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Offline Pepe_Silvia

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LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:15:29 PM »
Thought I'd share this ~$20 modification I did on my LT15Wide.  I don't cut a whole bunch but I had the habit of forgetting to shut off my drip and coming out the next day to an empty water tank.  With this setup, the lubrication will only flow when the ignition is on.  I left the original valve in place too so I can control flow.

1/2" NPT 12V Normally Solenoid - $15.99 (Amazon)
1/2" NPT x 3/8" Barbed Adapters x 2 - $3.69 each (Lowes)

There was an unused hole on the motor mount plate that I was able to take advantage of.  It worked out so that hole and another hole that had a p-clamp for the lube hose were a perfect spacing that I could use two p-clamps to hold the solenoid in place.

Wired the power to an unused (yellow) wire coming off the harness which is connected to ACC on the ignition.

Hope this helps someone. 



 


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Re: LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 07:29:47 PM »
Nice! I bought that same solenoid. I went one step further and installed it with a limit switch that is actuated when I throttle up and the motor lifts and pushes down the lever on the limit switch and only powers the solenoid when the saw is cutting.

Haven't tried it yet, had to remove it when I replaced my drive housing bearings.
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Re: LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 07:34:28 PM »
Great idea! My mill is on a concrete slab and I too get a puddle if I forget to shut the valve. Wonder if it could be wired to the band clutch switch... That way it wouldn't be dripping as I back the head over the cant or when turning the cant.
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Re: LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 07:47:18 PM »
It probably could, they don't draw much current. Can't remember what the specs were
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Re: LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 07:58:37 PM »
The one I bought is. https://www.amazon.com/SNS-160-15-Electric-Solenoid-Normally/dp/B07DHZCPQC

Many different configurations.
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Re: LT15Wide Cheap Lubrication Solenoid Mod
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 06:50:02 AM »


Wired the power to an unused (yellow) wire coming off the harness which is connected to ACC on the ignition.

Hope this helps someone.
If the mill has power feed, hook the wire to a connector that's only hot when the sawhead is moving forward!
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