BOY, that W5HVV gave a lot of good data !
my 2 cents worth:
1. You set up is about the same as my second tower. I would definetly put
THE starter capictor just below the rotor. If there occurs ANY voltage drop
you will see it in a sluggish starter.
The starter uses contacts #4 & #8. Wire the cap to #4 & #8 ON THE motor.
The wires that WERE going to 4 & 8 from your controller box can go over to 1
& 2 and increase their capacitance, as they are the only wires carrying
THIS IS IMPORTANT for any long run....and to me, 350 feet is a long run.
2. Also pull a nylon rope thru as you are pulling your cables through. You
may need it in the future.
3. Be double sure you seal the PVC good. Go slow and easy. I know mine is
wet !!!!Could just be condensation, too. You know how wet it is here in
south Texas ! Never worried about moisture in Wyoming !
4. If you can: Make the middle of your underground run higher than the ends.
Any moisture will run to the ends. Then if you want to: Drill a hole in the
bottom of the 45/90 degree "ele" and silicon in a sprinkler system
auto-drain fitting. They drain when the water sprinkler system's pressure is
OFF. Put sand underneath these drainers.
73 de Mike, K5UO
Conroe, TX,/ Moscow, Russia
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