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    Default Gast 1550

    Putting together one of these pumps with a honda motor...what do you guys use as a baseplate to mount the pump and motor? And what is the easiest way to keep belt tight in this set up
    2010 - 28 taps, homemade brick arch
    2011 - 421 taps, 2' x 6' homemade evaporator
    2012 - 276 taps
    2013 - 385 taps, new 2' x 6'
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    I put one together but still need to add the final touches to it. I used a 2x8 and an idler pulley from tractor supply.

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    Any pics.... looking for a good item to mount both the pump and motor so the line up the belt nice and level... any ideas or pics would be great
    2010 - 28 taps, homemade brick arch
    2011 - 421 taps, 2' x 6' homemade evaporator
    2012 - 276 taps
    2013 - 385 taps, new 2' x 6'
    2014 - 600 taps, new 7" short bank filter press

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    Not quite complete (mainly releaser stuff yet). Hope to get it fully up and running to have it run once or twice this year.

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    Thanks for the pic... looks great!

    How do you loosen belt off the idler wheel?
    2010 - 28 taps, homemade brick arch
    2011 - 421 taps, 2' x 6' homemade evaporator
    2012 - 276 taps
    2013 - 385 taps, new 2' x 6'
    2014 - 600 taps, new 7" short bank filter press

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    http://mapletrader.com/community/sho...t=Idler+pulley

    We have two set up like this. Has worked very well.
    12 x 16 shack with 8 x 16 addition
    2 x 6 D&G raised flue with hood
    Homebuilt releasers
    220 taps on vac
    100 plus taps on buckets
    Gast 1550 on gas engine
    HF vac pump on generator

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    Anyone have any experience putting a gast 1550 on an electric motor? Sick of filling a gas tank 2-3 times a day

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    Im running mine with a honda 2000 with 1/2hp motor
    2x6 RAISED FLUE PANS
    by WF MASON
    650 taps on vac.
    100 on bags

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    That was going to be my next question, what size electric motor works best. I just picked up a 1/2hp used electric motor that spins 1725rpm so I'm thinking I'll match the pullies and should be good to go

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    i think that will work fine , the 1550 i used to have was a 1/2hp 1725 rpm with the same size pulley on the motor as the pump and it worked great
    2x6 leader WSE with AUF, hood,preheater
    waterguy RO
    leader 16 gal custom water jacketed canner
    10 in short stack wes fab filter press
    540 taps on tubing with vac & always adding
    2- benders running 25" hg from GAST vac pumps
    few stainless bulk tanks
    1978 chevy 1 ton 4x4 dually
    IH T340 dozer with 6-way blade

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