Re: Getting ones bearings
I have also been using skateboard wheel bearings and while they eventually will leak, they usually start to get 'loud' before they leak so check them for problems when they start making noise
--- In VanDeGraaffGenerator@yahoogroups.com, "Edward" <ned.welch@...> wrote:
> So fall is here, the humidity is falling -- time to fire up the VDG.
> I've been thinking of upgrading my VDG, which currently runs at about 1000 RPM using nylon bushings to control the friction between the roller shafts and their mountings.
> I'd like to push the speed up to 2000-3000 rpm, but think that will require real bearings.
> McMaster Carr has a pretty wide variety, but many come pre-greased. I've read here that grease is a big no-no inside a VDG. Does anyone know how likely bearing lubricant is to "escape" and contaminate VDG rollers? Would "sealed" bearings prevent this problem?
> Thanks & regards,