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Old 09-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #781
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #782
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Maybe I will snap mine in half and give it a try. Worse thing that could happen is that I need to by magnets. The thing that kills me is that the magnets are wicked cheap but then they rape you on the shipping. A $2 magnet costs $8 to ship. That doesn't make sense.
Go to Ace Hardware that is if you have one near you and get these. They work great and the are much cheaper than they are listed here. I got 2 packs for $6 out the door and my 2" stir bar pulls a helluva cone to the bottom of the flask.



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Old 09-17-2011, 02:12 AM   #783
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I just got some from KJ magnets and let me tell you those are some strong magnets. I just have to make a trip to the hardware store and I should be done with this build some time this week!

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #784
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I thought that I would post what I bought today to build my stir plate.

I bought this fan (Comes With Fan Controler!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200020

$7.99 - $1.59 (Discount Code BTEKAJA22) + Free Shipping = $6.40

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #785
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I thought that I would post what I bought today to build my stir plate.

I bought this fan (Comes With Fan Controler!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200020

$7.99 - $1.59 (Discount Code BTEKAJA22) + Free Shipping = $6.40
This is the way to go. Not sure why more people aren't going this route. I tried the make shift power supply and fan route, but it just didn't work out for me.

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Edit: I bought a fan off Amazon.com it uses USB for power do your don't need some special 12V power supply.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mo...6532445&sr=1-1

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:30 PM   #786
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This is the way to go. Not sure why more people aren't going this route. I tried the make shift power supply and fan route, but it just didn't work out for me.

-=Jason=-

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Edit: I bought a fan off Amazon.com it uses USB for power do your don't need some special 12V power supply.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mo...6532445&sr=1-1

I just used bits and bobs I already had laying around except a $4.99 case fan I bought new locally at a shop I drive past daily anyway so no shipping cost. I have substantially more spare 12v power supplies laying around (although I used a multi-voltage power supply I had laying around) than special 5v ones with USB sockets and I don't do my starters in the office with my computer so that is why I didn't go that route.

The important thing is there are more ways to skin this cat then there are cats and everyone should do what works for them.

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:54 PM   #787
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mredge73
I thought that I would post what I bought today to build my stir plate.

I bought this fan (Comes With Fan Controler!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200020

$7.99 - $1.59 (Discount Code BTEKAJA22) + Free Shipping = $6.40
so do you just pick up a 12v power adapter like this one and hard wire that puppy? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812125018

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:30 PM   #788
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I just used bits and bobs I already had laying around except a $4.99 case fan I bought new locally at a shop I drive past daily anyway so no shipping cost. I have substantially more spare 12v power supplies laying around (although I used a multi-voltage power supply I had laying around) than special 5v ones with USB sockets and I don't do my starters in the office with my computer so that is why I didn't go that route.

The important thing is there are more ways to skin this cat then there are cats and everyone should do what works for them.
I guess I wasn't as fortunate. The fans I had on hand burnt out, none of my power supplies would turn the fans I had. When I did find a combo that worked the slowest setting was still way to fast

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Old 10-01-2011, 07:46 AM   #789
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Just built one today. OP saved me about $110 from what the LHBS was selling them at.

I did have to monkey with the magnets a bit. Ended up using both the magnets I salvaged from the old HDD.

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #790
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I think speed can be almost anything so long as the magnets are strong enough. My old plate would go full speed once I got it balanced. It was 2900ish rpm in the case so with weight it was probably 2500+. My current had an external rpm control but the base fan is slower (2400rpm) which is fine cause I didn't have anymore scsi drive magnets. It will turn full speed (shows 1920-1960ish) but I still don't have it remotely balanced. It will also turn without throwing containers up to about 7/16ths thick without losing the bar which is good because the fan doesn't seem to be adjustable.

 
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