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Onan 2LK (experimental model) Has Come to Life!


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:05:15 PM
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Why not run a ground strap between them if that's a good mounting solution why wouldn't it work?
Yes, a ground strap WILL be used between the outlet box and control box. That is a must, but I think power is asking why I decided to use the rubber isolators. I guess the short answer is it provides a great solution to offset the out box, provides a little bit of vibration protection for the meters that I plan to install, and will be plenty strong to withstand human abuse without breakage.

To recap on the original mounting bracket and the damage, click on the link below and check out the pictures. Yes, I fixed the bracket as seen in the pictures, but it will bend again if mishandled. This drove me to find a solution which I think the vibration isolators will work/

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Yes, I was asking about the flexible mount because it is a little different than the way I think. Me- spacers would be 4 pieces of tubing with washers & painted, or if handy, 4 stud extenders.

I was joking about ground to remind you that box is now isolated, and I think it should have a redundant ground. (Especially after your comments on how you expected to meet your demise) Outlets will be grounded via ground wire, and box grounded via outlet yokes, but if ground wire cracks from vibration, and something plugged in gets a fault, nice to have a second ground made of braid and attached to different bolts.

The other advantage of rubber mounts is if someone tries to move generator by outlet box, when they feel it give, most people will let go and find another place to grab.
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Yes, I was asking about the flexible mount because it is a little different than the way I think. Me- spacers would be 4 pieces of tubing with washers & painted, or if handy, 4 stud extenders. I was thinking about spacers like you mentioned, but the rubber vibration isolators are simple and may offer some anti-vibration for the outlet box

I was joking about ground to remind you that box is now isolated, and I think it should have a redundant ground. (Especially after your comments on how you expected to meet your demise) Your comment was 100% totally valid! And I'm glad you did mention it. I will be running a braided wire between the outlet box and the control box as well as a wire from wire along with the hot and neutral.Outlets will be grounded via ground wire, and box grounded via outlet yokes, but if ground wire cracks from vibration, and something plugged in gets a fault, nice to have a second ground made of braid and attached to different bolts.

The other advantage of rubber mounts is if someone tries to move generator by outlet box, when they feel it give, most people will let go and find another place to grab.Exactly and another reason why I decided to use the rubber isolators too.
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Wednesday Update:
This evening I prepared the workshop for painting the remaining tins with the exception of the control box and outlet box which I hope to do tomorrow after work. I will have no time this weekend (at least for Saturday) since the Boss has plans. So, what was done for paint preparation??? Clean all surfaces and floor of dust and dirt. It is so clean that you can eat off the floor (if you are an animal). Also, I finished the body work on two tins as seen in the picture below. One of the tins had a stress crack and both had minor dents. The dents were punched out and welding sheet metal can cause the metal to warp, so a thin skim coat of filler was all that was needed.

If all goes according to plan, tomorrow after work I will lightly scuff the surfaces of the tins, clean with Prepsol to remove and oils, hang the tins and remove any dust using a tack cloth. After that is done a coating of primer then paint.

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Be sure and get a good dose of thinner on those smashed fingers.
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Bondo on Onan sheet metal..... What's the world coming to? You make them "Smoother" than when they were new!
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Be sure and get a good dose of thinner on those smashed fingers.
I did not want to say this but being that we are on the finger subject, I mistakenly got bondo in my drill hole in my nail (see picture below). It has already hardened and no way am I going to pick it off because of the pain of tugging at the damaged nail smashed last finger digit. I may try to sand it down tomorrow and if I go that far I may paint it Onan green tomorrow.

I wonder if bondo will give me an infection?

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Likely no bacteria issue , but maybe chemical. From experience bondo makes your nails white if it sits , think it's the peroxide in hardner. Think I'ld try to pick it out so peroxide won't irritate your wound. Besides likely want it open to drain.

Wifey calls skin my protective space suit. When I get cuts on finger tips I wrap them up in a masking tape cocoon. Works better than any bandaid, I can bang it against things and not hurt it.

Little piece of folded bathroom tissue over wound to absorb , then crisscross of tape over the tip, then spiral of tape. Tough as a mini-plaster cast
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As an electrician, I used to do that too, but with electrical tape. Makes it so the electrons don't leak out.
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As an electrician, I used to do that too, but with electrical tape. Makes it so the electrons don't leak out.
Me too, but with the good stuff. Temflex 1700C with 27 on top, not 33.
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