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Topic: Zass Grider wadersw while grinding. (9 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
I find the same happens when I'm grinding with the Zass, I hold the =
adjusting nut with one finger while griping the hopper with the other =
four. It works, but I be thinking about putting a drop or two of blue =
loctite (thread lock) which will help hold the adjusting nut in place =
and still allow you to move it, for different grinds. just a thought, as =
I have not tried it yet
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Ben Treichel
Hey,
I decided to eliminate all of my stale stock by pulling shots until the 
beans were gone (without drinking), because I've been getting stalls or 
long shots (35 sec) since I got back. What I found out is that the zass 
self adjusts while cranking. I can go from my set point to over an 1/8th 
of a turn while grinding a double shot. Since there is only about a 1/4 
turn from a 13 sec shot to a 39 second shot (with the same tamp), so 
this is a big deal. It also explains why I have been getting long shot 
times.
FYI, i was grinding and pulling shots for about 1hr & 40 minutes.
Ben
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3) From: David Lewis
At 11:58 PM -0500 1/9/03, Ben Treichel wrote:
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Yes, they do that. When I was using a Zass, I learned to hold the 
grinder with my index finger alongside the adjuster, holding it in 
place.
Best,
	David
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4) From: TFisher511
The Zas grinders do wander a little while grinding, and the 169DG, my 
favorite, seems to be the worst. I do have them all marked with a Sharpie on 
the adjustment wheel and the base so I can reset the grind quickly and I know 
when they drift. Only a minor inconvenience in my use, but I use the Rocky 
for espresso.
Terry F
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5) From: Ben Treichel
Box.
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6) From: R.N.Kyle
David I have not tried the purple loctite, I will pick some up from work =
Monday. I doubt that a drop of blue would make it too hard to rotate. =
After drying it may take a good twist to get moving, but after that it =
should be OK> I have access to the purple, and will try it first. Thanks =
for the information
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

7) From: David Lewis
At 7:10 PM -0500 1/9/03, R.N.Kyle wrote:
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Loctite makes a purple "low strength" grade specifically for small 
screws and adjusting screws, if that's what you want to try. On a 
thread that big, the blue grade (242) would likely lead to something 
very hard to move.
	David
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8) From: R.N.Kyle
I like cheap solutions, thanks Brian
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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9) From: Brian Noriega
My solution to stop the unwanted turning while
grinding was to wrap a rubber band just below the
knurled nut. It has been working for me for about a
year and is a cheap solution.
Brian
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