Tumbler question

Submitted by Pete on 12/14/05 at 9:05 PM. ( )

I have just build a 4' diameter tumbler out of plywood. Does anyone have any idea on what size of motor it would take to turn it?

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a big one

This response submitted by me on 12/14/05 at 9:13 PM. ( )

a big one


This response submitted by ej on 12/14/05 at 9:21 PM. ( . )

depends on your gearing reduction. i'd try for at least a 1/2. i'm using a 1/3 replacement motor cause it was free. it's working fine if i don't get to enthusiastic with the load.

I will ask a question for this one.

This response submitted by jrosbor on 12/15/05 at 6:11 PM. ( huntersdream3x@hotmail.com )

Ever seen the motor they use in a dryer? It is like 1/8 hp and spins 50lbs of wet cloths just fine. Mine has a 1hp motor on it and it's a 6 footer. Joe

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