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Topic: My new Rocky, and a flood (11 msgs / 201 lines)
1) From: Frank Parth
I was in Philadelphia over the weekend doing some work with a not-for-profit that I volunteer at. I left Orange County 
Friday morning, and sometime after I left a water fitting under the kitchen sink decided to give way.
The entire bottom floor of the house flooded. My next door neighbor saw the water pouring out into the street and shut 
off the water when no one answered the door. My son dropped by on Saturday to pick up the new Rocky I ordered from SMs 
and found the mess. He moved all the furniture onto wooden blocks and tried to dry off what he could.
When I got back home Sunday evening I found my new Rocky waiting for me on top of piles of furniture and a swamp in the 
house.
So my question for the group is: What's a reasonable setting to start the Rocky at for French press?
Frank Parth

2) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Dry!
V/R,
FC1(SW/AW) Dennis W. True
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
I was in Philadelphia over the weekend doing some work with a
not-for-profit that I volunteer at. I left Orange County 
Friday morning, and sometime after I left a water fitting under the
kitchen sink decided to give way.
The entire bottom floor of the house flooded. My next door neighbor saw
the water pouring out into the street and shut 
off the water when no one answered the door. My son dropped by on
Saturday to pick up the new Rocky I ordered from SMs 
and found the mess. He moved all the furniture onto wooden blocks and
tried to dry off what he could.
When I got back home Sunday evening I found my new Rocky waiting for me
on top of piles of furniture and a swamp in the 
house.
So my question for the group is: What's a reasonable setting to start
the Rocky at for French press?
Frank Parth

3) From: Lynne Biziewski
Frank -
So sorry to hear about your flood in your house - HOWEVER, thank GOD the
Rocky is safe!!
Sort of like the Silver Chalice surviving a wreckage...
L.
On 7/23/07, Frank Parth  wrote:
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4) From: raymanowen
Wish I were there to hear one of the performances on the Wanamaker organ.
It's the world's largest playable pipe organ. The largest pipe is of wood,
32ft long, and two men can crawl through it side by side.
The Midmer-Losh in the auditorium at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall has nine
32ft ranks of pipes, and possibly two 64ft ranks- the 64' Diaphone Profunda
and the 64' Dulzian. The former rank was to have been deleted from the plan,
but the organ's architect, Sen. Emerson Richards probably twisted Siebert
Losh's arm during construction and insisted they include it.
The CCCCC notes vibrate at 8.11hz, and the reed box for that one pipe is
bigger than a telephone booth. With more than 33,000 pipes and 300hp, I
don't think it was ever fully playable, well maybe on the day it was
dedicated in 1932, after 80 technicians spent 4yrs building it.
Don't get me going -RayO, aka Opa!
On 7/23/07, Frank Parth  wrote:
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Wow, sorry about the flood.
Rocky & press pot. I'd start with +25 grind (from true zero) , 3 minute
infusion and adjust grind/infusion to taste from there. 
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found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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6) From: Frank Parth
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Thanks, MiKe,
The Rocky's instructions say to zero it by starting 6-7 markers above 0. If you hear the grinders clashing to stop it 
and go up another couple of notches. Are they serious? Do I really want to take a chance on having the grinders 
rubbingagainst each other?
Frank

7) From: Frank Parth
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We all have our priorities.
There's a crew coming this morning to suck up the soaked carpets and give me an estimate on the overall damage.
Frank

8) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
Frank Parth wrote:
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the burr carriers are flat where they'd touch ... so yes, it's safe to 
zero it this way.  the grinding surfaces are protected so as not to 
actually touch each other.
pat----

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yes they're serious. Where the upper and lowers burrs touch is not part of
the grinding portion. True zero is considered where they first touch.
miKe
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10) From: Brett Mason
Hi Frank,
I would place the Rocky at about Zero Point + 30 for French Press.
Personally, I take mine as wide as it will go - in the 50 range - but most
don't agree with me.  But I like my coffee sweet and smooth, so I take it
wide....
Enjoy.  You need a roll of Brawny - that should dry out your house.... (I
saw the commercial)
Brett
On 7/23/07, Frank Parth  wrote:
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Cheers,
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11) From: Frank Parth
Thanks MiKe and pat.
I'll try it. Being an old engineer I get nervous whenever I hear mechanical parts rubbing against each other. But I'll 
give it a go.
Frank
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