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Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? #306892
Wed Feb 22 2012 11:33 PM
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Most of you probably saw the clock I got yesterday. I was wondering how y'all care for the clocks. Do you leave them running? Or unplug them at a certain time? It would make sense to leave it running because the clock is powered by the cord and not batteries as you'd have to set the clock every time you plug it in. I've had a bad experience with resetting an old clock as the gear broke(it did have plastic gears though)

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Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #306898
Thu Feb 23 2012 03:46 AM
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If I want to use it to tell time, then yeah, I leave it running. lol- I dont plug all of them in though.

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: JimT] #306907
Thu Feb 23 2012 05:16 AM
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Is there a way to turn the lights off without takin the bulb out?

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #306909
Thu Feb 23 2012 05:36 AM
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some have switches/pull chains. I leave the clock running but leave the light off if I run them 24/7


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Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: KZ1000] #306912
Thu Feb 23 2012 06:10 AM
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Mine stays running and lit 24/7 (no switch to turn the light off). Lets me know what time it is and allows me to see if I want to walk through the shop and not turn the overhead lights on (nightlight). Of coarse I like things when the are lighted.
Mike

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: bruzer75] #306941
Thu Feb 23 2012 08:54 AM
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Do yall's make noise when it runs? Not a bad noise but sort of a mechanical motor noise. Do you oil the gears?

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #306963
Thu Feb 23 2012 11:15 AM
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A drop of oil keeps mine going good.

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Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: coheley5] #307020
Thu Feb 23 2012 03:51 PM
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Those Pam motors eventually stop working (esp. if orig) if making noise. You can get a replacement from Waynes. My 15" Pam was loud and stopped after a couple months with limited success to oil. But those motors are mainly sealed.

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheCog] #307021
Thu Feb 23 2012 03:55 PM
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It's a very rhythmic sound. It makes like a clicking noise that slowly gets louder then goes away. Then it starts again every 3 seconds about.

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #307024
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Not sealed at all.i just replaced a gear in a square pam clock and it's been working fine.takes a little patience ,but saved the fifty bucks for a new motor.


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish] #307047
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I leave mine on all the time, but I started using the LED bulbs, 3 watts (equals 15 Watt equivalent) and they put out no heat whatsoever. I get the ones from Home Depot.

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish] #307048
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If you would like the light on the clock to turn on and off you can separate the wires in the back of the clock and add a thumb switch just to turn off the light.


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Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: gulfoilngas] #307052
Thu Feb 23 2012 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: gulfoilngas
I leave mine on all the time, but I started using the LED bulbs, 3 watts (equals 15 Watt equivalent) and they put out no heat whatsoever. I get the ones from Home Depot.

I was thinking about that but spending $30 a bulb quickly slapped some sense into my wallet laugh

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish] #307085
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really, that is good to know. I will have to look at that closer as I have another one to repair. thx.

Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish] #307086
Thu Feb 23 2012 06:35 PM
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Like Mick says, a new motor is pretty pricey. I scour the Goodwill stores and flea markets, and will buy about any household electric clock the has a "Telechron" motor, ,it will say so on the front. They are only a couple of bucks and the motors are usually interchangable. Just throw away the ones that dont work and you have a cheap replacement.


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