Thursday, September 23, 2010

wash test...

Ran the first load through the worsher this morning.  Real world test had some lingering issues... belt slipping and chain binding.  Worked out the kinks but found that I need to gear the gizmo up at least double speed to get a more efficient worsh - agitation mode is painfully slow pedaling as fast as I can.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7N6LtmdemQ   Benita was absolutely no help today.  78.89,69, .10", B

7 comments:

ssk77077 said...

Is there a reason you set it up in order to pedal backwards?

If you can't tighten the chain by sliding the rear hub backwards a bit more or removing a link (you need to take 2 plate length sections out) there is a little item called a half link that allows you to shorten the chain by only 1 plate length. This one may fit your chain: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/CH309Z08-Kmc+12+Link+For+332+Chains.aspx

rj said...

Need to put a derailer on the chain to change gears....

Wretha said...

Not bad John, maybe you can incorporate a flywheel into the works, a big heavy one, once you get it going, you don't need to work as hard to keep it going. :)

Wretha

Dizzy-Dick said...

Your Texas Mom called me in to see you testing it on the live cam. Did look like you had a couple of problems, but know you and Benita will figure it out.

frito bandito said...

John,

I don't mean to sound like a skeptic, but I'm not convinced this pedal worsher thing is going to be sustainable. You don't have a lot of extra meat on your bones, and with the wash exercise, you will have even less. You may have to start eating meat again. I hope it does work out, we'll know in a year.

Ted said...

I go back to the days of a wash pot.So wathing that made me think how glad I am to have the grid. Went in an hugged my power washer.Course I'm on the Texas grid ,we're the only state that has its own grid.

Ted said...

Correction only state in the lower 48