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motor for tumbler

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by marc.collin, May 11, 2019.

  1. Charles2

    Charles2 Manta Ray

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    This may seem a bit silly, but...……...

    Find a Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target, Kroger or some other store that uses belt driven checkouts at the front end. Every so often, they will do a remodel and replace those checklanes. The motor that drives the checklane belt is perfect for a DIY tank tumbler. If you ask, they will probably give you the motor just to get you to haul off the checklane.
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Probably the best idea in this thread!
     
  3. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

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    Check the manufacturer's specs on a commercial tumbler, then find a similar motor.
     
  4. Externet

    Externet Nassau Grouper

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    There is clothesdryers dumped daily by the dozen at $0. Belt included. Gas heater ones almost ensures motor runs at 120VAC; electric heating types probably too.
     
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