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    Tower Motor

    Can I use this motor as a replacement on a cooling tower?

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...eadSearch.y=12

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    Does it match the specs of the other motor?
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    Yes it matches the specs.

    But the one listed for cooling towers are $1000 more. This one is for general purpose and enclosure ratings can be operated in moist to wet environments.

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    I probably would use it but I would want to know the difference of the other. Have you tried a local motor shop trust me they know motors more than Grainger.
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    SEVERE SERVICE DUTY

    Is a must have for tower fans. They are subject to frequent starts and stops (unless there on a freq drive) and are also constantly getting wet.

    WEG is definitely a make I see a lot for towers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoodlistener View Post
    I probably would use it but I would want to know the difference of the other. Have you tried a local motor shop trust me they know motors more than Grainger.
    Great advice.

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    with a 25hp motor it might be cost effective to have the motor rebuilt and rewond. find a local motor shop and ask for a quote.
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    They have cooling tower duty motors available at WWG.

    If it is mounting shaft down you will need a motor with a high thrust bearing on the shaft end.
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    Thanks guys, the owners decided to go with motors supply by evapco.
    My motor shop gave me some prices close to evapco but higher than grainger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullMonkey View Post
    They have cooling tower duty motors available at WWG.

    If it is mounting shaft down you will need a motor with a high thrust bearing on the shaft end.
    good to know

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