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  1. All, Thanks for the replies (thus far). The current speed control is missing parts and is non-functional. I've read a little bit about using an air gate, but with the motor already wired-up for a speed control. Is there an advantage to running an air gate? Here's one option: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/fan-speed-control/hvacr-and-appliance-controls/hvacr/ecatalog/N-guh?op=search&sst=subset I'm just not sure which speed control I should choose: 3 AMPs or 6 AMPs? Thanks for all of the help thus far. I'm off to the guy's house to examine the motor more closely.
  2. Hello! I'm a working with an elderly neighbor who has an old Champion Blower and Forge Co. No. 50 Blower attached to his coal forge. We need to purchase a new speed control, but we are unsure of how many AMPs the blower motor uses. The only information on the outside of the motor is "NO. 8220" and "110 Volts." Does anyone know how many AMPs this motor uses? Anyone know how we can find out? I'm sorry if my terminology is incorrect. I'm pretty young and very new to smithing and electrical work. Thank you your help! Best, J. Schlesinger Illinois
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