of my early memories are of the bags of dried prunes and
pears that my Grandpa Dunton would bring to our house
We stored them in the
heavy bags in the freezer and Mom allowed us to snack on
them when ever we wanted. Man, they were better
Now that we are on the
farm and have those pear and plum trees of Grandpa's to
tend, we have his old General Electric food dehydrator
and carry on the tradition of drying fruit for our
Future plan is to
design and construct a solar dehydrator.
(by Mike Dunton)
9/08 - The fan motor died at the end of last season. Dad pulled it apart and we got the following information of of the spec plate on the fan motor.
48W 0.7 A
Redmond Co., Inc.
We did a brief search locally for a replacement but I ended up ordering a motor with similar specs off of ebay for about $20.
Dad got the motor installed but the rotation was incorrect. I ended up
having to re-orient each of the fan's blades 180º. This worked.
Thankfully it was a metal fan.