Gene Mills

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Vending Mechanism Success!!!

Posted on 03 Oct 2013 in Projects, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vending Mechanism Success!!!

After a couple sprays of WD-40 last night and today the darn thing still wouldn’t budge. Did a little reading on the forums and saw that the spring inside not only lets it move left and right but in and out. Reached inside and gave it a little tug…not sure if the WD-40 finally kicked in or that was it, but now it turns smooth as it should and I can actually see how the bottle rockers work and would vend a product!

I did receive 24 185ml (6.5oz) bottles with it. They seem to fit well. Locally Sobeys here carries 237 ml (8 oz) bottles but ironically they are smaller (width-wise anyways) and don’t fit.  I’ve read the trick is to thicken the shims at the bottom of the rack using velcro or 1/4 inch plexiglass. Trouble is a 6 pack of these bottles cost over $5 and cans would be a lot cheaper. My can rockers from Fun-tronics arrived today! Doesn’t look very hard to install but I’ll still vend a few bottles first before installing it for old times sake. Now where are those dimes I need??? 🙂