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  1. #1
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    Sep 2003
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    Temecula, CA
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    What to do with an old extractor...?

    Below is a link to some picts. of what I did to rehab. an old Ohio Churn Company galvanized 4-frame extractor. I enjoy tinkering (call it therapy) so the hours were well worth it.

    http://www.merrilland.net/honeyhouse3.htm

    I stripped all of the old green paint off of it and coated the entire extractor with Cam-cote. Then I took off the old hand crank and replaced it with an oak top bar and fitted it with a large pulley. I then mounted a 1/4 horse power motor to a hinged apparatus outfitted with a 5-star turn knob to achieve belt tension. Finally, I topped it off with a Grizzly magnetic on/off motor switch. Walla...it works pretty slick.

    Since the extractor and the motor were free, I only spent money on the cam-cote and the motor switch.

    Kurt

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    worthington pa usa
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    Great setup kurt!
    I have a simmular set up, Mine runs about 450 rpm {basket shaft speed}.How many rpm is yours?

  3. #3
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    Sep 2003
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    Temecula, CA
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    I think that the formula goes something like this?

    (1725rpm motor X 1.5" dia motor pulley)/ 8" dia drive pulley = 323rpm

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