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Topic: Finally killed a Rosto! (and resurrected it:) (2 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
 Mike (the Kona King, and now the Rosto King) Fire Marshal on the side =
:O).Home roasting is exciting at times. Post the pictures Mike, always =
interested in your never ending quest for the perfect roast/roaster. 
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Mike McGinness
Sunday evening I plugged in my two year old Rosto for the first time in
weeks. Plugged in just the fan first, applied power to the fan, sparks and
smoke billowed forth! Immediately killed power to the fan and the smoke kept
increasing. Grabbed the Rosto and fire extinguisher and headed for the
driveway. (roast in garage) The smoke quit increasing so I didn't shoot it
with the extinguisher, minute or so quit smoking. Ok, plugged the fan in
again, blowing cool air no problem. Remember, the heater had NOT been
plugged in at all before the flame out. While fan running plugged in the
heater, still cold air. The nefarious thermal fuse blew with just the fan
plugged in! Grabbed my other Rosto and proceeded to roast the needed
batches.
Been a hectic week (14hrs yesterday!) so just got to tearing Recked Rosto
apart. It appeared that the area around the heater had gotten chaff build up
which must have ignited from a fan motor arc and took out the thermal fuse.
(thermal fuse tested open) No biggy, cut it out and hard wired it, no
thermal fuse to blow up no more:) Just did two back to back roasts with the
resurrected Rosto no problem for Kona Vienna mélange, second batch to 470°f.
Oh, I did not put those pesky safety torq screws back in, replaced them...
I took and couple pictures but have not uploaded them to the web. Will if
anyone wants a look see.
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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