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Ever forgot you left the tumbler running?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cowboy1964, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    Mine ran all day today out in the garage, about 10 hours. Boy those babies were S H I N Y :cool:
     
  2. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Plug your tumbler into an appliance timer, the type they sell for turning lamps on and off for home security. Set it for two hours and walk away.
     

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    You have to be careful as iffin ya leaves it on to long the Graboids will show up. :whistling:
     
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  4. M1A Shooter

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    i left mine on for 2.5 days once, detached garage. they were shiny but i ended up having to resolder the connections to the motor shortly thereafter.
     
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  5. CitizenOfDreams

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    Oh carp... Be right back.
     
  6. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I ran some .223 in my tumbler which is on a timer but managed to turn the switch to ON rather tha TIMER the other week... walked away and 24 hours later realised it. Looked like white gold :supergrin:
     
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  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I've let it go half a day longer than I planned once. They were shiny enough to make Jack throw up and all these women of loose morals were hanging out in my garage.
     
  8. fredj338

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    I've left them over night, best to put them on a timer or set the stove timer for 2-3hr & get a reminder. Some of the cheaper ones have known to burn a motor up & an elec fire is not to be taken lightly.
     
  9. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Who hasn't. I have let my dad use mine to shine rocks and it has run for a week at a time. It has to be 15 to 20 years old now. Dillon:cool:. I am not sure why guys are worried about them catching on fire.
     
  10. darkdan

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    Yeah, once for about 30 hours. Nice shiny brass that day.
     
  11. woncrzymof0

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    haha I forget all the time.. I usually turn it on around 12 when I go to bed, and then off when I wake up.

    It's a bit long to run it, but they get shiiinyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  12. unclebob

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    Because at one time Midway tumblers would catch on fire. There might have been others, but those are the only one's I ever heard about.
     
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    Exactly, the FA models. Why I would never buy a cheap Harbor Freight one either. Just a thought, hate to hear someone burned the house down because their tumbler fired up.:whistling:
     
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    I've left my FA on for over a day by mistake once.
     
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    Helpful tip--I put mine on a timer. Run for 1 hour and it shuts off. :)
     
  16. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Yup I forgot one time. I had the shiniest brass on the block. :rofl:
     
  17. MrVvrroomm

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    ...uh huh
     
  18. Colorado4Wheel

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    No, I use a timer to keep that from happening. I think it's dangerous to not have one.
     
  19. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Please forgive a newb question. I'm thinking of getting into this loading thing but not quite sure of all the terminology yet.

    What's a 'tumbler' and is it necessary to have one for loading or can you get by without having one for a while if funds are tight? :dunno:

    Sorry for the newb question, looking forward to learning how to make bullets.


    Jack
     
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    I had a Midway tumber that would have probably started a fire, except that it was on a small breaker on a outlet strip. It was already on a timer set for 2 hours.

    I have replaced it with a Thumber rotary tumbler.