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making an emill freespin

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by shdybrady, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. shdybrady

    shdybrady Pup

    I hope this is the right section.I have a broken emill and want to make it free spin so I can turn it into a carpet mill. Right now i took the serpentine belt off the motor and it still lags a good bit. Any tips on making it free spinning? And since this is my first post I wanted to put the assurance out there that I have no ambition what so ever to fight my dogs. Just finding a more convenient way to condition them because I have six of them.
     
  2. the.peon

    the.peon Top Dog

    If you really want free spinning throw it in the garbage to make room for a good slat mill.
     
  3. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    go to home depot and construct a decent carpet mill........ what your doing is a waste of time.....save yourself the headache
     
  4. BoogiemanBlood

    BoogiemanBlood Premium Member Premium Member

    Put a new motor on it. It will spin pretty free then.
     
  5. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    lol.......FIX IT!!!
     
  6. SouthSider

    SouthSider Premium Member Premium Member

    Why would you have to give assurance to anyone about you not fighting your dogs? Whether you do or don't that's your personal business. Poeple use Emill's , Slatmills and Carpet Mills for ADBA Sanctrioned Shows to show the fine defintion of a well statured APBT.
     
  7. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    good post ^^
     
  8. smithy

    smithy Big Dog

    Agreed good post
     
  9. TheStunnah

    TheStunnah Premium Member Premium Member

    Iv done same idea, I loosened the actual belt abit, but I’m on the search for the correct carpet to use
     

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  10. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    If the electric motor has been disengaged the two end rollers will turn free enough.

    I use runner carpet from Lowe's. It comes in a 27" wide roll and is cut to length.

    The two biggest issues you will run into is the rollers are small in diameter, usually around 2 inches. It is not ideal, but not a deal breaker either.

    Secondly, and more importantly is the sliding surface. The carpet will not slide on that surface all that well. That surface is OK when that type of belt is being driven by a motor, so it is either moving or trying to be moved. When the dog runs it he has to drive it with every step, the least bit of sliding resistance the carpet will bunch up, take off, bunch up, take ff. It will not be a smooth enough run to gain any real value.

    Most e-mill repairs cost more than the e-mill is worth, so I would not recommend a costly repair. I'd look on craigslist/yard/moving sales and buy a used mill. Temporary sides have minimal costs.

    If it is a hard fast plan to make a carpet mill out of the e-mill you have go to StockCar products or Summit Racing. Look for 'roll plastic'. It is a hard plastic that comes in a 10ft roll and it is used to make trim panels a late model dirt cars. Cut it to fit the running surface and then use the roller carpet from Lowe's.

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