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Topic: heat gun holder (7 msgs / 100 lines)
1) From: Kris Bhatti
I had a moment of inspiration and thought of the perfect stand/holder for the heatgun:  a drill press accessory  http://picasaweb.google.com/krisbhatti/RoastingEquipIt would have been a great success if my heatgun didn't decide to breathe it's last fiery breath.  RIP GPOHG.  I thought I was going to be luckier than all the rest of you who have had these guns die on them.  I got 9 months of use out of it and got hooked on roasting, so I certainly got my $10 worth out of it.  Mostly I'm bummed because I lost 22 oz of Liquid Amber beans.  Looks like I'll be going to Sears to buy a better gun today.  I've got backups of everything but heat guns.">http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00953169000P?keyword=drill+press). I've had this in the garage and haven't used it for years.  You can see how I have it set up here: http://picasaweb.google.com/krisbhatti/RoastingEquipIt would have been a great success if my heatgun didn't decide to breathe it's last fiery breath.  RIP GPOHG.  I thought I was going to be luckier than all the rest of you who have had these guns die on them.  I got 9 months of use out of it and got hooked on roasting, so I certainly got my $10 worth out of it.  Mostly I'm bummed because I lost 22 oz of Liquid Amber beans.  Looks like I'll be going to Sears to buy a better gun today.  I've got backups of everything but heat guns.
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2) From: Rich
Most heat guns of that design have a limited, finite service life.  It 
is inherent in the design.  Buy 2 at a time....
Kris Bhatti wrote:
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Dec 4, 2007 12:27 PM, Kris Bhatti  wrote:
RIP GPOHG.  I thought I was going to be luckier
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Nine months! That is very likely a record for a Glorious Peoples'
Orange Heat Gun!
Brian

4) From: Jim Gundlach
I've got one that has lasted three months, but I haven't used it yet.
      pecan jim
On Dec 4, 2007, at 6:09 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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5) From: Gary Townsend
On Dec 4, 2007 11:27 AM, Kris Bhatti  wrote:
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Kris,
I too fell prey to the idea that I have better things to do for 15 minutes,
than to hold a heatgun.
But I also realized that it needs a control to allow for bean expansion
during the roast.
Here's my low buck telescopic boom:http://garybt3.googlepages.com/mybreadmachine%26heatguncomboGary

6) From: Kris Bhatti
Gary,
That's a nice setup - it looks like one of those glass birds that bobs back and forth into a glass of water.  With my drill press holder, I can easily raise and lower the part that is holding the gun, so I'll be able to adjust as the roast progresses.  I think it'll also be good to move it once or twice during the roast so it isn't always blowing in exactly the same place.  Alas, I don't have a new gun yet.  I did buy a countertop convection oven today for $5 and am trying to think how I could get it to work on the bread machine.  I'll probably have to just use it as an oven until I find a Stir Crazy at the thrift store and just pick up the heat gun tomorrow.  I can't deal with tiny 6 oz air popper roasts for espresso for too long.  
Kris
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From: Gary Townsend 
To: homeroast
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 5:34:41 PM
Subject: Re: +heat gun holder
On Dec 4, 2007 11:27 AM, Kris Bhatti  wrote:
I had a moment of inspiration and thought of the perfect stand/holder for the heatgun:  a drill press accessory  (http://picasaweb.google.com/krisbhatti/RoastingEquipIt would have been a great success if my heatgun didn't decide to breathe it's last fiery breath.  RIP GPOHG.  I thought I was going to be luckier than all the rest of you who have had these guns die on them.  I">http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00953169000P?keyword=drill+press). I've had this in the garage and haven't used it for years.  You can see how I have it set up here:  http://picasaweb.google.com/krisbhatti/RoastingEquipIt would have been a great success if my heatgun didn't decide to breathe it's last fiery breath.  RIP GPOHG.  I thought I was going to be luckier than all the rest of you who have had these guns die on them.  I
 got 9 months of use out of it and got hooked on roasting, so I certainly got my $10 worth out of it.  Mostly I'm bummed because I lost 22 oz of Liquid Amber beans.  Looks like I'll be going to Sears to buy a better gun today.  I've got backups of everything but heat guns.  
Kris, 
I too fell prey to the idea that I have better things to do for 15 minutes, than to hold  a heatgun. 
But I also realized that it needs a control to allow for bean expansion during the roast.
Here's my low buck telescopic boom: http://garybt3.googlepages.com/mybreadmachine%26heatguncomboGary
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7) From: Gary Townsend
Kris,
I've got 4 OLD style Stir Crazy's and will gladly 'gift' you one. The older
models, in my opinion, are built better than the ones being sold today. send
me your address to my gmail account, and I'll fight through the long lines
at the Post Office during a lunch break this week. Merry Christmas...must be
all the music that I'm hearing is having a positive effect on me ;-)
Gary
On Dec 4, 2007 7:47 PM, Kris Bhatti  wrote:
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