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Topic: vague memory of advice regarding adjusting Rocky's (4 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: John Crippen
Good morning,
Day Three with Rocky is going great.  Thanks for all the good advice from
you all regarding clearing out the machine.  One more question:  for general
purposes, should I always have the grinder empty when I make adjustments to
it or are there conditions (like going from fine to course), when it's OK to
make the adjustments while there are beans in Rocky?  I'm asking because of
a vague memory of some advice for some grinder.....and I can't track it
down.
The Rocky manual has you adjusting the grind level with the machine off and
with no beans in the machine at all (upon first use), so I guess it's OK to
do it that way.  I was just wondering if you all have any advice.
Thanks in advance,
John Crippen

2) From: RK
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The Rocky manual has you adjusting the grind level with the machine off =
and with no beans in the machine at all (upon first use), so I guess =
it's OK to do it that way.  I was just wondering if you all have any =
advice. 
Always have the grinder running to adjust to a finer setting but you can =
adjust to a coarser grind with it not running.
Beans and particles of beans get caught in between the burrs and if you =
adjust finer it can trap then and bind the burrs hard on the motor.
RK

3) From: Ross
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Concur with RK, I find that for small adjustments (a step or two finer) =
it is really not a big deal, you can feel resistance as you turn to the =
finer setting if you are binding grounds in the burrs, that is your clue =
to back it off (open it up again to a courser grind) and then run it as =
you reduce the setting.  Definitely when going from a press grind to =
drip or espresso the burrs will bind on some of the coarser remnants if =
you don't run it in the process.  It's easy to do with the doser model =
but requires three hands with the non doser.
Ross

4) From: Barry Luterman
That's why I replaced the switch on mine when I owned a Rocky. I ordered a
switch from espresso parts like the off on switch toward the back of the
machine and installed in place of the one you have to hold down to make
Rocky grind.
On Dec 29, 2007 12:03 PM, Ross  wrote:
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