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Topic: new roaster.. beginning (38 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
Finally got off the couch.
Maybe I will get it together this year.. or sooner even.
First step was dis assembly of the bread machine. The domed glass lid is 
gone and all the exterior sheet metal.
The bread container is to be used, cut the bottom off and just use the 
bayonet connection. (Mount 13 qt bowl on it.. grrrrrrrr)
The liner of the baking chamber I will use.
Cut the bottom off of it, and it will be the lower tray to hold the hi 
temp insulation I bought.
Good to use it because it already has holes drilled in it to mount to 
the motor frame under the bayonet connection.
The control panel is a keeper also.
It is digital readout, and is canted upward. It connects to a circuit 
board (30 wires?) to which is connected a heating element, some sensors, 
a small blower for cooling the bread, and the main drive motor. No point 
in removing the small blower either. It is just there.
The main drive motor has 4 wires going into it, so I am not going to 
mess with all the circuitry. (Two wires and I would, 4 wires is too 
many, trust me.)
The control panel will start the main drive motor and run it for 15 
minutes just fine.
Then it stops.
Then you press 'clear' and 'start' on the control panel and it runs again.
For another fifteen minutes.
Most of my roasts are under 15 minutes, including cool down, so the 
control panel is not a bother.
It looks kind of cool also.
 More to come,
PeterZ
Thinks it is a good idea to save the bread machine SS screws also, here 
in LHC.


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