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Old 07-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Will a 1/2 hp sump pump work on a barley crusher?

I was looking at motors and came across a 1/2 HP Sears motor from a pedestal sump pump. Runs at 1725 rpms and I was going to reduce by 10:1. Do dump pumps work on the bc.


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Old 07-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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Absolutely.


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Old 08-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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How would you mount the motor. It has no base or anything to bolt it to. Does have 4 threaded rods that run thru the motor length wise.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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How would you mount the motor. It has no base or anything to bolt it to. Does have 4 threaded rods that run thru the motor length wise.
Your motor has no base whatsoever? Hmn..

My best guess would be some zip ties!

Or, take 2 10 inch lengths of 2x4 and make an L-joint. Find some screws long enough to go through the motor length-wise like you stated to secure it against the upright segment of the joined 2x4s. Then bolt the bottom length flush to your surface.

Ta-daa!
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I wondered if a windshield wiper motor would work?
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Guess what, the motor turn COUNTER clock wise...... Any easy fixes??? I know I could turn it around so the motor and the BC face each other but..... I just wont feel good about it...
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a possible problem might be the bearings, usually the bearings in centrifugal pump motors aren't very robust and aren't designed to take side loads..
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Guess what, the motor turn COUNTER clock wise...... Any easy fixes??? I know I could turn it around so the motor and the BC face each other but..... I just wont feel good about it...
There's a pretty good chance you just reverse the polarities to the motor. If you can open it up, switch the black + red wires. This will make it spin in the other direction!


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