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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011, 03:53:46 PM »
I have that motor run through a 3 way switch on my barley crusher and it is top notch.  I have only had to use the reverse to clear a jam once and it worked like a charm. 
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011, 06:42:17 AM »
dcbd - I've got the same motor that the OP referenced on order.
How did you wire it up so that you could reverse the motor?
Can you put up a schematic?
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2011, 12:53:36 PM »
dcbd - I've got the same motor that the OP referenced on order.
How did you wire it up so that you could reverse the motor?
Can you put up a schematic?

I decided to turn it over to an electrician for fear of the capacitor.  :o

But I gave him the diagram from the second page of this thread on the Brewing Network Forum.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16479
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 06:38:57 AM »
Thanks for the link!
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011, 04:45:04 PM »
I have that same one. It works like a charm. It's not about speed its about quality. If it takes
me two more minutes to mill my grain so be it.

No problems with startup?  That is, does it have enough oomph to get going if you load the hopper and then start it up?  Sometimes, with my current drill, I need to get things spinning before dumping in the grain, especially with Rye Malt.

Oh, and nice setup.  That's just about exactly what I'm looking to do.

Thanks. and it starts grinding right away. Fully loaded hopper and it takes. that Artisanmaui link was where I
got the info and built mine. Not exactly how he had it but more suited to my style. I havent tried it with rye
yet but we'll see. I got the grainger parts as described by the site as well. I am just glad that from now on
the only "wear and tear" will be on a part designed to take it, and be easily replaced, if needed that is.



Edited for spelling, aesthetics.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 04:48:28 PM by rabid_dingo »
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2011, 06:36:18 PM »
Hmmm, is that supposed to start up without a capacitor?

I have one of these sitting around...... 1930's Hobart..... Having a hard time finding the attachments which would make it a valuable collectors item.... Have been thinking about putting a pully on it in the mean time.....

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2011, 06:46:24 PM »
Hmmm, is that supposed to start up without a capacitor?

The motor we're talking about comes with a capacitor (run, not start, though, I think).  Big honking thing at that (like 2" x 3" x 6").
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 06:51:13 PM »
OK..... I thought that capacitors were for starting only, I mean, they shoot their load and they are done.... right?
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2011, 06:59:39 PM »
OK..... I thought that capacitors were for starting only, I mean, they shoot their load and they are done.... right?

No, depending on the motor design, it might use a start capacitor or a run (actually start/run) capacitor.  Here's a decent explanation...
http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=1223
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2011, 07:18:59 PM »
Interesting, learnt something today. Thanks.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2011, 09:40:34 AM »
One thing I gathered when I was researching this subject is that the capacitor was definitely something you do not want to touch when things are operating.  Mine is housed in a large junction box.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2011, 09:58:08 AM »
Yes, that I knew.... not only that, they can hold their load for a while after disconnecting the supply..... so anytime you mess with them, disconnect and then wait a few minutes.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2011, 06:50:17 PM »
I have that same one. It works like a charm. It's not about speed its about quality. If it takes
me two more minutes to mill my grain so be it.

No problems with startup?  That is, does it have enough oomph to get going if you load the hopper and then start it up?  Sometimes, with my current drill, I need to get things spinning before dumping in the grain, especially with Rye Malt.

Oh, and nice setup.  That's just about exactly what I'm looking to do.

Thanks. and it starts grinding right away. Fully loaded hopper and it takes. that Artisanmaui link was where I
got the info and built mine. Not exactly how he had it but more suited to my style. I havent tried it with rye
yet but we'll see. I got the grainger parts as described by the site as well. I am just glad that from now on
the only "wear and tear" will be on a part designed to take it, and be easily replaced, if needed that is.

Edited for spelling, aesthetics.

I brewed the Denny Conn Rye beer on Friday. The Rye milled just fine. No issues.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2011, 07:35:48 PM »
I brewed the Denny Conn Rye beer on Friday. The Rye milled just fine. No issues.

Excellent, thanks.  If that motor handles Rye fine, it'll handle anything.  Just about got all the parts I need so it might be the project for this coming weekend.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2011, 08:38:19 PM »
I am interested.
I think I will be buying the same stuff what you did.
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