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Old 11-18-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Field Coil Winding Tape

Need to recover the field coils for my Powerhouse generator.

Does anyone have an outlet to get this winding tape?

I found some but it is in the UK!

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Old 11-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Try -- aspwholesale.com ---
89-402 3/4wide, 36 yards, 20$ or so--- they should have bearings too, powerhouse brushes I would say no, starter brushes probably
Probably others, first that came up that looks like proper tape
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

You might look at this;
McMaster-Carr 1/2 inch High-Strength Fiberglass Cloth Tape #7574A11

They might have wider tapes.




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Old 11-19-2019, 12:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

The fiberglass tape won't conform to corners, it doesn't have any stretch, I have tried it, some other tapes are too thick---- there's some generators that I rebuilt in the 80s that I used strips of old sheet then painted with red insulating varnish---probably about 40 sold at Hershey in that era, I was making my own field coils
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Try contacting Steve at J&O products at taillight@hrtc.net he used to make the powerhouse generator field coils new.
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Black bias binding as used in sewing materials for strength.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=203817
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:03 PM   #7
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Romain electric in Kent Wa. But I think you have to have an account. I have a generator shop and have some original paper wrapping and some newer fiberglass style. I bought a large roll of the paper years ago, I'm sure it's still available.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:03 AM   #8
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Empire cloth and shellac is what I used. not sure where to get it any more, but looked on Google and this looks similar.....Carolina Narrow Fabric 92 Warp Plain Woven Cotton Tape
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:33 AM   #9
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After wrapping I would use one of the insulating varnish's. It can be found in spray or paint on. I am only posting this as an example for anyone that does not know. There are other brands and sources;


https://www.grainger.com/product/1D2...g!376789242415!
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Default Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

It seems that trying to use a Mac's or any other Eklers web site for a link just doesn't work. It always goes to a default link. Folks will have to use other vendors sights for links now.

The wrapping from this link looks pretty good. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/powerhousearmature.htm

The lower photo in the link is a well used example but I can detect a bias ply weave to that tape. It wouldn't matter what color since it will always end up black anyway and yes the use of insulating varnish will top it off. Glyptal is a good brand.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:06 AM   #11
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Thanks rotorwrench for the heads up. I change my link in the post to Grangers and checked to make sure it was what I wanted to show.
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