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Old 02-21-2014, 04:18 AM   #1
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Just got a stir bar for my homemade stir plate. Before that I tried a some homemade stir bars. Everything I have tried just grown tho. It stays on at the very beginning when it starts slow. Is there a way to slow down my fan even more to keep it from getting thrown?


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Old 02-21-2014, 04:22 AM   #2
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is it just on/off with no way to vary the speed?


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No I have a rheostat but even the slowest speed throws it


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is it just on/off with no way to vary the speed?

No I have a rheostat on it but even the slowest speed throws it


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how long is the bar? try various sizes. i had the same thing happen with a stir plate i bought so i bought a 3 pack of bars and one of them worked.
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How long is your stir bar? I used to have the same problem with the smaller size...but not with the bigger
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Does it have a dial on it? Mine goes from on then one full spin around. Anything more than half way is way to fast for mine. Also is your starter in a flask or maybe something with a slightly curved bottom? That will mess things up real quick..

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how long is the bar? try various sizes. i had the same thing happen with a stir plate i bought so i bought a 3 pack of bars and one of them worked.

I got the 1" cause every review I read on the 2" said it always got thrown


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I got the 1" cause every review I read on the 2" said it always got thrown


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i don't know what i'm talking about but i think there is some kind of relationship between the length of the magnet and the length of the stir bar.
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I got the 1" cause every review I read on the 2" said it always got thrown


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Hmmm, I had the opposite problem. Try getting the longer one, I'd bet it would work for you.


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