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Topic: Thermometer Adjustment (2 msgs / 46 lines)
1) From: Dan Kellgren
My big bro is a hot air roaster.  He's got 2 machines:
roaster (1) PRESTO POP LITE
 roaster (2) WESTBEND POPPERY 2
Here in Ohio, ambient air temp has been in the 20's (F), so he's unable to
achieve a high enough temp during the roast.  He's got a huge bucket type
thing he'll put over the roaster so that the air around it warms up.  He
does this controllingly by taking it on and off to reach the desired temps.
The units will shut down if they get overheated with this method.  But with
it being so cold lately (dropping into the teens), he'd like to adjust the
thermometer on it a bit to allow for higher temps in the unit.  Yes, he's
prepared for a flaming meltdown if necessary!
Anyone know these units well enough to know where the internal thermometer
on these are?  I roast with a stove-top over a gas flame, so this is not my
area of expertise.
Thanks gang.
Dan K

2) From: raymanowen
Dan, I have both of these poppers, and the Pop Lite gets the hottest.
When I roast on the back porch in the morning (NOT recently!), the heaters
have never switched off- always continued to glow. So they're pretty fast
machines and  would roast to oblivion if you just ran them for ten minutes.
The thermal switch never cycled
Six or seven minutes to Vienna is a real blast. I wanted to get at least ten
minutes before Crack2. The only appliance that allowed it was a refurb Fresh
Roast. Nice learning roaster, and I curse the day I gave away the (3) Master
heat guns I repaired with the biggest heater coils available from W.W.
Graingers' Chicago parts department.
One went to a friend with a micro screen printing business. I also built her
a 24inch conveyor dryer for her little Pearl Street Boulder shop- years ago.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976


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