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Old 03-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default What to look for in an elec motor (grain mill)

What should I be looking for in an electric motor for powering my grain mill?

Barley Crusher (dual adj, two roller)

HP?
RPM?
What else?

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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I re-purposed a pedestal style Sump pump motor that had a bad actuator switch. 1/2 HP, 3/8" drive shaft, 1200rpm, already wired for 110V, and cheap (mine was free, but others should be easy and cheap to find)
with a 1.5" pulley on the drive shaft and a 10" sheave on the mill, it works fantastically well. Just an idea.

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Very interesting, been looking to upgrade my sump pump for this spring anyway... hmmmm.

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You want to make sure your motor spins in the right direction, or can be wired to run in either direction. Otherwise, the mounting configuration gets a little tricky. (ask me how I know)

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