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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2011, 07:29:34 PM »
I ordered my parts today.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2011, 07:51:05 PM »
I milled my grain on the motorized mill.
It took 3 min and 25 sec to mill 10 lb of grain.

How long it will take me to mill 300 lb?   :)
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2011, 05:35:56 PM »
OK, just saw this thread revisited, and in the meantime I did this:



And as it just so happened, today I added an on/off switch in a box between the motor and the mill. Running over tho the outlet to pull the plug was a little too much.... plus it could be a safety issue.

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I milled my grain on the motorized mill.
It took 3 min and 25 sec to mill 10 lb of grain.

How long it will take me to mill 300 lb?

A long time....
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2011, 04:12:17 PM »
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.

 hehehe....place I used to work at installing air conditiong, when we tore the old condensers out, we use to like to pull the caps out, then discharge them on some poor unsuspecting saps butt! Good times. good times....
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2011, 06:16:53 PM »
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.

 hehehe....place I used to work at installing air conditiong, when we tore the old condensers out, we use to like to pull the caps out, then discharge them on some poor unsuspecting saps butt! Good times. good times....

Don't do that to me..... it may lead to intense pain on your part..... ;D
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2011, 08:52:35 PM »
Any update hokerer?

I know lots of other people have used this motor successfully... I'd wouldn't mind another review before ordering it, though.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2011, 04:26:52 AM »
I have the same motor, it works fine.
Fill the hopper, start the motor, mill the grain!
All good!
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2011, 07:15:21 AM »
I was also thinking of getting a Monster Mill 2.0 (2" rollers), but with this motor I might want to stick with the 1.5" rollers.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2011, 10:58:22 AM »
Well, I'm trusting you guys and went ahead and bit the bullet...

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I also noticed that the couplings you got were only rated for 28 lb-in of torque, which is less than the motor is rated for.  Wondering if this will cause any problems...
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2011, 12:26:48 PM »
Maybe yes & maybe no...
I believe it all depends on whether you want to break couplings, or burn motors.

But, I've been wrong, before.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2011, 01:38:45 PM »
Maybe yes & maybe no...
I believe it all depends on whether you want to break couplings, or burn motors.

But, I've been wrong, before.

They have some rated for higher torque at McMaster, I might just go with those.  Still contemplating whether to try the MM 2.0 or just go with the 1.5" rollers...
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2011, 07:01:00 AM »
The buna-n spiders(black) are rated at 26 in/lbs.  The urethane spiders(blue)  are rated at 39 in/lbs.  Those are the ones I bought.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2011, 10:49:27 AM »
I took a photo of my mill yesterday.  It's a JSP with an extended hopper that holds about 20# of malt.  It is powered by a reclaimed 12 volt tread mill motor that runs off a Miata battery.  It's not pretty, but it works well.  It is very slow, but that's what I wanted.
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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2011, 08:35:32 AM »
So I bought the motor (177.7 rpm version) and it works great.  No problems with a monster mill 2-roller.  I did buy the larger lovejoy couplings rated for 40 in-lb of torque at McMaster:

6408K123    Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub 3/8" Bore, 1-23/64" OD, without Keyway    $3.62   
6408K712    Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub 1/2" Bore, 1-23/64" OD, with Keyway       $3.62
6408K73    Buna-N Spider for 1-23/64" Outside Diameter Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub   $2.15


I wired it up with a combination single pole / 3 way switch so I can reverse it if necessary, but I haven't had a jam yet.

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2011, 07:49:21 AM »
What did you use for the bracket to mount the motor?