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12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: Taylor Nelson (---.rstr.qwest.net)
Date: October 07, 2018 04:26PM

Looking at getting a new dryer for my rods and I can't decide what one would be best to buy. I have a 40 rpm now and I want something a little slower and have the option of a 12 or 16 rpm motor. I'm using flex coat high build on my rods. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 07, 2018 05:11PM

Taylor

I would go to the 16 rpm motor. The 12 rpm can be the fall back if you still want to go slower. I use Original Flex coat and turn with a 10 rpm motor.

Another suggestion is to use a DC motor and try various speeds until you reach a speed that suits your needs.

Have Fun
John

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 07, 2018 06:09PM

I use 4 - 9 rpm drying motors, but it does not make a lot of difference. They all work, I just like slow speeds for drying, and fast speeds for applying.
John is correct in saying that a variable speed DC mother gives you the option of slowing down or speeding up, they are the best of two worlds. I have one that goes from 0 to 45 rpms. You can apply epoxy and dry using the same motor..
Norm

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 07, 2018 06:17PM

Taylor,
Go with the DC gear motor and variable speed so that you can go from 0- max rpm.

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 07, 2018 06:46PM

The viscosity of rod finishes is an unpublished mystery. Here in my garage in Florida I look for the thickest finish I can find for nine months out of the year, while I looked for the thinest finish I could find when building rods in my unheated basement in central New York State. Regardless, you should consider ambient temperature when selecting the epoxy you use .

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 07, 2018 07:06PM

18 RPM is the general all-around drying speed. Works very well with all the various finishes and different viscosities. So 16 should be fine.

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Re: 12 or 16 RPM dryer motor
Posted by: David Parsons (---.s16300.c3-0.drf-cbr1.atw-drf.pa.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: October 07, 2018 07:33PM

in the new mud hole mailer there is a variable speed dry 1 to 45 rpm on page 37

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