What to do, what to do

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Postby DriftingRz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:16 am

i got nothing else to do really, and i killed the vacuum, so i got the engine out, and what are some ideas for projects or something to do with the motor,

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yea im probaly gonna clean it up alot more tomorrow when i can turn some tools on and its not 2am
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Postby c0mpl3x » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:35 am

110vac = worthless.

can't build a gen, or a portable motor. relatively LOW horsepower (like 1/10hp), and probably bushed shafts with slop in them.

but they make a nice paperweight
8)
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Postby DriftingRz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:39 am

so its useless, i know theres got to be some use
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Postby DK » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:53 am

Josh,

It's not <i>entirely</i> useless...

Try putting a puley on the shaft and see what you can drive with a belt. Or maybe use it as the up/down adjustment on a potato launcher stand? Maybe the right/left adjustment? Heh, the only downside is you have to be near a power source, though.... =/

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Postby Darth Tater » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:14 am

im kinda with pl3x


the shafts are probably running in bushings, not bearings... unless its an old vacuum. meaning that they probably have some slop... so anything decently precision is out...


also, 110 volts, and low horsepower most likely....


just looking at it says a lot... open like that, says it isnt a performance machine... its not built to be put on something that doesnt have some sort of cover over it...


now if it was a 24VDC 6.5HP beastly motor, then you have something...


otherwise... dunno...


as for uses, besides a paper weight, make a stand and shroud for it, and use it as a bench grinder hahaha.


EDIT:

also, you can get variable voltage controls (high current draw dimmer switch basically) that will allow you to adjust the RPM of it... so that may be of some use depending on what you do end up using it for.
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Postby DriftingRz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:16 am

would it work for a grinder?

i got the cover peice i just ripped it off so i could get pic
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Postby Darth Tater » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:19 am

it may... its a little big for a bench grinder, but it's free, so who cares...


it probably has enough HP to grind some stuff... if not, get a nice sized fan blade setup, and hook it to it, make a custom shroud for the blades, and the motor, and put in your room.... add in a variable control. and voila... high power industrial personal cooling device.;)8):D


just dont make the shroud out of a lousy material that you can stick your hand through still[:0]:?[:p]

EDIT: spelling errors
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Postby kozak6 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:20 pm

I think you should build a Van de Graaf generator. That'd be pretty sweet.
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Postby Freefall » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:26 pm

Does anyone else think that first picture looks like a gargoyle at first glance?

(I need to stop making so many off-topic posts)
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Postby draculon » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:30 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Freefall
[br]Does anyone else think that first picture looks like a gargoyle at first glance?

(I need to stop making so many off-topic posts)
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I also thought that... just didn't have the balls to post about it.:evil:
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