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Topic: Yama Chains (3 msgs / 109 lines)
1) From: Gary Raabe
Jeff;
Last year (at different times) I purchased both a 5-cup and an 8-cup Yama. =
I got the 5-cup first. When I received the 8-cup I was surprised to see the=
 filter/spring/chain assembly was the same as the one that came in the 5-cu=
p. I thought this was very odd since the glass stem on the 8-cup is so much=
 longer. When I first tried to install the filter into the 8-cup I was afra=
id I would sling-shot the top bowl through the air if I slipped trying to p=
ull the spring that tight. =
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I fixed that filter assy. by lengthening it. I used a short piece os 0.025"=
 stainless steel safety wire to make an oval to extend the chain/spring ass=
embly. I put the wire through the attach loop on the bottom of the filter a=
nd the loop on the end of the spring, twisted the ends together and bent in=
to a long oval shape. This effectively lengthened the assembly.
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For anyone not familiar with "safety wire" it is used in the aviation indus=
try. It is used to "tie" bolts and/or fasteners together to help ensure the=
y don't back off. If you need a piece, send me a message off-list, I can se=
nd you one. =
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Hope this helps,
Gary
Cincinnati OH
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Re: [Homeroast] Yama broken chainsGreat question. I had the same problem fo=
r ages and used everything fromkite string to a ceiling fan chain. I've alw=
ays been concerned aboutchemicals coming off my chains, so I've switched to=
 that 5-cup model and hadno problems. I'd love to hear an actual solution.-=
jeff On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Peter J. Minkow wrote: > I love my Yama 8 cup brewer, but have broken three of the chai=
ns holding> the filter spring. I have replaced the chain with a plastic coa=
ted wire, but> wonder if anyone has a better solution.> Peter
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2) From: Douglas Hoople
Sounds like the stainless steel "safety wire" is the same type of thing as
the monel seizing wire found in marine supply stores used to secure bolts on
anchors and such. A trip to the local West Marine or similar boating store
will get you some of that.
Monel's even less likely to corrode than stainless, so it's probably a good
bet.
Doug
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3) From: Jim Wilson
Gary Said:
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~~~I used it to keep bolts, nuts from falling off when I was motorcycle roadracing.  I was into the amatuer club scene.  You couldn't pass tech unless the right fasteners were wire tied.  Good thing too, could you imagine getting a bolt through your face shield at 130 + MPH?= : - ( 
Sorry, didn't mean to get off coffee (the subject) but, another use for safety wire (I think I have and use .032"?)  I use it for a spring puller (very taut springs), making a loop and placing a shaft in one end (for the handle to pull, screwdriver works nice) and the other end to place on the spring 
Anyways, very good suggestion Gary, to use safety wire to repair Yama cloth filter plates/spring clips.  I can see sweetmarias carrying safety wire on their website now, pre-cut, 15 cents= : - )
Best,
Jake
Reddick Fla.
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