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Topic: SC/TO Roller-Bars (9 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
Where do you SC/TO folks get the stir mods like the rollers I see on the
internet?  I also saw someone who made a scoop-like thing..
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Steven Hay
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2) From: Jim McClellan
I found mine at a hardware/home supply place in the chain section. They work great at keeping the coffee adjitated with 20 oz roasts.
Steve Hay  wrote: Where do you SC/TO folks get the stir mods like the rollers I see on the internet?  I also saw someone who made a scoop-like thing..
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com 
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 

3) From: Michael Stock
I used 1/4" stainless piping, also found at the hardware store with the
artsy pipe materials, and cut it to size.  Not exactly what you see in the
pictures on most of the internet sites, but they seem to work well.
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4) From: Scot Murphy
On May 19, 2006, at 8:40 AM, Steve Hay wrote:
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Menard's. :)
I just used 3/32 aluminum cable spacers on mine. They work great.
Scot "do they have Menard's where you are?" Murphy

5) From: Steve Hay
On 5/19/06, Scot Murphy  wrote:
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Nope, I'll check out some hardware stores though... Looks like Menard's is =
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midwest chain only...
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

6) From: Demian Ebert
I got small aluminum tubing from Ace Hardware here in San Francisco. Then
justs cut to length and flatten onto the arms. Works pretty well.
Demian
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7) From: Michael Stock
I was considering AL tubing, or Brass tubing, but found that they were too
soft.  Soft made them easy to work with, you could bend the tubing in shape=
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if you were careful.  But, it would also rub off on any surfaces it
contacted, the bottom of the SC for example, and presumably, the beans as
well.  Since Brass has Copper in it, that seemed bad for certain health
concerns, much more so than a Copper cap that doesn't actually contact the
beans (which I also did away with).  I never got around to looking into
health issues involving Aluminum, but still didn't like the idea of Aluminu=
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rubbing off on the beans during roasting (maybe it'd affect the flavor,
maybe I'm being paranoid).  The result was going with Stainless tubing,
since that seemed like it wouldn't deposit as easily.
The down side is it's a little harder to work with, you'll need to file dow=
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the ends after you cut, and if you miss your target length by a little bit,
you're pretty much screwed, and it's pretty hard to bend the steel.
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8) From: Demian Ebert
I thought about stainless, but the hardware store didn't have any. I did fi=
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the arms so they do not rub on the bottom. I don't think the beans are
abrasive enough to wear on the aluminum. I have a nice patina of roasting
compounds on the bars that it doesn't seem would acumulate if the metal was
being rubbed off.
Demian
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9) From: Jerry Procopio
Steve,
I cut pieces from an old golf club shaft.
Jerry
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