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diyengineer
12-18-2010, 07:38 PM
Juggling around in my mind what to do with this combo. took it out of a working 800 pound air blower. It was to heavy and to large to fit in my shop. Picked the whole unit up working from Boeing surplus for $110 dollars (what a steal!).

The blower is a 2000CFM Chicago blower.

The Motor is a 3Phase 5HP Magnetek (practically new).

I have a few options:

1. Sell them together.
2. Sell them separately.
3. Make a new wooden blower box and use them. (require me buying a static phase converter ($100 dollars from ebay). I would run at 10 minutes at a time with a array of filters to clean my shop air.
4. Buy a 5HP single phase motor, to use the blower. allowing me to keep the 5HP 3 phase motor and turn it into a rotary phase converter...
5. build a homebuilt dust collector that i can use on my CNC machine. I would use the combo together, along with filters and some type of garbage can to collect dust.


Choices choices..

What would you do?! :)

diyengineer
12-18-2010, 09:31 PM
YouTube - 5HP 2000CFM blower.

Al_The_Man
12-18-2010, 09:42 PM
How about the VFD idea?
Al.

diyengineer
12-18-2010, 10:12 PM
How about the VFD idea?
Al.

Totally forgot about that idea!

Yes that is a option as well!

diyengineer
04-26-2011, 05:38 AM
Ill save the old blower and use it for something later on down the road. Ill use the motor for a phase converter :) Sounds like i could power some equipment from the local factory auctions then :)