Post by carolinafoxer on May 9, 2013 16:41:58 GMT -5
This year I wrung them out with my hands best I could, whip-popped em a few times real hard, brushed them, and whip -popped em again a few times. then about 24 hours hung up worked ok. Going to add a fan next year to circ. air and what not.
All my long hair gets a bath and then wrung out...hold em by the head/nose area and whirl them around a few times as hard as I can. I hang in the basement overnight and theyre ready to hit the boards fur in by the next morning at the LATEST. SOmetimes within a few hours with a fan on them theyre ready for the fur in pinning. Even if theyre still a tad damp, the fur in seems to have the dampness sucked out by the wood. Once theyre flipped, ive gotten away from brushing. I use the exhaust from a wet dry vac to fluff them a few times as theyre fur out on the board.
I already have the motor... i cant see how some wood and a belt costs $1000!! someone answer me this.... if took a clothes dryer. pulled out the tub and sealed the holes. and removed the heating element from the dryer. and put the the tub back in. wouldnt that be exactly what a tumbler is??? or is there something im missing?
Yep thats the plan here, I have read were guy just Gorilla taped the holes and if it's electric just hook up 1 side of the wiring and the drum will turn without heating, if it's gas it will run without heat too! As far as pully/belt set up again find a commercial dryer set up and take the parts off of it the pulley ratio and set up should be a no brainer that way. A lot of times a guy can find a used unit at a appliance store with the heating unit out for next to nothing!
Born in the Big City will die in the Country OK with that!!!
thats what im saying... electric clothes dryers that dont heat up but still spin are super easy to find. i have one in the shed right now that i was gonna trash. I cant see why if pull the drum out, which is easy, and tape over/seal the holes, and put the drum back in... why that wouldnt work? i think it will. and i think it will work great and it wont cost me ANYTHING. turning a junk clothes dryer into a fur tumbler. someone tell me why this wouldnt work? cuz i cant think of why it wouldnt...
I am in trouble with the old lady already and have about $450.00 in it will take a couple pictures when I get home .. LMAO-- no motor yet and still need 1 more layer of plywood on the drum , hinges-and locks .. --D-
Hey Chance/Jerry, You can get aluminum flashing in 12", 16",or 24" wide . Lay it out in side the dryer , rivit in place. Use the low profile rivits used for auto body repairs. The flashing is easy to work with,but really sharp..
Post by cornfedcoon on May 31, 2013 18:05:06 GMT -5
I use an old cattle blower. You know, the kind that people use to dry their show cattle after they wash them? It works really well. I'm not sure what the cost of old used ones are as I used an old one of my brother's.