William James

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William Bronson wrote:For me,  that air compressor  tank would be more valuable holding compressed air.
There are many scrapped cylindrical items that can be used in rocket stoves, but safe pressure vessels are harder to come by.



Yes, after posting this i also got the idea that maybe if I fixed the motor I could get it going again. I have a feeling the motor broke and they shoved it aside and bought one 3 times as big (their current compressor). But this one is nice and portable. And... I do have a motor that I had to get rid of on another thread:
https://permies.com/t/147363/wrong-motor#1166716

William
1 week ago
Hi Kenneth,
Thanks for the info on the shaft. As for the previous post, while i’m always open to new ideas, honestly i’ve already built two other manual container fillers but haven’t been able to bring the work time down at all. It takes about 15 minutes to make 100 containers, no matter how you slice it, since the hand motions don’t differ all that much.

Last year we were making so many we had to outsource and paid 4 cents per filled container. We ended up paying something like 12,000 euros to have a constant supply of containers.

So, you can see the need we have to automate some of the process to do a bunch without a heavy burden on people doing it.
W
1 month ago
Got this yesterday.
Only problem, how the heck do you attach something to it?
Haha
W
1 month ago

Gerry Parent wrote:Yeah, pretty small William. Looks to be about 14" diameter? Really depends on what your trying to heat and what you expect out of it.
It could also be used as a small bench bell or even used as an outer form for a heat riser if you were thinking of casting a perlite/clay one?



Good idea on using it as a riser from a brick/clay base. Thx
W
1 month ago
Just checking if people think it might be worth making an RMH from this. Thanks.
William
1 month ago
hey thanks for the advice Eliot.
William
1 month ago
I'm thinking of buying a gear-reducer or a gear motor. I honestly don't know the difference between the two or if I'd need a primary motor to run it.

I'm checking out videos on youtube and it seems a product like this would work. I need less than 60 rpms and more than 100 torque. I'm getting those values based on the fact that I need the cheese wheel thing to rotate around about once every 3 or 4 seconds, so I'm thinking 20 to 30 rpms. The torque value I got based on what an average person puts to a bicycle, so 100 newtons or whatever.

https://www.paolettiferrero.it/it/ecommerce/dettaglio/ps150-12-289-motoriduttore-epicicloidale-12v-23-14-rpm


So 50 euros for that and then I'll need a power supply unit I guess, but I know an electrician that can help with that.

I suppose another idea would be to find a gearbox that reduces the rpms (2700) down to what I need (20-30) and place it between the drill and the main shaft. But I have even less of an idea of what that would entail.

Any thoughts?
William
1 month ago
Hello everyone,
I took kenneth’s advice and went with a drill setup.
It’s still too fast and the drill overheats and smokes at the low A/C current.
I’ll post some photos.
I had to learn how to weld to get this going, so i guess that’s educational:)
William
1 month ago

Eliot Mason wrote:What in the world are you trying to do?  That motor is rated for 1.5 hp or 2hp depending on configuration - which is a LOT of force.  Spinning at 2750-2950 RPM is indeed fast (that's like power-tool, table saw fast) but it should have lots of power for anything that you can accomplish with half a bicycle!



Like i said in the original post, i bought the wrong motor😩.

The bicycle, and the seeing pedal before it are back-up ideas since I can’t find the right motor and the key shaft thing makes it even more difficult since I can’t find a keyshaft attachment.

The point of the whole project is to fill containers with potting soil, so there’s a 30cm disk that rotates (3kg) and above there’s a rotating circular lawnmower blade that should help send potting soil down the chute.
William
2 months ago
Here is the current state of the haphazard project, as you can see the length I’ve gone to to circumnavigate the motor issue. Sorry for the rotation.
William
2 months ago