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Topic: Weird GC Roasts ... Followup (2 msgs / 114 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
A little while ago I received my (hopefully) repaired GC back, along with=
 a
couple of spare bumpers (as suggested by Eddie).  No mention of what =
caused the
problem.  
However, there is a new, more minor problem ... the lid is extremely =
difficult
to open.  Looking at the unit from the front, the bottom right edge of =
the lid
(below the hinge) is hitting the narrow strip of reflector, which is not
properly seated on that side.  I can't budge the reflector material using=
 my
fingers alone.  Do you know the best approach for fixing this ... unscrew=
 the
entire reflector & re-seat it?
While the GC was gone, I've survived off some Terroir Costa Rica (pretty =
good,
not as good as homeroast, & boring having only 1 kind of roasted bean
available), then roasting some Kenya Auction Lot 434 & some Kona using my
FreshRoast+8 ... the FR+8 roasts came out great, despite my managing to
partially dislodge the glass roast chamber from its rim (that's described=
 in
another thread).  I really needed that homeroast fix!!!  I've learned =
just how
much I really want to roast some beans!
I also bought the Glorious Orange heatgun from Harbor Freight for $10 =
(along
with cheap welding gloves (3 pair for $10) to use during HG/DB, along =
with
various other hardware store type items I've meaning to buy).  So, at =
some point
soon after testing the GC, I'll make my first attempt at HG/DB roasting.
Thanks for your help everybody!  I'll let you know how things turn out =
with the
GC.
Dave
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Dave,
If you are talking about the chrome pan beneath the drum, then yes,
remove the two screws, remove the pan straight up; you might need
something to pry it up gently.  Once you remove the pan, look for the
semi-circle retainers that slide under the hubs on each side, push
them back underneath completely and then re-seat the chrome pan making
sure those retainers stay tucked underneath; there are tabs on the
chrome pan that fit straight down through the plastic.  Below the
metal pan is plastic housing ... no worries about breaking sensitive
electronics.  To remove the clear lid, I just push one side toward the
other enough to get the tab out of the hole.
Hope that helps.
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 9/25/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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