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 Post subject: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Thanks to all who made suggestions and especially to code and bcmaui, without whose expert help I wouldn't have been able to make this thing work:

I added a junction box and rocker switch. Now all the connections are hidden and the mill runs in forward or reverse at the touch of a switch.

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It was suggested that the mill would produce a lot of dust. I added a dust collection system. We'll see how effective it is. Might need more work.

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Here is the complete rig. I'm really happy with the way it came out. It mills grain like nobody's business.

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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:16 pm 
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Nice, looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:34 pm 
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That's it. I'm stealing your ideas. Nice work, brotha.


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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:08 am 
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Parts list and sources would be a good idea. I'd like to do this to my barley crusher at some point down the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:03 am 
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Mylo wrote:
That's it. I'm stealing your ideas. Nice work, brotha.


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I think we just steal it, next year when we all flock to the bay area. I'll kick in the door you make off with the loot!


That's a nice looking rig Brotha, great job.


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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:34 am 
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Looks pissa!
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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:09 am 
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ukbrewer wrote:
Parts list and sources would be a good idea.

Jeezus. OK. :roll:



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The cart was $65.00, new and I found it on craigslist. It is an off-brand (actually no brand, that I can see) and was sold by a guy with a warehouse full of off-brand crap. Search for "utility cart".

The motor is a GE gearmotor from surpluscenter.com. Here is a link:
https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp? ... tem=5-1074

The motor mounting "L" brackets are of 1/8" flat bar that I bent and drilled myself.

The Lovejoy spider coupler is aluminum and came from Grainger. The motor side is 1/2" and the mill side is 3/8". Here is a link:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/pr ... L1=Lovejoy

The upper fitting for the dust collection system is an 8" round grate from Ace Hardware. Similar to this:
http://doitbest.com/Sump+pumps-National ... 429309.dib

The sleeve part of the dust collection system was cut from a 3" Drain-Sleeve found at Home Depot. Here is a link:
http://www.carriff.com/Products/drain-sleeve.htm

The lower fitting is part of a "Dryer Dock" quick disconnect, also found at Home Depot:
http://www.ventpro.org/

The junction box is non-conductive plastic, 4"X4"X2", found at Home Depot and is similar to this:
http://vynckierenclosures.thomasnet.com ... s?&seo=110

The switch came from Ace Hardware, is a DPDT On-Off-On rocker. Similar to this:
http://www.wiringproducts.com/contents/en-us/p506.html

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 Post subject: Re: Motorized Barley Crusher modification pix
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:29 am 
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Awesome. I think I need to make one of these.

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