom of your door to make a nice tight seal.

2. What do you want to heat?
- If you want the entire garage heated to a toasty warm temperature, you will need a larger convection type heater. For the sake of safety, I would actually recommend an electric baseboard heater that you can install permanently. That way you don't have to worry about it tipping over.
- If you only want you warm, and you work in a smallish part of the garage, you should consider a small radiant heater, something like one of those parabolic dish style heaters. Radiant heaters work by warming things up, rather than the air, so they are great for smaller spaces.

So, there really isn't a best option, but make sure that you buy one that is large enough. There are calculators online that you can use to determine the proper BTuH rating for a given sized area. Make sure whatever you buy isn't undersized, and if it is something that is going to be permanently installed, make sure that a competent electrician does the work.
1 year, 7 months ago
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Phil
 

240V - 4W - 50/60Hz (need help)

Hi. Need help. Need motor. Found signs that tells.

SDR3-A-3113-11-2
240V-4W-50/60Hz
4.5 - 5.2 R.P.M.
SUK DER CO. LTD

I dont know from where to get this motor. I see that he has 2 holes, and it about 2 inches width, have 2 holes in sides, and the cramshaft IS NOT IN THE CENTER of the motor. Its from old laminator. If you need maybe, I could do a picture of it.

Im living in Europe, Lithuania.
If the motor is coming out, not on center, then it is a gear-motor.

I'm not going to say this is the correct motor for your application, but something like this would be close:

1L450

If it is removed from equipment, your motor is likely custom made for that equipment, and you would need to contact the equipment manufacturer for a replacement motor.

However, I would contact the company listed on the motor nameplate, and try to find if they have a distributor near you. Once you find the distributor, you can give them the SDR3... number, and they may be able to get the exact right motor for your needs.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Phil
 

Will the Dayton 30" whole house fan pull as much as my old Emerson unit?

My old Emerson Electric 30" whole house fan has a 1/2 hp motor and is rated 5550 CFM. The Dayton 30" whole house fan has a 1/3 hp motor and is rated 7600 high/ 5100 low. (1) are motors today more powerful? (2) could I get a 1/2 hp motor on the 30" Dayton unit? (The old Emerson unit needs to be replaced.)
Note: No one from Grainger reads these questions, they are trying to get other people to answer your questions. I don't work for them, but I do work with motors. Take my advice with a grain of salt.

Fan blade design has probably improved somewhat over the years, allowing a smaller motor to move more air. Alternatively, Emerson may have just chosen to use a bigger motor so it wouldn't operate as hard, and would last longer.

As far as your question 1, no. A HP is a HP.
on Q2, possibly. You would need to find a cross referenced motor, or find a motor that matches the physical dimensions, shaft diameter / length, and mounting style as the OEM motor.

Best thing to do is to get a model and serial number off of the motor, and either call grainger, or another motor distributor. If you call Grainger, they will put you on the line with a tech support person, who can help you cross to a new motor. Give them the number, and if it wasn't a custom motor, they should be able to cross it for you. If it was a custom motor, you will have to order direct from Emerson, or just replace the whole thing.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Phil
 

swim pool motor, model 6k250c 1/2 hp single phase, rpm 3450 115 volt

Can motor direction be changed, if so, how?
Thank you
No. If a motor direction is reversible, the description will specify that.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Phil
 
SDS Rotary Hammer Drill, Voltage 120, No Load RPM 0 to 1100, Blows per Minute 0 to 800, 6.9 Amps, Solid Bit Capacity 7/8 In., Core Bit Capacity 2-1/2 In., Reversing Yes, Cord 8 ft. 2-Cond., Stop Rotation Yes, Impact Energy 2.2 ft.-lb., Features Vario-Lock, Variable Speed, 3-Function, Clutch, Tool Weight 6.5 lb., Tool Length 17-1/2 In., Bearings Ball and Roller, Standards UL Listed, CSA Certified, Includes Side Handle, Depth Gauge, Carrying Case
 

Can a tool like this be used to break apart very hard, clay soil to make it easier to dig or excavate an area?

Probably not. This type of drill is just going to make holes in whatever you put it to. For clay soil, I would recommend a day laborer armed with a pick mattock and elbow grease. Probably cost less too.

Otherwise, I would say that a demolition hammer, and not a rotary hammer is what you are looking for. (Although that is probably overkill for what you are looking to do.)
2 years, 1 month ago
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Phil
 
Non-Selective Vegetation Killer, Concentrate, Size 1.67 gal., 213,760 sq ft, Contains 48.7 Percent Glyphosate, Tank sprayer or pump sprayer, For Use On Vegetation, EPA Registered Meets
 

Im not sure what non selective Vegetation killer means> That it will kill any weeds and flowers that will come in contact with?

Your understanding is correct. If you spray this down, it will look like the Roman army just came through and salted the earth. This type of herbicide is good for ground clearing, and keeping anything from growing in to gravel areas and such. Do not use it anywhere near plants you want to keep.

Selective types of herbicides will only kill certain categories of plants, such as grasses (for use in flower beds) or broad-leaf plants (for use in lawns.)
2 years, 1 month ago
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Phil
 

switch for parts cleaner

I have a 20 gallon parts cleaning tank with a switch that broke off. Can you supply me with that switch or tell me where to find one?
Bought the tank used a while back and there is a tag on it
Chicago Electric Power tools
Thanks
Fern
Field of Industry:: home owner
Product used for:: 20 gallon parts cleaner W/electric switch, switch needed
Years purchasing from Grainger:: unknown
Grainger reps don't answer these questions. It is crowd sourced...

Chicago electric is a Harbor Freight house brand, so you may want to start with them. Otherwise, yank the switch out, and bring it to a radio shack. They probably have something that will work there.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Phil
 
HSS Step Drill Bit, Size 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8 In., Shank Size 3/8 In., Number of Hole Sizes 12, Step Thickness 1/16 In
 

Wthis go into glass? If not, which set does?r what type of bit does?

If not, What type of bit does go into glass?
Field of Industry:: Teacher
Product used for:: Drilling into glass block
Years purchasing from Grainger:: 20
No. Step drill bits like this one are designed for drilling in fairly thin metal. (Thinner than the step depth.)

For a glass block, you are going to want to use a drill bit that is specified as a glass / ceramic drill bit, such as 3AEE2.

One thing I can tell you from experience, you will want the glass you are drilling to be under water if at all possible. That way you will keep the drill bit cool and lubricated (both are very important), and if you accidentally shatter the glass you are drilling, then the shards won't fly everywhere.

Also, take your time.

Glass and ceramic drill bits use an abrasive to rub their way through the work, as opposed to cutting, like traditional drill bits do, so they are more susceptible to heat build up.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Phil