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Mirilis 03-07-2008 11:27 PM

$5 Stirplate
Our fairgrounds had a model train show and i was able to pick up the transformer for 3 bucks, spent 1 buck on a 5/8ths dowel rod from walmart, and 1 buck for the 7 by 7 plexiglass.

the other plexiglas piece i had and i put it all together with hot glue. The magnets and fan came from my old comp, and the 3 inch bolts came from the garage.

what do you think? This was my first do it yourself project.. next is a counterflow chiller


Mirilis 03-07-2008 11:27 PM


Brew-boy 03-07-2008 11:32 PM

I just pull those thin magnets out of a hard drive like the ones you have. To me they seem very weak compared to the rare earth magnets I have on my homemade stir plate. Let me know if they do work gfor you.

RadicalEd 03-08-2008 02:23 AM

Hmmm? My hard drive magnets look like those, and all hard drive magnets are rare earth magnets.

Looks good, Mirlis. Can we get a pron vortex shot? :D

Mirilis 03-08-2008 12:23 PM

sure, ill post one as soon as my stirbar and flasks come in. I will have to adjust the fan up or down on the 4 bolts to achive best result then ill hot glue it and the transformer to the base and be complete. I just cant find a place that sell teflon coated stirbars, and i want one now and not in a week if i order it off the net

Brew-boy 03-08-2008 12:30 PM

I have see both style of magnets from hard drives, what I was referring to was the thickness. I have seen thin and thick versions. The recent hard drive I took apart had the really thin ones and it was not very strong.

Boar Beer 04-21-2009 07:16 PM

Why cant i see the picture of the stir plate

springer 04-21-2009 07:32 PM

I can't see the picture either

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