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Topic: Next Rocky question (11 msgs / 196 lines)
1) From: Scot Murphy
Okay, let's say I leave the doser where it is and just want to remove  
the PF fork. That sounds easy, at least at first. How do you remove  
the fork, though? Will the two screws in the bottom be enough to  
remove? Do I have to disassemble the doser in any way? And how can I  
get to it with the base in the way? Do I have to remove the base just  
to get the fork off?I am looking for simply-put instructions because  
I am a klutz and am afraid of damaging my $200+ grinder by, say,  
using the wrong screwdriver or not looking out for a panel or  
something. Help would be appreciated!
Scot "okay, that was multiple questions" Murphy

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yes, the two screws going up into the doser holding PF fork is it. No need
to remove doser or anything else to remove PF fork on Rocky. I used an elbow
screw driver. (90 degree angled screw driver) A stubby might fit, don't
recall and of course would depend on how stubby the stubby was!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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3) From: Scot Murphy
On Sep 20, 2006, at 8:19 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Things is, there are two sets of two screws each. Two are near the  
front and look like they will remove the entire bottom of the doser.  
Two are near the back and look almost impossible to get to. I don't  
have a stubby, but there is a Menard's nearby, and they have  
EVERYTHING. (It's my favorite location when I want to pick up copper  
tubing, recently viewed DVDs, and beef jerky.) I bet the stubby is  
cheaper than an elbow screwdriver, too, by seventy-nine cents or more!
Scot "a penny saved can one day be used in a fusebox" Murphy

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Fine, you made me go look and go find the old PF fork! Was in Rocky's box in
the garage not in my coffee cart top drawer with Rocky's finger guard. Why I
still have the box 5 years later I have no idea, pack rat syndrome...
Just the two back screws hold the PF fork. Yup, the impossible looking ones.
But man, looking at that fork construction makes me wonder HOW THE HECK DID
I get those screws out years ago! It may have been one of those episodes
best not remembered! I thought I'd used an elbow screw driver but now not so
sure. Obviously gotta be short and narrow to get up in there. I do know for
a fact I got it off though 'cuz it ain't been on for years!-) Hmmm, possibly
used a hex shaft screw head from multi-screw head driver set in short
ratchet wrench extension. Yeah, that might work. Good-luck and have fun!
miKe
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5) From: Scot Murphy
On Sep 20, 2006, at 11:23 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Hmmm. I might (MIGHT) have a kind-of workaround for this. I have a  
drill set with more than one hex shaft screw head; I also have a  
ratchet set. The terror of a man with little talent and great  
expectations...nyah ha ha!!!
Scot "updates to follow" Murphy

6) From: Scot Murphy
On Sep 20, 2006, at 11:31 PM, Scot Murphy wrote:
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Success! It was a trial because the ratchet didn't fit into the space  
quite right and the screw was metric but the socket English, but hey,  
a little paper jammed in and a bit of patience and the thing is off.  
Took the vanes out of the doser and gave it and the chute a decent  
cleaning. Probably would have taken off the hopper and done the upper  
burr but, for one, it hasn't been used that much, and two, the only  
screwdriver that fit in there was missing its handle. We'll just wait  
until we get another one.
Thanks extra much for the help and the ideas! They were just what I  
needed!
Scot "time to retire the Solis Maestro" Murphy

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Great! Necessity is the mother of invention, where there's a will there's a
way and all that jazz. BTW, assume (and hate to assume) you have done the
doser blade tape mod? Makes for a mucho cleaner sweep. FWIW I do all six
blades rather than just two as done on Randy's how to. FWIW have had to
re-do twice as the electrical tape hardens and starts loosing it's grip over
time. Seems about year to year and half in between and about ready to do
again.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

8) From: Scot Murphy
On Sep 21, 2006, at 9:29 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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No, I haven't done that mod yet, though I read about it over on  
CoffeeGeek. It's yet another thing I am afraid of screwing up and  
getting tape goo into my grounds or something. It might be worth  
trying, though, as the buildup of grounds in the doser is MIGHTY  
frustrating.
Scot "my hand vac isn't that small, either" Murphy

9) From: Michael Dhabolt
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I've done the same 'sweeper' mod on three of the six blades in my
Mazzer.  When the black electrical tape hardened requiring
replacement, I found some tightly woven white cloth tape with good
adhesive to re-do the mod with.  I, obviously, did a good cleaning of
the blades with alcohol or acetone prior to fixing the tape to them.
I just checked and they are still holding up well, still plenty
flexible and staying stuck - two years later.
Mike (just plain)

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
Mike (just plain)
Did you find the self adhesive cloth tape at fabric store or ? Figure makes
sense to give a different type of tape a try when I re-do the blades.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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11) From: Michael Dhabolt
miKe,
On 9/24/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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I think the memory is going.  I've been trying to remember exactly
what I used, and am drawing a blank.
Inspecting the Mini - - it looks like I used white bandage tape...the
type you use to hold a gauze bandage in place, folded over double so
that the adhesive sticks to both sides of the sweeper arms and trimmed
with scissors afterward to make them a consistent 'depth'.
Mike (just plain)


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