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Topic: Cooling the drum was (+Dark Roasts with Nesco...) (12 msgs / 448 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Ross
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Ray,
You have touched on the hardest part of grill drum roasting.  Getting =
the drum open and the beans dumped in the cooling tray quickly and =
consistently.  The longest delay is removing the pin from the drum door. =
 I am still musing about a better door pin setup for my drum.  I may =
find a smaller pin or drill the hole in the RK drum post one size larger =
so the pin doesn't bind.  First I will try a new pin that isn't bent up. =
 Get two Ove gloves and the waffle iron imprint won't be a problem.
Regards,
Ross

3) From: RK
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The pin is easily removed with some practice. I bend them so they just =
lock in past the first notch, and try pulling them out with the chain =
before shipping and make sure they are tight enough so they don't fall =
out during the session(makes for a nice fire not to mention the loss of =
beans.
An alternate is using large paper clips. This is what Oaxaca Charlie =
uses and say they work great and last about 5 sessions and quite cheap =
by the box. I have spent many hours trying to improve on the present =
clip, but without success without adding to the cost. I have been using =
this clip for over 3 yrs and find it easy to install and remove but do =
recall some trouble from time to time. I have found that pulling on the =
round end and pushing with my gloved finger on the open end of the =
straight leg makes removal easy.
I liked the idea of using a straight edge and pushing it out that was =
mentioned in a previous post. 
If you make the pin too loose you run the chance of it falling out and =
dumping your beans so be careful.
You drum is new and new metal needs to temper, it will take at least 6 =
to 10 sessions for it settle down until then it will move around and the =
door and pin will tighten and loosen, after it has properly tempered it =
will stay put and then you can adjust to pin to your liking with more =
confidence that it will stay put.
The pin does take some practice to get to point that it is easily =
installed and removed. 
RK

4) From: Ross
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RK,
Don't let my learning curve get to you.  I am just not a good hot pin =
puller (at least not on the first try) what can I say, I'm sure you got =
a chuckle out of my picture of the pin.  I am drinking some good but not =
perfect coffee that I over roasted while struggling with that !***## =
pin.  I will try the paper clip it sounds like even I can handle pulling =
a large paperclip.  I like the drum and motor.
Regards,
Ross

5) From: Oaxaca Charly
 The paper clip I'm currently using has lasted for at least 100 roasts so far. Sometimes they break quickly, ya never know. First I unbend them from the paperclip shape and then double them, make a twist in the wire , and after sticking the cut ends through that peg I pull them apart just enough so they don't slip out during the roast. Any reasonably strong thin wire will work.
   
   saludos----C
Ross  wrote:
          RK,
  Don't let my learning curve get to you.  I am just not a good hot pin puller (at least not on the first try) what can I say, I'm sure you got a chuckle out of my picture of the pin.  I am drinking some good but not perfect coffee that I over roasted while struggling with that !***## pin.  I will try the paper clip it sounds like even I can handle pulling a large paperclip.  I like the drum and motor.
  Regards,
  Ross

6) From: Ross
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Oaxaca,
Yes, I was thinking we don't need an industrial strength tempered pin to =
provide shear strength on that door post, it's not like those coffee =
beans are going to organize and charge the door with 1000 lb of force.  =
The only real threat is the pin or clip binding or falling out when the =
door flexes and rotates so the paper clip idea makes a lot of sense to =
me, or any light weight easy to remove clip that will not bind or fall =
out.  We don't want sudden breakage though.  I will see if there is a =
clip similar to the one Ron uses that is a little lighter weight =
(smaller diameter) my door fits very tight on the post after about 5 =
roasts and the standard size clip fits very tight holding the door =
closed that may be my unique problem and it may go away as Ron says =
after everything is tempered.
Regards,
Ross

7) From: Larry Johnson
Solid copper wire of the appropriate gauge would be more ductile; ergo, less
likely to break after being bent and twisted into shape.
On 4/22/07, Ross  wrote:
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-- 
Larry J
Men have become the tools of their tools.
  - Henry David Thoreau

8) From: Steven Van Dyke
Just a suggestion from someone who doesn't have a drum roaster or a 
pin to pull:
Why not use a hook on a stick?  Something like a cup hook screwed 
into the end of a piece of 1x2 or heavy dowel would give you a safe 
to hold handle and a way to hook onto the pin and yank it right out.
At 11:18 AM 4/22/2007, you wrote:
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9) From: Rich
Go to an auto parts store and buy a cotter key puller.
--Original Message Text---
From: Steven Van Dyke
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:45:10 -0500
Just a suggestion from someone who doesn't have a drum roaster or a pin to pull:
Why not use a hook on a stick?  Something like a cup hook screwed into the end of a piece of 1x2 
or heavy dowel would give you a safe to hold handle and a way to hook onto the pin and yank it 
right out.
At 11:18 AM 4/22/2007, you wrote:
RK,
Don't let my learning curve get to you.  I am just not a good hot pin puller (at least not on the first 
try) what can I say, I'm sure you got a chuckle out of my picture of the pin.  I am drinking some 
good but not perfect coffee that I over roasted while struggling with that !***## pin.  I will try the 
paper clip it sounds like even I can handle pulling a large paperclip.  I like the drum and motor.
Regards,
Ross 

10) From: Floyd Lozano
Get a highly trained asbesto coated stuntmonkey to pull the pin for you.
They work for bananas (33c/lb).
-F
On 4/23/07, Rich  wrote:
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11) From: raymanowen
...it may go away_ after everything is tempered.
Actually:
...after everything is annealed.
 Slow cycles of heating and cooling tend to soften previously hardened
metal.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

12) From: Ross
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Opa,
Good point,  I should have known that, I anneal the copper spark plug =
gaskets for my airplane engine with a torch and a slow cool.  Here's to =
keeping the terminology correct!
Ross
  ...it may go away_ after everything is tempered.
  Actually:
  ...after everything is annealed.
   Slow cycles of heating and cooling tend to soften previously hardened =
metal. 
  Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
  Got Grinder? 


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