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Old 12-28-2017, 01:16 PM
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Default Loading the Dual-Drum Chicago Electric Tumbler Item 67632

On page 6 of the Owner's manual, the Specifications say "Capacity 3 lb. per drum".

Does that 3 lb. include the items to be cleaned, cleaning media and any liquid if used ?

To be careful not to overload and cause premature wear of the drums and machine components, should I check the weight after loading everything mentioned above and sealing the lid, before running the machine ?

I intend to follow the maintenance instructions in the owner's manual and the advice gathered from this forum to avoid machine problems and increase longevity.

Thanks for your help on these questions.

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3lbs in each drum...6lbs total on the two drum model.
I always weigh each drum on a kitchen scale before tumbling and I have been very careful not to exceed that 3lb limit.
My first and original belt lasted over 6 years because I did it this way on my two drum unit and I ran it for many hours and over $1000 worth of clad through that thing plus many more items over the years.

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Default Loading the Dual-Drum Chicago Electric Tumbler Item 67632

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3lbs in each drum...6lbs total on the two drum model.
I always weigh each drum on a kitchen scale before tumbling and I have been very careful not to exceed that 3lb limit.
My first and original belt lasted over 6 years because I did it this way on my two drum unit and I ran it for many hours and over $1000 worth of clad through that thing plus many more items over the years.

Thanks Digger27 ..........I'll be doing the same then !

I have a Pelouze Precision Postal/Package Spring Scale, Model K5, 5 lb. Capacity, with Zero Adjustment Knob. It probably doesn't have the accuracy of an electronic scale, but good enough for this application.

Most design engineers apply a safety factor to certain specifications, which should allow running the Item 67632 Tumbler at max. load without fear of premature failure, but I'll play it safe and under-load the drums a little.

Hope you are getting decent weather & temperatures where you live in Alabama and still getting out with your detectors. I see Birmingham is 45░F, cloudy, 0 rain !

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