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Old 07-11-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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After weeks of getting stuff together I finally got my Barley Crusher motorized. I got the motor from surpluscenter.com. https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...=1&item=5-1098 its 177 rpm (although I havent measured it) and 40 in*lbs of torque. I used lovejoy coupler to connect to mill. The motor has 1/2" shaft and the mill is 3/8" shaft. I did test run with 2 lbs of grain and it did start up with the grain already in the hopper, but I will have to see after I get 12+ lbs of grain in it.



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Old 07-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Very Nice!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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sweet and a good price on the motor too. thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:32 AM   #4
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Pretty cool. I keep thinking about motorizing mine but I just don't seem to get around to it.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:38 AM   #5
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This last brew session yesterday, I tried out my 18V cordless drill on my BC....no chance whatsoever. I may as well have hooked it up to a hamster wheel.

I figure at least I get some exercise at the start of every brew day. I still want to build something like this, though.

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:41 AM   #6
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Nicely done. I would wire in a reverse switch if I were you. At some point it will jam and you will need to reverse it. I did the same job with my BC and a beefy bodine motor and absolutely love it. One of my most worthwhile DIY projects.

 
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I wanted to have a switch for forward and reverse but I wasn't sure how to wire up a switch for forward and another switch for reverse.
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I wanted to have a switch for forward and reverse but I wasn't sure how to wire up a switch for forward and another switch for reverse.

Looking at the wiring diagram, wouldn't you just wire one switch up to the blue, and the other to the black? I think a 3-position switch would be better, though, so you couldn't accidentally switch on both at the same time.

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:47 AM   #9
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good Job, looks good.

just what I am looking for to run my barley crusher.

A 3-way switch looks like it would work fine and would be simple to wire.

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:32 AM   #10
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Here is a link to the wiring diagram I used:

http://www.lamabrewery.com/the_mill.htm

I just wired in a 3 way switch to get my forward and reverse.

 
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