(Komic) Relief

In an effort to provide some relief of the presser foot mishap, perhaps it is a good time to recap the original Brother DB2-B791-015 dilemma, which spurred the weblog in the first place. What prompted this all in the first place is/was the motor. The Brother was purchased with a Mitsubishi Limi-StopZ servo motor, that after many tribulations had to be replaced. You can see it here in all it’s glory. To really flush the story out, it is necessary to begin at the first obstacle of the Mitsubishi motor, the fact that it is a 220 volt appliance. The placard on the motor clearly says this and it was no surprise at the time of the purchase, however it was a misleading issue.

After having the Brother in the house for a few weeks, and pouring over information on how to install a 220 volt outlet, it was decided that hiring an electrician was the safest thing to do. The first reason was obvious, no one wanted to be electrocuted in the process of wiring it. As could be seen, the job would be a matter of first figuring out where in the living quarters the Brother would reside. Clearly this was a big question because of where the electrical box was in relation to it, and how much conduit would need to be routed in order to supply power to it. Fortunately the living quarters are directly over the basement where the electrical box is located, this would save the routing from interfering with any other people in the building. The closet that housed the furnace was a likely spot to drill through the floor and provide a place to have the outlet, which is why in this picture the Brother is on a different wall than in some of the early posts, it had to be close to this closet for access to the conduit coming in from the basement so it would not be aesthetically obtrusive anywhere else. Plus the wall space was free. So after relocating the machine (with the casters this is a simple task), the electrician came in to complete the wiring.

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