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Old 11-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Got plenty of bits and assembled stir plate but not grabbing bar well sometimes it does just even with very little clearance between fan and jar, real earth magnets purchased are Duratool Rare Earth Magnets 3mm x 12mm , looking at them thought they would be larger enough, looking around websites have found magnets mentioned with different pull rates, just wondered what everyone else was using


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Old 11-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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I use rare earth magnets that I got out of a hard drive....very little clearance, as well. I can't spin them too fast or the stir bar flies off (I think I should have purchased the shorter stir bar), but I can spin it fast enough to matter. Maybe you need to slow it down. Also, I cut a hole in the top of the stir plate above the magnets so the only thing between them and the stir bar is glass.
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