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Topic: Poppery I trouble, (4 msgs / 98 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 7:15 PM, Jason Brooks  wrote:
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Jason,
I'm no expert, but I would think that the heating element would either
work or not. Did this popper previously work well, then suddenly start
acting up?
Brian
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2) From: Jason Brooks
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Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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The element was old and had a few breaks.  I'd kept it going by roughly
hooking the two halves together.  It finally worked apart during a roast
last week.  I gutted another popper I had that wasn't safe for most HR
applications.  Rated at 1440 watts, the coil had to be rewound and
installed in the P1.  A bit of reseating things and all is now well.
The initial roasts, where the Kenya failed, didn't have the ceramic disc
and element as far into the housing as it should have been, allowing the
plate in the bottom of the roasting chamber to bounce.  The bounce
seemed to rob some of the airflow from the chamber, and since things
weren't as tight, it was not as hot.  The ramp up was too slow.  But
it's all good now!
Jason
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Sounds like you really know your way around electrical things. Glad to
hear you have it all repaired and ready to go. It would be a shame to
have to toss a Poppery I.
brian
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Jason Brooks  wrote:
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4) From: Jason Brooks
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Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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It was the good folks at homeroasters forum that helped with some things
as well.
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