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Old 08-11-2006, 01:11 AM   #51
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Absolutely. I'll probably skip listing these on eBay and contact each of you directly.

UPS says I should have the parts tomorrow. Guess it'll be a busy weekend!
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:49 PM   #52
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Hey Yuri, If I sent you the parts, would you mind soldering it together properly? I followed the diagram and can't get it to work for $#%^. What pisses me off more is the fact I work at HP with engineers and they can't help because they never work with through hole components and don't understand how it should be assembled. We're talking EE's here. Useless.
I have already partially assembled it in the box, just don't have something wired right. When I plug it in, the Voltage reg heats up, but the fan doesn't spin.

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We're talking EE's here. Useless.

Screw the EEs, give it to a tech
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Old 08-13-2006, 06:29 AM   #54
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UPDATE!

I made the first of the stirplates I've offered to put together for anyone who can scrape up about $40. I may not get to all of them this weekend, but I have a few days off next week. I'll be in touch!

Here's a couple of pics:

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Yuri,

Those look great. Thanks for your time & effort on this.

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Yuri,

What size stir bar do you think this could use? Would a 50mm stir bar work or should we stick with the 25mm?

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What size stir bar do you think this could use? Would a 50mm stir bar work or should we stick with the 25mm?
The pictures were taken with a 2" stir bar (50mm). I successfully tested it with several sizes, ranging from 1/2" (12mm) to 2" (50mm).

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Mine spins fine with the 2" stirbar in water however, in wort it tends to throw the 2" bar a lot. Because of this, I usually use a 1 3/8" bar. This is in a 2000 ml flask.

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The last starter I made was with the 2" bar. Worked quite well. See pics in my gallery. Perhaps I used stronger magnets than MrSalty (to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for posting the detailed plans!).

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For those who thought I forgot about the stirplate project...I haven't! Just got a little busy around the house. Taking some much needed vacation from work for the next couple of weeks, so I'm slowly but surely getting these things done. Here's a couple of pictures of the progress:

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