Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: I've seen dust bunnies, but "lint orbs"?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Posts
    940

    Smile I've seen dust bunnies, but "lint orbs"?

    I've seen dust bunnies, but I think I've found a new phenomenon. Celeste decided that we should call them "lint orbs". I just totally dismantled the dryer and replaced the bearing, belt, pulley, and the felt strips around the drum. It has been really noisy for a long time but lately been getting worse. After spending three hours on the job, I got it all back together and fired it up. It was MUCH better, but there was still an annoying sound that just wasn't right. I replaced everything that I thought was causing the problem. The sound was like metal on metal, but there was no place for a sound like that to occur. Then it dawned on me. I removed the screws that hold the "beater bars" inside the drum. There are three of them. The first one had nothing inside but some "lint orbs", the same with the second one. But the third one I removed had several coins inside that was causing all the racket! But the strangest thing was these lint orbs that have spent the last 13 years forming. They are really pretty cool!


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Lint orbs.JPG 
Views:	50 
Size:	139.5 KB 
ID:	74392
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,364
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Just shows how backward the human race is sometimes. I mean, a dung beetle can make a nicely rounded ball of crap in a couple of hours. It takes us humans 13 years, and we're using opposable thumbs and machines with beater bars.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,944
    Would these be more valuable than "Aggies" playing marbles?

    Enjoy,
    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
    VOTING MEMBER

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Independence, Kentucky
    Posts
    1,355
    Put them on E-Bay, somebody will buy them for sure

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,364
    I know they would sell on Etsy...
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


Similar Threads

  1. Interesting info on the "Dust Deputy"
    By Bob Gibson in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-20-2015, 11:47 PM
  2. "Crime Doesn't Pay" or "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" ?
    By hu lowery in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-21-2013, 05:57 PM
  3. Turning woodworking dust and chips into burnable "logs"
    By Frank Pellow in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-07-2011, 06:53 PM
  4. "Tornadoes" from my dust collector!
    By Gary McFarlane in forum Shop Tours
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-19-2009, 04:30 PM
  5. "Dust Collector Remote"???
    By Lary Grassmeier in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-23-2007, 08:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •