this all came about in one weekend when i had almost 200 lbs of pears given to me from a friend.
Step 1: The Hopper
this started out as a stainless mixing bowl from a local dept. store. I cut the bottom out to fight the locking ring of the grinder.
Step 2: The Stand
the stand was built out of scrap stuff lying around the garage. you could use any thing you have lying around. parts where all screwed together
Step 3: Grinder Attachment
the grinder attachment is from a friend that homebrews with me. it is nothing more then a garbage disposer the he couldn't install in his house because of plumbing so he lent it for the cause. it is a half horse stainless chamber. apple/pear killer. the down pipe is just the right height to put a bucket with a mesh bag in to catch all the pulp that is being spit out of the pipe.
Step 4: Down Tube
after some messing I found that this worked the best. took the out feed elbow and cut at an angle then drilled the 3 inch abs pipe to accommodate the drain elbow it is a pressure fit.
Step 5: Power
all wired up to and extension cord and switch. put a cord holder on the side to hold the cord when it isn't in use. this turned the 200 lbs of pears into 200 lbs of pear sauce almost the same as apple sauce. took about 1hr to grind all the pears. not to bad as whe where going to use a hand grinder that would have taken all week.
mattress made it!