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Old 29th March 2009, 10:24 PM   #101
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I'm considering buying one of these cleaners: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290305926669
I'm wondering if this would be big enough or whether I need the 6 litre size. How big is the one you are using?

I hope you can post a picture - Where it says 'Attach file' at the bottom of the page you just click on 'Choose File' and then select your jpg or whatever.
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Old 30th March 2009, 12:51 AM   #102
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Hi guys, i am located in Canada and i have started building a ultrasonic record cleaner. Ordered the ultrasonic unit today and thought i would share a good source for motors for the rotation of the albums. They are available in rpms from 1 -300 and only cost $25 US. http://www.servocity.com/html/3-12v_gear_motors.html

I will be using the ultrasonic for cleaning then a Loricraft type record cleaner for drying.
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Old 30th March 2009, 10:24 AM   #103
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The ebay cleaner is the one I purchased.(offered 150 eventually dealt @160) It is just large enough. The data sheet says the dish depth is 100mm when it is actually only 96. so there is not much headroom . Remember to make allowances for differences in record size and off centre holes . I had to allow 2mm.
Have tried attached some photos but my file size is too large. Using the lowest resolution I can get via photoshop.
Will retake photos at my cameras lowesr res and try again

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Old 30th March 2009, 09:31 PM   #104
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Sorry I havent loaded any photos, I cant get the file sizes down below the 100kb limit. Still trying, used the lowest res I have on the camera and the lowest Jpeg encoding in Photoshop and I'm still at 300kb
If you email me with your address I can send you them

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Old 30th March 2009, 09:57 PM   #105
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Thanks for your replies, and for trying with the photos. On my Mac I can reduce the size easily in Preview. There's a way of displaying larger files here if they are hosted elsewhere, I believe.
Anyway, I'll send you my email.
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Old 31st March 2009, 03:17 PM   #106
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The ebay cleaner is the one I purchased.(offered 150 eventually dealt @160) It is just large enough. The data sheet says the dish depth is 100mm when it is actually only 96. so there is not much headroom . Remember to make allowances for differences in record size and off centre holes . I had to allow 2mm.
Have tried attached some photos but my file size is too large. Using the lowest resolution I can get via photoshop.
Will retake photos at my cameras lowesr res and try again

Ianmac
Hello Ianmac!
Try this free site. Here you can downsize your pictures to whatever size you prefer. http://photobucket.com/
You can also copy a direct link to your pictures and use the IMG button on top here. Very simpel.
I have used this site for several years, and are very satisfied with it.

regards
Lars
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Old 31st March 2009, 06:34 PM   #107
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Have cracked photoshop and now have small picture files.

This shows the cleaner on the parked position for loading or unloading
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Old 31st March 2009, 06:38 PM   #108
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This shows the rear non works view.You can see I have attached my unit to the cleaner using two of the original screws on the base and a clamp type fitting on the top.

The mechanism is telescopic . The blue plastic tube is the fixed outer and the Aluminiun bar holding the motor unit slides inside it.

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Old 31st March 2009, 06:43 PM   #109
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This shot shows the works. I have used a rear ballrace and a front ballrace for the spindle to avoid making support for the front and to give me the flexibility I think I need. The motor is a standard product from Farnell as are the 2 pulleys and belt.

I have the motor running at 1.5 rpm with the pulleys getting me close to 1 rpm. Supply is 5Vat 200ma.

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Old 31st March 2009, 06:49 PM   #110
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This shows the parked for storage position. The drive unit can be completely removed by lifting it out of the fixed blue tube and the cleaner used for other purposes.

It is working well .I could do with some advice as to cleaning durations /speed rpm??

Anything one can put in the cleaning mix to reduce the effects of static??

Thanks to all for the encouragement to get this project moving and almost completion
All I need now is a spin drier.

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