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 ... -- 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. jg> On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 11:20 AM, Mike McGinness wrote: <Snip> jg> jg> homeroast mailing list jg>http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast-- homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 12:46 PM, Trey Downey wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 & --On Thursday, December 26, 2002 3:13 PM -0600 jim gundlach wrote: <Snip> Fulton Martin __=o&o>__ fulton San Diego, CA N32 43.956, W117 05.874 homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 12:46 PM, Trey Downey wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 12:46 PM, Trey Downey wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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.
Floyd is right, it is the aluminum foil duct tape, not the cloth stuff. Jim Gundlach On Sunday, December 29, 2002, at 09:09 PM, floyd burton wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast