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
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.
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