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wouldbe1's picture

Hi all  I have a harbor freight wet dry grinder that I us , I live in NJ, rigth now it's  10 degrees out side what could I put in the water to keep it from freezing that is not harmful to or the stone?


 


Thanks


Jim R

Rich14's picture

(post #100396, reply #1 of 9)

Jim,


Is your grinder outside? Or do you mean your shop temperature drops to below freezing?


I would not try to prevent freezing by putting anything in the water. Get the water out of the grinder!


Rich

wouldbe1's picture

(post #100396, reply #2 of 9)

yes the shop tepperature drop below freezing


 


Jim

BruceS's picture

(post #100396, reply #3 of 9)

I would pull the nut and take the wheel inside,  better safe than sorry !

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!


Bruce S. 


 

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

wouldbe1's picture

(post #100396, reply #4 of 9)

I did not think about that thanks


Jim R

BruceS's picture

(post #100396, reply #5 of 9)

Sometimes simple is good,  I often overlook the obvious too!  Duh !

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!


Bruce S. 


 

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

Hoopa's picture

(post #100396, reply #6 of 9)

Something to think about in taking the wheel off. I took the wheel off a used Delta wet/dry I purchased that was running true. After cleaning the sludge out of the tank. I then reinstalled the wheel only to find that it was not perfectly centered. It required redressing to smooth it out again.

BruceS's picture

(post #100396, reply #7 of 9)

Returning wheel to an untrue position may be a possibility.  But I would rather have an untrue wheel that needs dressing than one that sluffs off media or worse yet, one that cracks.

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!


Bruce S. 


 

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

Hoopa's picture

(post #100396, reply #8 of 9)

Wholehearted agree, Bruce. I would remove the wheel from freezing conditions. However, I would store the whole grinder in a warm environment in lieu of removing just the wheel to a warm environment. Dressing the wheel removes too much material to be doing it on a regular use basis.

BruceS's picture

(post #100396, reply #9 of 9)

I guess it's a matter of how good your back is,  I've got two squished discs and pinched nerves in the lower back,  so for me lighter is better.  Moving the whole thing would be better, I agree.

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!


Bruce S. 


 

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S.