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Topic: Re[2]: +Rocky doserless on the near horizon (8 msgs / 203 lines)
1) From: Trey Downey
Hello Jim,
   Do you happen to have any pics of your mod or a detailed
   description? I've been wanting to do similar to my Rocky and have
   pulled the doser off to see how things fit together, but have not
   found anything to use for a chute.
Best regards,
 Trey Downey
 Roasterless in Richardson (TX) - till my new Alp arrives ...
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Thursday, December 26, 2002, 12:09:11 PM, you wrote:
jg> Mike,
jg>      It is good to hear about the doserless Rocky coming available.  I 
jg> am fairly happy with chute form that I put together on mine.  I took 
jg> the complete doser off.  And I currently have a chute made from a piece 
jg> of  half inch copper tubing.  The color is wrong so I have found a 
jg> place that sells sheets of sterling silver of an adequate gauge so I 
jg> can make one that looks good as well as function well.  Once I get the 
jg> silver one done, I'll post the results for anyone out there that would 
jg> like to see them.
jg>       Jim Gundlach
jg>       In Oklahoma City for now.
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2) From: jim gundlach
I don't have pictures and I'm about 800 miles from home so I can't make 
any right now.  But, I'll describe it a little.  If you look at the 
discharge port, it is about half an inch wide and an inch tall.  It has 
a center part that is a little smaller that projects a little from the 
inside but does not reach beyond the outside part.  I used a flare tool 
to flare the copper pipe and used a metal cutting blade to cut it open 
lengthwise.  I then used a good sized piece of sheet metal and a hammer 
to open it up into a U shape and flatten the bottom a bit I then cut a 
straight line across the bottom of the U about 3/4 inch from the end.  
Then I angled cuts along the side toward the top leaving a small tab at 
the top.  I then bent the tabs out and pinched them together enough to 
catch behind the outside metal.  The bottom of the U fits between the 
outer casing and the discharge port and the upper tabs keep it in 
place.  I first formed several out of cardboard and when I got one the 
right shape, taped it into place to try out.  I then used the cardboard 
as a model to guide the cutting of the copper.
      This is probably not very helpful.
Jim Gundlach
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3) From: Fulton Martin
Hey, it worked for me. I've been meaning to take the doser all the way 
off, and this was the perfect excuse. Rocky's stripped down to fighting 
weight now... 8-)
Anyway, my first attempt at a cardboard chute worked as well as any 
subsequent ones. If I can find a piece of copper pipe to whack on, I 
may try that later today, but for now the cardboard is working fine. A 
couple of pictures at 
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4) From: Angelo
Here's the new doserless Rocky...http://www.temperato.no/butikk/index.htmlWhen you get to this site, look to the right and you'll see a heading 
"NYHETER". To the bottom you'll see "Mer info". Click on it.
I have to admit, I've been hoping this would be the answer to my prayer for 
a doserless Rocky, but, alas, I think not. It looks nice but I don't like 
that cord placement, and the chute looks impossible to get at to get the 
caught coffee out....
I understand it will be less expensive than the Rocky Classic. Maybe that 
will tilt me in its direction.
BTW, there's a thread going on at alt.coffee with the same header as this...
Ciao,
Angelo
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5) From: jim gundlach
Trey,
     I'll work on putting together some pictures tomorrow.  I just found 
a reasonably priced piece of metal that matches the brushed stainless 
of the housing quite well so I think it will look fine.   I'll make a 
chute from it tomorrow and take pictures of the process.
Jim Gundlach
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6) From: James Gundlach
Trey and anyone else interested.
After the failure with the brushed sheet metal, I looked around and I 
spotted the aluminum duct tape.  Made a triple thickness piece about 
3.5 inches long, stuck the first two sticky side together so I would 
not have to contend with the sticky stuff.  Then I cut it close to the 
pattern that Fulton Martin posted here:
   http://exwis.com/pictures/Rocky-chute-template.jpgIt works quite well.  I still don't consider it permanent but by being 
careful I was able to make it look quite decent.  It is good practice 
for making something out of the silver.
Jim Gundlach
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7) From: floyd burton
Just a bit of clarification here-I think Jim is referring to the foil
variety of duct tape which cost about $6 a roll at most big box stores-great
stuff-used some in the construction of a roasted bean cooler.  Beats the el
cheapo silver sticky stuff by a mile.

8) From: James Gundlach
Floyd is right, it is the aluminum foil duct tape, not the cloth stuff.
    Jim Gundlach
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