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Topic: Rosto fan voltage supply surgery (6 msgs / 132 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
I have the older of my two Caffe' Rostos (long out of warranty) opened up
and am about to re-wire, separating the fan from the timer/primary input
voltage (which I control by variac.) I think I have it figured out. Will
test this eveing after surgery completed. If you don't here from me again
it'll mean I goofed!
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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2) From: Rick Farris
miKe wrote:
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Take pictures while you have it open!  Show your mods!
-- Rick
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rick Farris" 
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Too late, already put back together. Good excuse anyway. That and I
previously used a SmartMedia floppy disk adapter to xfer images. Worked
cool, just seen as a floppy disk. Older Olympus D-360L has PC serial port
xfer support but I never used that method and can't find the cable! I hadn't
reinstalled the Flashpath drivers since upgrading to WinXP (almost a year
ago... my bad) Just checked Fuji's website, downloaded current NT driver,
nogo. Same for W98 driver, no surprise. No driver listed specifically for XP
or W2k. Emailed their support.... more will hopefully be revealed, I've been
meaning to take care of this problem anyway.
BTW, I'm still alive! First simple change (simple because it worked:-)
separate fan line, now plug directly into power source. Works and didn't
electrocute myself or blow a circuit! Oh, heat still works too off original
plug and timer dial, this is a good
thing. Will most likely add control to lower fan voltage on demand,
independantly controlled from the heater of course.
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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4) From: Ed Needham
Sounds like a mod others definitely need to see.  Let us know how it works.
Give me text and some pictures and I'll put it with some of the other
home-built/modded roasters on my homeroaster.com web site.
Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed
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5) From: Mike McGinness
I'll keep that in mind when I get pictures taken. MM;-)

6) From: Randy Roy
Mike,  I also own 2 Rosto's and a Variac, and am looking forward to your
findings/results.
Randy


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