I have a set of bearings, seals
my 2003 Amp Air 100 wind generator
. I've already brought it down from my mizzen because I noticed that it's making more noise
When I inspected the blades I noticed that they were showing some deterioration. They even had a few shreads of fiber clumps hanging from the main body of the blades. I've ordered new blades, but I thought I wound continue my task of replacing the bearings. When I downloaded the manual I noticed thet the stator to body was adhered with Loctite 648 and bearings to body & bearings to shaft were adhered with Locktite were adhered with Loctite 641.
Opening the body appears to be as tough as cracking open a titanium Brazil
nut! ...then I'm faced with the bearings adhered with loctite.
Should I ....
1) Replace the blades and remount the unit.
2) Open the body with a vise and lubricate the existing bearings.
3) Heat the bearings and pull them off & redo the whole unit.
The replacement for the whole thing is $1,395. I like it's function, but I do have solar panels
and a 7KW diesel generator
. I never have a lack of power. I'm leaning toward seeing if the new blades will suffice. Has anyone else here refit
a post 2001 Amp Air 100?