Arkay Calumet – Water Heater Recirculation System manual
PDF: Water Heater_Recirculator-2
A possible repair based on another users experience
“… a bit after I wrote the last post, one unit’s motor completely locked up. I decided to tear into it and get into the motor innards – just in case anyone has this issue as well. I believe this will happen if the motor is not used for a long time and/or not oiled. The rear part of the motor, near the water connection, comes apart with just some wingnuts and a couple of screws. This piece connects to a rotor which pulls the water into the unit. The shaft of this rotor is what gets messed up. Taking apart the shaft, it was very stiff. I found the metal seemed to have expanded. I sanded down the metal just a tad with really fine-grit sandpaper as well as cleaned up the rotor as much as possible and sanded inside the shaft a bit. If I really wanted to get into it I would have used lapping compound, but I don’t have any and don’t feel like it anyway. After getting the parts looser, I oiled it up and put it all back together – now it works perfectly.”
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Gear for sale / reference images available for the curious
Link: Gear for Sale
4×5 film – Expired but frozen
Lenses – No longer for sale, but I have images if you need images for reference, I have removed them from flickr, but feel free to contact me.
A Beautiful Lancaster Plate camera – archiving fine chraftsmanship
PDF: Lancaster 1892 Instanograph half plate camera – 121 Photographs
This is a very early, Lancaster 1892 Instantograph, Half glass Plate Camera SET that is is a WoW find.… A Great, early vintage camera…. with beautiful wood work and brass work. The Lancaster 1892 Patent Instantograph Camera:
The camera is in Very nice condition. The camera has a top plate showing, ““The 1892 Patent Instantograph” with “TT & H” on its front focusing base bubble level edge. This wood with brass hardware Camera has a great red bellows and takes Half plate 4¾” × 6½” Large format images. … The ground glass back is on a hinged design allowing the entire back to remain connected to the camera and extend to allow for its plate holders to connect to the camera. … This camera has a front with design allowing for lens rise and the back to further extend from the body allowing for some movements too.
The camera has an early brass lens, matching the brass lens ring attached to the camera, of a very early singlet optical design – no maker marks.
Lancaster Wooden film backs:
There are a total of 3 – genuine Lancaster “book holder type” backs -each showing the early Lancaster crest on the wood. The backs match the cameras wood and finish.
Matching Canvas bag, which may be original.
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