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Topic: Inside my Hearthware (10 msgs / 359 lines)
1) From: Keith Parker
Hi folks,
Just recently came back onto the list and thought I'd share this with
you.
I recently opened up my Hearthware Precision to lubricate the bearings.
I've owned it since the fall of 1999 and would estimate I've run about
700 roasts through it. The poor machine was sounding a bit tired
recently and I was worried it was going to die before the new models
come out (early next year??).
I got quite a surprise when I opened the thing up! Check out the pic.
You'll need to click the link called "Next.." at the bottom of the page
I'm listing below.
Also, feel free to check out the rest of the site---http://www.beyondthesecondcrack.com/CleaningHearthwareCheers,
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|Keith ....Hearthware Precision|
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2) From: Bob Trancho
Gee Keith, maybe the house could use a bit more frequent dusting! ;-) 
Now you've made me arfraid to open up my Roasto...
Bob Trancho
<Snip>http://www.beyondthesecondcrack.com/CleaningHearthwareCheers,
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|Keith Parker .........................Solis 166 Grinder|
|San Rafael, CA ...................Daily single cup drip| 
|.................................Weekend Hario Vacu-Pot| 
|Keith ....Hearthware Precision| ......HWP with
|700 Roasts and still going strong!......| 
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3) From: Dan Bollinger
Geez, Keith!  Where are your doing your roasts?  At a concrete mfgr. or the
exhaust stack of a commercial laundry?  That's the worst example of
dryerlintism I've ever seen!    Darn.  Now I"ll have to open mine up, too.
:)  Dan

4) From: Jim Schulman
Think of it as soundproofing ;) Nice website btw, Jim
On 10 Sep 2002 at 15:47, Keith Parker wrote:
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5) From: R.N.Kyle
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Thanks, what a mess, I would not have thought it would have gotten that =
messed up.
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle

6) From: Keith Parker
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I really don't know why there was so much dust in the thing. The area I
roast I isn't particularly dusty. I expect I'll check the the thing out
every now and then just to see how often I should clean it. For now I
plan to inspect it once per month.
Cheers,
KP
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|Keith Parker .........................Solis 166 Grinder|
|San Rafael, CA ...................Daily single cup drip|
|.................................Weekend Hario Vacu-Pot|
|Keith ....Hearthware Precision|
|......HWP with 700 Roasts and still going strong!......|
||
                   ^                ^                    
                   |                |
                   |                |
                   |||
     |                                               | 
     | Visit my coffee and home roasting website at: |
     |          www.BeyondTheSecondCrack.com         |
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7) From: Michael Vanecek
I repair computers that come from very clean offices and homes - but 
even then there's dust and link in the air. We breath it all the time, 
but we're equiped to deal with it. The static charges that build up in 
teh system where air is flowing makes it irresistable to this lint and 
dust, and over time it will build up. Only a sealed clean-room with Hepa 
filters and enviro-suits will make this less likely. I suspect virtually 
everyone has a bunch of dust buildup. Thankfully, a brush and a vacuum 
with a nozzle attachment (or corner attachment) is all you really need 
for all but the greasy caked on stuff that occurs if the roaster is 
stored and operated in a working kitchen or other high humidity 
location. Then it's a lot of paper-towels and elbow grease and perhaps a 
choice word or two...
Be well,
Mike
Keith Parker wrote:
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8) From: floyd burton
I just lubed mine with Mobil One using a vet syringe I purchased at Farm and
Fleet for a buck to suck up and apply the Mobil one exactly where I wanted
it.  If your HWP has started making funny noises, the "bearings" may already
be wiped/scored.  Take care in the lube you use-things like WD-40 are not
lubes at all-also I don't think much of the lubricating properties of
products with Teflon in it-DuPont really cracked down on the snake oil crowd
in the car field.  So a good very high performance lube carefully placed on
the bearing blocks both above and below the motor.
That thing really looks randy.

9) From: Keith Parker
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Actually the bearings never made any noise at all so I'm not certain
they even needed any lubrication. I lubed them anyway with some
three-in-one while I was in there. The main problem turned out to be the
dust choking off the poor motor. The symptoms were that the machine
sounded more uneven than usual and usual and a bit like it was
straining. 
The Hearthware Precision has a somewhat uneven sound to the motor--by
design, but recently it had become more uneven and rather labored
sounding. I figured instead of waiting till it fried completely, I'd see
if I could be proactive. It turns out to have been a prudent move. The
thing sounds and performs great again.
Cheers,
Keith Parker
<Snip>http://www.beyondthesecondcrack.com/CleaningHearthwareCheers,
|                                                       |
|Keith Parker .........................Solis 166 Grinder|
|San Rafael, CA ...................Daily single cup drip| 
|.................................Weekend Hario Vacu-Pot| 
|Keith ....Hearthware Precision| ......HWP with
|700 Roasts and still going strong!......| 
||
                   ^                ^
                   |                |
                   |                |
                   |||
     |                                               |
     | Visit my coffee and home roasting website at: |
     |          www.BeyondTheSecondCrack.com         |
     ||
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10) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Keith Parker" 
 I got quite a surprise when I opened the thing up! Check out the pic.
Cool site so far Keith. I opened up my Rosto after 8 months or so with
similar, though not nearly as 'impressive', findings!
MM;-)
Home Ju-Ju Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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