Doc said:Doc said:OK, this is my research so far.GMK said:I want to do this also - can post how you are doing it..
ie motor size - rpm wattage
pulley sizes and especially what RPM u think the mill should run at....
The Valley Mill should not be run over 300rpm as recommended by the manufacturer. I'm sure the BC will be similar.
You want to look for a 1/3 to 1/2 HP AC motor with the RPM around 1400. Any more than this and you will have to use multiple pulleys to gear it down.
Checkout thislink on HBD and this one in Oz for some good info.
I'll post pics etc when I get mine done.
My motor should be here end of the week (eBay), and I'm trying to find a good Oz online supplier of pulleys and v-belts now. Not having much success with that so far though.
My motor has been sitting in the shed idle. It has been one of those when I get to it projects.
Well my hand has been forced. Cracking the grain for this weekends brew tonight and the drill adaptor for my valley mill and had the internal hex part stripped due to overuse.
I busted my gut trying to get it out so I could put the handle on without success. I have scars and a broken glass to thank for my troubles too.
So I have to motorise the bastard.
Can anyone give me a great lead on a friendly place in Sydney that I can rock up to and get the pulleys and belts I need to motorise my valley mill ? Please please please.
Cheers Pedro. Went and paid them a visit this arvo. They will have the goods ready for me to pickup on Thursday, so I can brew again this weekend. Phew.Gulf Brewery said:
If only I had the time to scour old washing machine joints, I'd be on it Batz.Batz said:Doc,
I too have a Valley Mill (you know that)
Ok what you need is the motor gearbox assembly from an old Hoover Twin Tub washer , it will have the pulley already.
Just get a pulley to suit your Valley Mill , Coventrys or someplace will have one , take in the mill and show them !
Try a washer repairer for the Twin Tub
If only we were still in our old office at Alex. Thanks for the info though Dodge.dodge said:Doc
Lewis Pulleys at 200 Wyndham St. Alexandria will have pulleys and V belts to suit.
If in doubt call them on 9319 5541