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    Thread: Blue Eco conversion to motor drive

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      Quote Originally Posted by ccna101 View Post
      Steve, been more than a year, any word of wisdom ? hiccup ?

      Mine seem to be in it last legs and I think I need to order this kit or Avorancher kit...

      Dong
      Actually it's only been about 5 months , but all is running without a hitch.
      I did have one of my 5mm tubing plugs blow out, which caused the spray bar to not spray with quite as much force so I
      replaced it with a stainless steel screw and that cured it. I should probably replace all the pipe at some point, but it's
      not high on the priority list.

      I hope yours lasts awhile longer... I'm not sure any more kits are available so I'd start checking around before it
      become critical. I hope you'll share the conversion when/if you end up doing it!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jaymeseywaymsey View Post
      My pleasure Steve. Before you install, Id like to get some measurements of the shaft(s) and gears. I have the means to CNC cut these gears, so I think I can be able to replicate this kit for others that need it if you are interested.


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      Hi,

      I been contact Tung for the kit and no lead so far... If there a -stock- item for the pinion-gear set ?

      -d-

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      I'm not sure if this question was for me but no, the gears were custom made from Tung's
      friend in Vietnam. I'd be happy to give you any dimensions though of either gear if it would
      help.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I'm not sure if this question was for me but no, the gears were custom made from Tung's
      friend in Vietnam. I'd be happy to give you any dimensions though of either gear if it would
      help.
      Please do Steve... I ping Tung directly and we have to wait for the availability ( or not ): I might short out Steve ( Arorancher ) retrofit and get ready to fix mine before winter ( freezing CA , )

      Just the large gear dimension... I got the number of teeth (92T).

      -d-

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      Quote Originally Posted by ccna101 View Post
      Please do Steve... I ping Tung directly and we have to wait for the availability ( or not ): I might short out Steve ( Arorancher ) retrofit and get ready to fix mine before winter ( freezing CA , )

      Just the large gear dimension... I got the number of teeth (92T).

      -d-
      Not sure if the dimensions are really as important as the ratio between the pinion and the spur gear. And even that is somewhat flexible if you are using a timer to control the cleaning cycle. You have to drill a hole through the BE shell for the motor mount and that hole can be most anywhere as long as the gears mesh correctly. Each gear... the spur and pinion will need to have a way to lock them to the shaft if you make your own.

      Wish I had measured my gears accurately before installing them, in case I would need a replacement some day. Hopefully ICU Steve can help.

      FYI: I think I purchased the last set of gears that Tung had unless he has a resource that makes more. But before I contacted him, I was considering a gilmer belt system that I think would also work.

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      I'm with Steve too... I think the exact ratio isn't all that important since if on a float sensor it'll just
      run until it cleans enough of the drum to let the water come back up to reset the float, or if on a
      timer you can just adjust the "on" time to be whatever you want.
      Forgive me for my well used tape measure , but here are some pics that hopefully will be helpful:

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I'm with Steve too... I think the exact ratio isn't all that important since if on a float sensor it'll just
      run until it cleans enough of the drum to let the water come back up to reset the float, or if on a
      timer you can just adjust the "on" time to be whatever you want.
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      Thank you Steve ICU2,

      I will start to find source for the spur/pinion gear ... Hope is it -that big - and above the waterline so I do not have leaking issue.

      I am also look at a direct drive and eliminate all kind of gear reducer... I found one motor that slow down to 1.93 rpm so I think it close enough... but this will below the waterline ... will see

      -d-

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      Even at that size mine is below the waterline. Don't let that intimidate you... if you can make a good size
      transition between the motor and gear there's plenty of area to apply sealant and you won't have any problem
      with leaking. Close up pics of the transition and bearing:

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      The seal is just a rubber shaft seal, the small gear can be ordered from McMaster Carr. Same with the shaft. I have the means to manufacture the mounting block and the large gear, but Im really limited on time currently.


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      Thanks James... all good. I contacted Tung but it prob. very small thing to gather the whole kit way from VN... no prospect so far.

      Everything : motor/timer/gear ratio/solenoid are in Steve list ... I am able to short out both plastic gear / pinion set for 6:1 ratio, still need to order coupling + seal + shaft .... hope to add a BOM into this conversion ( fully off the shelf- I hope)


      -D-

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