stacked platters and the bearing

I finally got around to having a spindle extension made, so decided it would be a good opportunity to test the Lencomotion bearing with stacked platters. In theory, there is no problem running the bearing with the extra weight of a second platter, but I always like to test any theory. So, here is the new test setup.

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I plan to let this setup run for another 100 hours, and then pull the bearing and check for any signs of excessive wear. I will also be looking at the oil for discolouration and particulates.

The turntable that is being used is my main listening deck so at between 3 and 4 hours a day I should get to that 100 hours by the end of August.

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