From the HBD Archive
From: harrism@dg-rtp.dg.com (Mike Harris)
Subject: MALTMILL Motor
Date: 1992-04-15 15:08:35 GMT

|> >Also by by stepping up to 1/2 hp, one could start the mill with grains in
|> the hopper.
|>
|> I have been told that as little as 1/6 hp will do the trick. I put the 1/2
|> hp motor from my belt sander on one and it scared the hell out of me.

If the initial load is the problem, and 1/6 hp will sustain operation
then a capacitor start motor may do the trick. They're designed
for high torque start up. Perhaps a small one from a dead fridge
or other suitable donor could be used.

regards,

Mike Harris - KM4UL harrism@dg-rtp.dg.com
Data General Corporation {world}!mcnc!rti!dg-rtp!harrism
Research Triangle Park, NC

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