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Topic: Search Over - The Perfect RK Pin (4 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: Randy German
While putting the perfect bend into the stock pin that Ron provides and
wrestling with a hot drum while trying to pull it out post-roast has it's
charm, I just knew there had to be a better way.  After many trials and
errors I believe that I have found the Holy Grail, the perfect pin for my RK
Roaster door.    It's a steel pop rivet, 1/8 inch diameter, 1/16 to 1/8 inch
grip range, Ace Hardware item number 2014249.   Insert the rivet, give it a
little tap and your door is secure.  Post roast it slides right out.  You
can get 25 for a song so if one goes flying and you can't find it, it's
easily replaceable.  Give it a try, you may never go back!
Randy
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2) From: Dennis & Marjorie True
honestly I know I'll get blasted here but I took the pin off of mine and 
I roast "pinless" I have found that in the first 30 seconds the metal 
expands in the heat that the door is tight on the post and hasn't come 
open... I know I know one day I'll have a bean mess but so far (about 30 
Roasts) I've had no issue to date -knock on wood.
this works for me but I won't say that it can't come open so I would not 
recommend this to anyone else with out the standard disclaimer 
IMHO&YMMV!!!!!!!
Dennis
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3) From: Oaxaca Charlie
Dennis & Marjorie True  wrote: honestly I know I'll get blasted here but I took the pin off of mine and 
I roast "pinless" I have found that in the first 30 seconds the metal 
expands in the heat that the door is tight on the post and hasn't come 
open... I know I know one day I'll have a bean mess but so far (about 30 
Roasts) I've had no issue to date -knock on wood.
this works for me but I won't say that it can't come open so I would not 
recommend this to anyone else with out the standard disclaimer 
IMHO&YMMV!!!!!!!
Dennis
 Not blasting you (!), but I've had bean dumps into the grill when I forgot the pin. I've been using a large paper clip( straightened out then bent double) for at least a year-hundreds of roasts- and it hasn't worn out yet. Smaller, thin wire, paper clips have broken after only a few roasts. That pop rivet sounds good.
 Charlie
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4) From: Dennis & Marjorie True
well I found my way by having the pin fall out as soon as I started the 
roast so I gave up on that and just went pinless....
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