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Old 10-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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Thanks! I figured mine out with a little bit of thought. The metal plates the magnets were adhered to had mounting holes that I could drive a correctly sized bolt through to break the seal and the magnets hold to the metal beneath.

Awesome tutorial. This might get build this weekend.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:49 PM   #12
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Just be careful using that method as the magnets will break easily if you apply too much force through them. Hitting them from the side works every time.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:51 PM   #13
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As for the stir bar, my LHBS only had a 1" bar. I'm waiting to get my 2" bar to test it out with that one... With the 1", it spun quite well, however I'd like to pull the cone further down the flask, which should be easy with a 2".

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Old 10-29-2008, 10:01 PM   #14
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:18 PM   #15
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #16
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One change i would make to your wiring is to connect the middle terminal on the Potentiometer to the unused one. all this would do is allow the stir plate to function if the Potentiometer fails. It would run with no resistance - AKA full speed

I am having trouble getting my fan placed in my housing, the fan has a bit of give to them so it pulls up and hits the inside of my case. I'm sure ill figure it out at some point.

Thanks for the build instructions

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #17
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Is the fan from a computer? If you look at my pictures, using the 8/32 or 10/32 bolts should keep it from moving around. If you are using a similiar project enclosure, I would suggest drilling out the hole pattern in the aluminum plate to give some more rigidity to your enclosure and fan.

Good luck with the project!

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:55 PM   #18
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Thanks alot for your specific instructions. Just finished mine and the stir plate works like a charm. Only thing I did differently was tinker with the height of the fan.

Again thank you for you patient and your dedication to share information.

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The fan placement will always vary depending on where you get your magnets from. Glad to hear it worked out for you!

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:27 PM   #20
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Prosted and a vote for sticky material!

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