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Old 12-09-2007, 05:36 PM   #16
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Y'all suppose the Honkster is really 400 lbs., named Fred, and is pulling my leg? Tell the truth.

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heres my advice (i learned this during my time as an underwear model -- that was until i landed the gig as mel gibsons body double)...


if she has an adams apple, run.

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Old 12-09-2007, 05:49 PM   #17
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I'm hoping she's hot.


Dear Santa,

Next to my Honker 2000 with the volume control on her butt, could I get a picture of the real Honk? Puleeeez!

Edit to add: I don't want the hotel upgrade...I wanna stay in the other bedroom.

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Old 12-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #18
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Andy,

The bed.... each half circle of the box base weighs almost 60 pounds, add on the nice, soft top mattress and my 400 pounds , and you've got what you need to calculate the motor load. I did finally find my camera, but something happened to you along the way here (it was the poetry, wasn't it? ) and I'm suddenly feeling like I have the upper hand with you, so you just might get your pics, but not yet... get this bed spinning and I'll think about it.

Oh, yeah... it's about 7'3" across at its widest. So no teasin', I do have the bed and I would dig it if I could get it moving. What I don't have is an adam's apple... (that was a good one, by the way...)

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Old 12-09-2007, 06:46 PM   #19
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Golly Honker,

Now I'm feeling all shy and flustered. I'm gonna do some research, but I'm officially calling out for help from all the electricians and DIYers out there to see if this is possible. With y'alls help, maybe we can get a Honker picture...Maybe by the tub in a bikini...Maybe in the round bed. Like I said, no one ever accused me of not being a dreamer!

Andy the shy

Stubbie, if you get on here and say it is impossible,,,I would be destroyed. Think big!!!

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Andy,

I have told you before that nobody else is interested in pics, and I highly doubt that a man with your expertise in the wit and charm department could get shy and flustered so easily... but very cute of you to say.

Thanks for the call out for help, I'll take all I can get... this is one project I'd really like to get accomplished. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Thanks, cupcake.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:49 PM   #21
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Andy.... your a big boy surely you can handle a pussycat like Honker....

Honker:

How many revolutions per minute do you want the bed to turn? Anything over 20 rpm it gets hard to stay in the darn things. I'd recommend somewhere around 3 to 5 rpm.

Do you want it on a timer, remote control, occupancy sensor or what is your preference?

BTW... I'm dead serious but it isn't cheap to do just to give you a heads up.

The ones we put in high end homes are around 8 grand without the vibration kit and are set at 3 rpm or less. I saw one installation that was almost 18 grand it had cabinetry, home entertainment, and a dang water fountain. Got some pictures of it somewhere.

You already have the bed so a frame is going to have to be fabricated. Your handy but this is not something you can do with typical tools around the house.

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:54 AM   #22
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Andy.... your a big boy surely you can handle a pussycat like Honker....
Here is the rub, Stubbie. She SOUNDS like a pussycat on the 'net...but she very well could be a cougar! You know, round bed and all...

I've never done the install...I'm curious what's involved. I already deduced a frame would have to be fabricated. Do you put the whole thing on bearings? What sort of motor? It has my curiousity raised a little.

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Hey, Stubbie!!

Thanks for jumpin' back in, I felt kinda' silly after trying to sign off and then having Andy drag me back into it... What can I say? The guy's got the charm factor working on me... I do get a kick out of how you handle him.

You are most impressive with your rotating bed info. Is there anything you haven't done? And I'd love to see the pics of the fountain set-up. Sounds like my dream bedroom. Here's the scoop from my end... if the least I'm going to be able to get this accomplished for is 8 grand, Andy will not be getting his pics. Way too spendy, but.... I have access to just about every tool, saw, and parts I might need to work it out. I could probably sweet-talk a few contractor buddies into a few needed items and some help as well, but need more info from you.

3 rpm will do just fine, and while an occupancy sensor sounds way cool, I'm up for the cheapest and easiest way to make it work. Let's leave the vibrating kit out of the picture for now... (bummer...)

Help a girl out, Stub... Can I make it happen for less? And are you going to be in the area around the holidays at all? I got hit with the freezing rain today, but the roads are still okay...

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:56 PM   #24
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Oh SNAP!! Here I have a minor crush on the mysterious Honkinator and Stubbie gets asked out. Golly.

Seriously, I'm going to be a DIYer here, Stubbie. I've never installed one and am curious as to what's involved.

Andy the crushed like a wine grape
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Andy,

Stubbie has been a doll, and deserves a drink for all the help. And maybe, just maybe, I'm wanting him to vouch for me, to you, on the pussycat status...

Help me out, Stub...

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Help me out, Stub...

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Yea Stubbie, help the Honkster out.

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Old 12-11-2007, 12:37 AM   #27
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Let me think about it for a day or so. I'm just not thinking of a simple way to start from scratch to get a stationary round bed reconfigured to a rotating bed with out the use of a machine shop. The electrical is the smallest of the problems. Understand the ones you install come prefabricated and you assemble them. The biggest obstacle is you need to get a 12 " high by 1" thick perfectly round wood skirt fabricated to run around the edges of the frame. On the inside of this is what the poly wheel rides on to move the bed. You need this type of drive for silent operation. So I'm just not sure this is really a feasible project to try to do over the internet. And frankly this whole deal would take several weekends to build and then overcome any mistakes in the fabrication. I only know of one vendor that makes these beds and they don't come with the box and mattress. That company is Dreamline Beds.

Sorry Honker going to be in Minnesota over the holidays

Andy

Why do you need pics? She hasn't asked you for any.

Stubbie

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Why do you need pics? She hasn't asked you for any.

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Because she is a (strikingly beautiful) hot TV anchorwoman and I'm just a boring old construction guy. Makes sense to me.


I'll google dreamline.... Thanks Stubbie.

PS Perhaps Honker doesn't want a quite bed. Maybe she likes it LOUD!


Andy the chastened

Edit to add: Logic says I have a crush on the Honkster but she just considers me a mere amusement .

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I'm not finding them on the internet just a company called Mobelform. But their bed doesn't hold a candle to a dreamline. Anyways they are out of California I suppose they may be under a different company name. Anyway Not that I want to hide and run on this bed thing but I don't see anyway to do it without some pretty serious cost. If you had everything you needed to build it... it's still going to be 2 grand or more. I suppose you could get resourceful and try to design your own but that would take more time than we have here and would be pure speculation if it would work or not.
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I have to admit, Stubbie, I'm fascinated. What size motor would it take to rotate the bed? I have welder buddies and fabrication buddies and carpenter buddies, and I doubt getting it built would be a problem. I'm curious, electrically speaking...how would I wire the sucker? Big old Nema 3 disconnect on the wall? Not alot of detail necessary...Have some fun with it.

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