DIYAPASON-L Digest #972 - Thursday, March 11, 2004
The Lost is Found
  by "Paul Soulek" <>
Re: Laukhuff blower oil
  by <>

(back) Subject: The Lost is Found From: "Paul Soulek" <> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 08:03:22 -0800 (PST)   I did a more in-depth search last night, and found the oil buried under some things at church. It seems that it was placed in a pile of miscellaneous things when the balcony was cleaned this fall---I'm glad I found it before they threw it out!! The oil is now in a bag that is permanently attached to the organ supports. Thanks to all for your help.   Paul   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster  
(back) Subject: Re: Laukhuff blower oil From: <> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:21:19 +0000   > Stan Krider writes: > I've heard that most oils have parafin in them (is this true), therefore =   > ought not be used in certain electrical motor applications. Laukhuff = being one > of them, and sewing machine motors another. I therefore reasoned that = sewing > machine oil might be a good substitute for the Laukhuff lubricant.   Synthetic oils are wax-free, but I believe that sewing machine oil is = simply an ordinary mineral oil. Certainly, sewing machine oil pre-dates = synthetic hydrocarbons by many years. I would not use it in an = application with a load like a Laukhuff blower. As an interesting = historical note, whale oil used to be the premier lubricant of choice for = sewing machines.   The Laukhuff oil is likely one of Mobil's SHC600 series synthetic oil, = possibly SHC634. To find out for sure, you could:   1) Call Laukhuff and ask. Be nice. :-) 2) Call the local ExxonMobil lubes distributor and ask for help. 3) Check out ExxonMobil's laboratory assistance at:   Regarding seal material compatibility, quoted from the site:     "The Mobil SHC 600 Series oils are compatible with the following seal = materials: fluorocarbon, polyacrylate, polyurethane ether, some silicone, = ethylene/acrylic, chlorinated polyethylene, polysulfide, and some nitrile = rubbers. There is the potential for substantial variations in the = elastomers being used today. For best results, consult your equipment = supplier, seal manufacturer, or your local Mobil representative to verify = compatibility."   Does anyone know what the seals are made of in Laukhuff's blower motors? = It's unlikely to be anything unusual, since it's an indoor, low = temperature, low pressure, low speed application.   Best Regards, Dave Doerschuk