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Bee Hive building & a place to share howto's on equipment
 #7122  by Steve 1972
 13 May 2020, 17:28
Steve 1972 wrote:
13 May 2020, 17:27
Steve 1972 wrote:
13 May 2020, 17:25
Japey Edge wrote:
13 May 2020, 16:36
As I have the same extractor as you Steve, and using my cordless drill was interesting, I am all up for making this modification.
You are better of changing from the drill..it did not work for me and you are still tied up holding the drill..with the motor added you are hands free to uncap more frames while it is spinning.

Here is a better picture of the base i made with the castors added..the extra height allows me to easily place a 10L bucket under the gate valve where as before i had to lift the full thing onto a wooden box..a 25L still will not fit but a few 3in chocks under the castors will do the trick..

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 #7175  by DianeBees
 16 May 2020, 13:28
stechad wrote:
13 May 2020, 16:24
Ta Steve,
Ya nearly got the picture Lol.
Never thought of a mobility scooter motor....have to look into this
Just sent this link to my husband as we currently have a mobility scooter knocking about somewhere.
 #7188  by Steve 1972
 16 May 2020, 20:41
DianeBees wrote:
16 May 2020, 13:28
Just sent this link to my husband as we currently have a mobility scooter knocking about somewhere.
Don't forget Diane these motors are 24V but run ok with a 12v power supply..if you think the motor needs more power two batteries can be used and if wired correctly the two of them will give out 24v of power..it is really easy to do if need be.
 #7298  by stechad
 22 May 2020, 11:40
Steve1972

Look what you done now, misses wants a word with you!
Just waiting for a flexible coupling and need to make a bracket.
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