Hi. I've mostly been a lurker here, but I did post a while ago about P1 mods. I recently found a Wearever Pumper (1250W), and have been trying to increase air flow. I read here (I think) about prying open some of the vents. I did that, had some difficulty getting everything back together. However, in the end, it helped dramatically. I'm now able to do 1/3 of a pound. The can I use for my P1 fits perfectly in there too. However, I do have to shake it some at the beginning, so I was hoping to increase air flow some more if possible. Someone mentioned drilling holes in the bottom/side of the plastic casing. Is this worth doing? Thanks much, Pete
Sometime around 10:13 AM 6/28/2004, Peter Elkins typed: <Snip> I just completely remove the plastic and metal covings on my P1. I don't bother with drilling. I can do 190 g in mind this way. <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
At 05:40 AM 6/29/2004 -0700, you wrote: <Snip> LOL. Zen roasting?
yes, by Gestalt :-) Sometime around 03:57 PM 6/29/2004, Johnny Kent typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
<> Hmm... an interesting idea. Does everything stay together? I've never taken the P1 apart. I think that idea wouldn't work well with the Pumper, as the bottom at least seems to help hold things together. Thanks, Pete
Sigh, I just read my own message and "got" your joke. MINE MINE MINE :-) I hate spell checkers some days. Sometime around 03:57 PM 6/29/2004, Johnny Kent typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
I don't know for sure on a Pumper actually. The P1 does stay together. It actually takes a few other tools (2 different sockets and another screwdriver) to get it all the way apart. It is really built like a tank. Sometime around 09:45 PM 6/29/2004, Peter Elkins typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
At 06:09 AM 6/30/2004 -0700, AlChemist John wrote: <Snip> I have a couple of 1250W pumpers. They are much like the WB poppery II inside. The fan housing is made out of plastic.and much narrower than the 1400W. Although there is a tripod mount as in the WBII there is no screw hole through from the base to fix it through so it would be difficult to keep together without the top.
<> <> Thanks, John. I've got to try this. Do the coverings come right out (once you disassemble), or do you have to destroy them to remove them? Ideally I'd like to put them back in come winter time. I roast outside, and wouldn't want the extra air flow then. Thanks, Pete
<> Have you tried drilling a bunch of holes in the bottom (and/or top) to improve air flow? Thanks, Pete
At 08:03 PM 6/30/2004 -0400, Peter Elkins wrote: <Snip> I did that on my 1400W but with the low voltage motor poppers like the 1250W pumper I just use the radioshack transformer and give it plenty. But be warned you can burn out the motor trying to loft too many beans... They will loft 7 or 8 oz but only for about 5 or 10 seconds, then poof, 3rd crack before 1st or second. If you do burn it out I may have a spare...
Yes, you can completely take a P1 apart without destroying it. It is fully held together by screws (12 I think) Apparently the Pumper though is like a P2, so that may take hole drilling. OTOH, the Pumper may not be inlet restricted. Sometime around 05:00 PM 6/30/2004, Peter Elkins typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
<Snip> Hmmm, just took three P1's apart the other week... There's the four with flat washers through the feet that hold the bottom plastic on, there's three small guys holding on the metal plate behind that, three nuts for the wiring, with split washers, (watch for the screws falling out, seperate the switch wires now...) followed by the three screws up top, (the body comes off now...) two more hex-head screws holding down the plastic upper chamber, (flip it back over...) three looong hex head screws holding the rest together, three teensy screws holding the fan together, and two nuts with star washers holding the motor in. (now where did the screws these came off of just roll off to...?) 23 screws, 9 washers, and 5 nuts. It really helps to have a long counter top cleared off, set down everything in order, in a specific orientation so you can guess better how to reassemble, and if all else fails, have a spare to reference by! John Kangas Check out the latest news, polls and tools in the MSN 2004 Election Guide! http://special.msn.com/msn/election2004.armx