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Old 03-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #41
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So who has the guts to turn this into a grain mill?

http://treasuretrovesonline.com/prog...Equipment&1074

Maybe Rob has the horsepower to do so?

 
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:01 AM   #42
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Hmmm 230 seems right on as far as looking at the crush. I am sure slower would be better ther is no doubt, I will agree with you on that. But for the price, less than $70 for the gear box and the motor, brotha' I am loving it. We fired it up last night 10# a min and the crush looks WOW out of this world killer. We have been fighting the other grain mill we had for 5-6 months because I couldn't afford the parts to slow the damn thing down. Then my best friend DC (photohand here on HBT) found this killer combo. All I had to do is build a sleeve that went from 7/8 to 5/8 key one side and drill and tap some sets in the other and I was on my way. I will be at the store tomorrow I will snap a few photos and post up.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:48 AM   #43
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Keep those 841 oilite bushing oiled, they can suck up the oil from the outside ends of the mills bushings like a sponge. Just don't let them run dry or over oil them.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:15 AM   #44
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So, what are you guys using for the rollers?
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:05 AM   #45
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LOL... so far I have acquired no cost in the build. The motor I had lying around in the garage, cabinet and counter top came out of my buddies kitchen, and the pulley was given to me by neighbor.

I figured I would give it a shot and if the pulley starts to cause issues I'll spend the $24 for a zinc die cast 10". But so far so good.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:26 AM   #46
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okay after much research and a nice score on bulk trash day last week (for the stand)....and I had the motor and capacitor from awhile ago.... I built this today...


 
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:48 AM   #47
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vincemash looking good

With a small safety guard around the motor coupling, it would be a perfect setup.
Remember the guard is to protect the other i***t not you.

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Old 04-10-2010, 01:55 PM   #48
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vincemash looking good

With a small safety guard around the motor coupling, it would be a perfect setup.
Remember the guard is to protect the other i***t not you.

Cheers,
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Thanks......maybe in time i'll put in a safety guard.

Another question, has anyone wired this motor with a start capacitor? In doing some tests it works great as long as you start the motor before adding grain, if you add grain first the motor does not have the torque required to get going. I was thinking of wiring in a 108-130 MFD motor start capacitor (in parallel with the motor run cap) and put in a push button switch to activate it when needed....has anyone done this?

 
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:59 AM   #49
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Another question, has anyone wired this motor with a start capacitor? In doing some tests it works great as long as you start the motor before adding grain, if you add grain first the motor does not have the torque required to get going. I was thinking of wiring in a 108-130 MFD motor start capacitor (in parallel with the motor run cap) and put in a push button switch to activate it when needed....has anyone done this?
I answered my own question and put in the additional motor start cap and wired it to an additional "turbo" button (momentary on push button switch).... not that I will ever need it but its nice to know its there as I tend to over engineer everything I do...


Filled the hopper with wheat last week and the motor wouldn't budge.....a quick push of the "turbo" button and it started right up.....more pics in my original post #52

 
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:47 AM   #50
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