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Topic: Failure to grok (4 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: jim jordan
Recently someone (Mike M?) mentioned some way they
tilted or tipped a Bodum/*$ electric vacuum pot to get
a more satisfactory brew time.  At the time,  I did
not grok as to how , where and why this was done. 
What do you tip and how?  Does it really work?  I get
30 second and up infusion time, not really adequate
for decent coffee.  The vac pot is taking up too much
of my allotted and jealously guarded kitchen counter
space if it is not going to do better than that.  I
can always give it back to the guy who loaned it to me
if there are no answers.
Any advice?
Cheers Jim J
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2) From: Angelo
Jim,
I believe Mike (and many others raise the back of the pot) about 1/4 of an 
inch. My cousin had the same problem, but he says he fixes it by putting 
the "funnel" top on at a different angle. I'm not familiar with the layout 
of the pot, so what you're getting from me is second-hand. At any rate, the 
fix seems easy and, as I understand, well worth it.....
Ciao,
Angelo
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3) From: Bart Frazee
On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:38:37 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:
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Jim:
The bottom of the pot is slanted. There is a sensor about 3/4 of the
way up. When the water gets below the sensor the heater shuts off. If
you put something under the low end, it will take longer for the water
to get down to it, extending the up top time.
Hope that helps.
Bart
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4) From: Jack Berry
I remember that thread. The intent was to level the bottom and increase the
hold time. I think a couple of quarters were used to do the job. Guess you
could use pennies if you're on a budget (-:


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