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spit.fire
03-26-2016, 07:34 PM
First one failed horribly, the magnetic stirring bar wore through the bottom of the reactor a lot faster than I thought it would (I knew it would, just thought it would last longer)

Version 2.0 now has a brushless led fan (so I can see when its on), a larger stirring bar, and a thin glass plate glued to the bottom to prevent it from drilling a hole through the bottom.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a171/tyty_220/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160326_104553_zpsq5nqhxjq.jpg
By turning the speed up I can agitate it from top to bottom, in the pic its running at half speed so fan speed is not an issue.

Version 3.0 will have a variable speed motor with speed controller and hopefully be made from a new style vertex reactor

shiftline
03-26-2016, 07:50 PM
Put glass on the bottom :)

straightrazorguy
03-26-2016, 08:20 PM
Did you make it? Where did you get the magnetic stirrer?

spit.fire
03-26-2016, 08:30 PM
Did you make it? Where did you get the magnetic stirrer?

EBay, I bought an 8 pack

shiftline
03-26-2016, 08:43 PM
I ordered some stir bars off eBay too. Still waiting for them. Going to use a glass jar if I can find s good way to seal the lid or an o ring. Other wise plastic ones work but you need glass or something on the bottom so the stirrer doesn't wear though the bottom of the plastic

spit.fire
03-26-2016, 08:45 PM
I ordered some stir bars off eBay too. Still waiting for them. Going to use a glass jar if I can find s good way to seal the lid or an o ring. Other wise plastic ones work but you need glass or something on the bottom so the stirrer doesn't wear though the bottom of the plastic

I cut I thin round class disc out of a piece of scrap glass and orca glued it to the bottom, took awhile to get my stirrers off ebay

shiftline
03-26-2016, 08:55 PM
Perfect! I ordered mine off eBay about 3 weeks ago so hopefully they show up soon