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Topic: variac and SC/TO (13 lines)
1) From: Ron Feroni
It seems the variac is the way to go to control temp in an SC/TO.  So what exactly do I look for in a Variac?  I know nothing about them.  I looked on Ebay but I really need to know what to look for before I drop the dime...
 
Ron> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:19:04 -1000> From: lutermanb> To: homeroast> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] HotTop and Variac> > Been using a Hottop for 3 years and have not needed a Variac. My roasts are> consistent. However, I am retired and always roast on weekday afternoons.> There is usually not a terribly large load on the lines then. No> air-conditioners running or washing machines etc.> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:08 PM, John Haley  wrote:> > > Having JUST purchased a new HotTop from SM (it's already on the way> > tonight)> > I've read conflicting reports on whether a Variac is needed for best> > results. I had originally heard they didn't, but have since seen graphed> > results with and without one showing quite a difference. If the best> > results> > require one, I want to order it right away. What's the consensus from> > owners> > on this list.> >> > Homeroast maili
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