:-\ I have converted my extractor to electric with a split phase 110 ac/dc motor. It is a 1/2 hp, and i have it mounted to a 2x6 vertically to the extractors side and a belt running to the center pully on the basket. The problem i'm having is how can i build a slack adjuster or a way to start the motor full speed and gradually increase th speed of the basket. I installed a speed controll but it is mad for universal brush motors only and it gets the motor hot. Any pics out there would help alot or any straight forward plans that may work. I have 1 week to complete a working project, please help.