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Topic: Grinder restricted dischage and plugging issues (3 msgs / 123 lines)
1) From: Bart Van Dyken
Hello,
I have been a long time reader but have never posted on this site. Reading
about other posters who have encountered what they call plugging or retained
solids issues in Macap M4 or other similar grinders, I have been tempted to
offer a description of how I have eliminated these problems on my M4.
Trying to follow a thread on this site is very difficult at best, so I may
have misunderstood the problems that some of you are describing. Assuming
the problems are as stated above I removed the spout from my doser-less
grinder and replaced it with a ss canister whose diameter is consistent with
the spout's mounting flange and whose height compliments the grinder. On the
matching diameter of this cyllinder to the grinder discharge port I have
machined a port that precisely matches the one on the grinder. After
drilling and tapping matching holes in both the canister cylinder and
grinder base I have mounted this canister on the side of the grinder much
like the plastic dosing hopper that Macap sells. On the top I have fitted
the canister with a matching glass/ss lid closure, on the bottom I have
fitted the canister with a conical funnel. With some additional bowls and
spacers, and simple tools I never experience plugging, it is easy to see
what is going on at the discharge and easy to puff the grinder clean as a
whistle so that there is no residual coffee left behind to become a stale
contaminant to my next batch. Although there is a little ritual that I go
through every time I grind it is very easy and clean up is a breeze without
a stray grind. When it comes to grind adjustment changes or uniformity of
grind I find the Macap is hard to beat. Without these changes, I understand
your frustration! If you need more info or pictures email me at
bvandyken
Bart
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi Bart,
Thanks for the post. Sound very intricate.
You mention "Trying to follow a thread on this site is very difficult at best."
I opened a gmail account and use it only for this list. Gmail
organizes emails by thread, so that all the postings in a given thread
are grouped together. As a result, it is very easy to follow any given
thread. It is working better and better as list members get better and
better at changing Subject lines to match thread shifts.
Gmail may not be for everyone, but I really like the way it organizes
the numerous posts on this list.
Brian
On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Bart Van Dyken  wrote:
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Welcome bart..hardcore!  I for one, would love to see the pictures.
Dean De Crisce
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