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Bags of material are heavy and very difficult to lift off the ground. It is much easier to split the bags in two, put 1/2 the bag into a 5 gallon pail, and then pour it into the mixer. It may seem like this method takes longer, however, when you load and mix for a few hours this method is faster! You save your body, there's less mess, and mix ratio's are very consistent.
- Lay the bag flat and cut across the middle of the top
- Next lift under the middle of the bag and the 2 halves will lstand up by themselves. Then run your knife underneath the half of the bag that hasn't been cut through (be careful)
- Now that you have 2 equal bag halves pour 1 into a 5 gallon bucket
- Now load your mixer! Using a 5 gallon pail is easy on you and the mixer!
Before You Plug It In!
Before you start operating an electric piece of equipment make sure of the following:
- Read your manual thoroughly
- Use at least 10 guage cord and do not remove the ground plug end.
- Verify that your power supply has the current you need. 110v/120v or 208v/220v single or three phase.
- Verify that the amperage supplied by the voltage is sufficent. For example, if you have a 15amp 110v machine, then it would be best to operate it on at least a 20amp circuit.
- Remember a machine that operates on 18amps will draw 2 to 3 times that amperage at start up. This draw is only for a few milliseconds, however, if your machine will not start up smoothly or the low voltage system does not energize, then your machine is not receiving sufficient current to startup.
- The longer your extention cord, the less efficient the current will arrive to your machine. To calculate voltage drop over the length of an extention cord go to: www.csgnetwork.com and go to the voltage drop link.
- If your machine operates for a period of time and then shuts off, one of these situations is probably the cause:
- insufficient current supply, i.e. your cord is too small or too long.
- you are exceeding the duty cycle of the tool
- your electric motor is worn and no longer functioning properly
If you are having an electrical problem that you do not understand give us a call at 650-369-2992