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Topic: Tom's roasted beans (7 msgs / 278 lines)
1) From:
Les:
your right, I also think everyone should try Tom's roasted beans.
when Tom first started roasting I bought some Monkey he roasted and I can still smell and taste that cup...
ginny
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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funny it should come up ... today I am dealing with registering our 
roaster with the local air quality agent, and it turns out we are 
something like 10 feet too close to a school - it enters a whole new 
level of criteria if you are within 1000 feet of a school, and costs 
a LOT more. the air quality engineer could not be more apologetic on 
the phone, since the regulations are all about giant refineries and 
such, lowering air quality in communities, not tiny roasters that 
barely fall under regulation at all. Anyway, the short story is this 
might put our little "roastmaster" program in jeopardy. We'll see. he 
just used google earth to do the measurement (damn google!) Perhaps 
the greatest irony of all: the guy is a home roaster who gets his 
coffee here! Anyway, i appreciate the intent of these regulations, 
but they have some unintended consequences when you take a such a 
small source of emissions and regulate it like a huge source. sigh....
tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
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3) From: Dan Mouer
Tom, maybe some of the ingenius tinkerers--er engineer types--on this list 
can come up with some sort of off-the shelf catalytic converter/scrubber to 
put on your roaster's vent.
Dan M

4) From: Ed Needham
A little coffee roast smoke would only improve alertness and school 
performance.
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5) From: Diablo
I know Diedrich sells one.  Either way, he's being put in a different category,
this means catalytic converter or not, the cost is different to him due to his 
reclassification.
I think I recall the day you moved your roaster, boy o boy, have fun moving
that bad boy.......10 feet  eeeshhhh
Leo
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6) From: Jim Carter
Tom,
I would need to read the ordinance to be certain, but here are a few 
thoughts off the top of my head:
1. 10 feet is a very small distance. Is it possible to move the roaster 
to be in compliance? How about re-routing the exhaust?
2. You may be able to get a variance through the Zoning Board of Appeals 
or some such entity.
3. In the worst case scenario, perhaps you can lease 10 feet from the 
neighboring property.
I have been on the Planning Commission and/or Zoning Board of Appeals in 
our township for the past 10 years. I may be able to help. Email me off 
list or call me to discuss.
Jim Carter
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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7) From: John F Coffey
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Hmmm 10 feet ??
A little creative ductwork might be in order ... do you have a  
neighbors roof in the right direction that you could hang some duct  
work on ??
You would think they could come up with a way for a variance for you ...
--John
On Mar 21, 2007, at 4:12 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Hmmm 10 feet ??
A little creative ductwork = might be in order ... do you have a neighbors roof in the right = direction that you could hang some duct work on ??
You would think they could = come up with a way for a variance for you ...
--John On Mar 21, 2007, at 4:12 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee = wrote:
funny it should come up ... today I am dealing with = registering our roaster with the local air quality agent, and it turns = out we are something like 10 feet too close to a school - it enters a = whole new level of criteria if you are within 1000 feet of a school, and = costs a LOT more. the air quality engineer could not be more apologetic = on the phone, since the regulations are all about giant refineries and = such, lowering air quality in communities, not tiny roasters that barely = fall under regulation at all. Anyway, the short story is this might put = our little "roastmaster" program in jeopardy. We'll see. he just used = google earth to do the measurement (damn google!) Perhaps the greatest = irony of all: the guy is a home roaster who gets his coffee here! = Anyway, i appreciate the intent of these regulations, but they have some = unintended consequences when you take a such a small source of emissions = and regulate it like a huge source. sigh.... --                   = "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"       =     Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria        =               http://www.sweetmarias.com      =         Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com    Sweet Maria's Coffee - = 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA            = phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = --------------  John F. = Coffey  Email - john  P.O. Box 524 =   Blaine, WA  98231


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