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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Bones, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. Bones

    Bones Member

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    Lost a big tree yesterday due to high winds. Will put my new home made splitter to the test.

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  2. FuzzyOne

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    Wow, very nice. Is that an electric motor on there? I think that is the first homemade splitter I have seen with an electric motor. Mind if I ask how much it cost you to make? The parts all look new and I know they can get expensive. I wanted to split some wood the other day but it was raining too hard. Would have been nice to pull yours into my garage.
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    That is a nice looking setup.




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  4. elkimmeg

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    Except for the color I did a double take it looks exactly like my electric splitter
  5. Bones

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    Thanks for the rave response. Yes it's an electric motor. All parts are new ( most from Ebay over a period of several months).
    Total cost was $550 plus hydraulic fluid which I have to change when it gets warmer, ( I used ISO 68 and it's just tooooo thick).
  6. Bones

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    The old pine tree is history. Cut split and stacked. The electric splitter is a pain, no downtime to refuel.

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  7. Mo Heat

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    I can't quite make out the satellite dish... :cheese:
  8. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    Looks nice. What are the specs on that setup - cylinder, pump, motor?
  9. Bones

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    Pump - haldex 1002408 11gpm
    Cyl - Prince A300160ABAAA03B 3" Bore, 16" stroke ( could not get a 4" bore on Ebay) I will change this in the future to a 4" and 16" - 18" stroke.
    Valve - Prince
    Motor - 1 1/2hp, 2hp peak (compressor rated)
  10. Bones

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    Satellite dish is coming. I have to take it apart first. ;-)

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