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#306892 - Thu Feb 23 2012 12:33 AM Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7?
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
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)


Edited by iceCREAMguy (Thu Feb 23 2012 12:36 AM)

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#306898 - Thu Feb 23 2012 04:46 AM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
If I want to use it to tell time, then yeah, I leave it running. lol- I dont plug all of them in though.

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#306907 - Thu Feb 23 2012 06:16 AM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: JimT]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Is there a way to turn the lights off without takin the bulb out?

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#306909 - Thu Feb 23 2012 06:36 AM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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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#306912 - Thu Feb 23 2012 07:10 AM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: KZ1000]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
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

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#306941 - Thu Feb 23 2012 09:54 AM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: bruzer75]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Do yall's make noise when it runs? Not a bad noise but sort of a mechanical motor noise. Do you oil the gears?

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#306963 - Thu Feb 23 2012 12:15 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
A drop of oil keeps mine going good.


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#307020 - Thu Feb 23 2012 04:51 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: coheley5]
TheCog Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Aug 10 2010
Loc: Ohio, USA
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.

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#307021 - Thu Feb 23 2012 04:55 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheCog]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
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.

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#307024 - Thu Feb 23 2012 05:10 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
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.
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#307047 - Thu Feb 23 2012 06:06 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish]
gulfoilngas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Aug 25 2011
Loc: Ohio Valley
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.

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#307048 - Thu Feb 23 2012 06:10 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
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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#307052 - Thu Feb 23 2012 06:21 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: gulfoilngas]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
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

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#307085 - Thu Feb 23 2012 07:31 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish]
TheCog Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Aug 10 2010
Loc: Ohio, USA
really, that is good to know. I will have to look at that closer as I have another one to repair. thx.

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#307086 - Thu Feb 23 2012 07:35 PM Re: Should you leave a Pam clock running 24/7? [Re: oldnfuelish]
cmeon66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 10 2006
Loc: Clinton, Illinois, U S A
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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