Voiding My Warranty

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keithcutter
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Voiding My Warranty

Post by keithcutter » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:29 pm

I did a little modification to my new FreshRoast Plus 8. I'm sure this can't be a unique idea, but I haven't seen it before.

Basically, I removed the timer because I found that I was getting inconsistant results from a strict time-based roasting methodology.

The two switches I added (see photo) separately control the fan and the heating element. I'd say this is quite dangerous and am not recommending anyone else try it (how's that for a disclaimer?). OneImage reason it's dangerous is that someone could turn on the heater w/o the fan and melt-down the whole unit (and burn down your house).

However, I like it. I just switch on the fan and heat and wait for the degree of roast I'm after. Then I switch off the heat and let the fan do an initial cool-down of the beans. After a few minutes I transfer to a metal colinder and finish cooling over a fan.

Niko

Post by Niko » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:49 pm

Nice mod.
I haven't heard of anyone doing that to a Freshroast, not many people have them.
That's a nice, quiet little roaster unlike the deafening iRoar series but I guess it's a trade-off for sound vs. quantity.

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Post by ScottW » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:57 pm

keithcutter wrote: One reason it's dangerous is that someone could turn on the heater w/o the fan and melt-down the whole unit (and burn down your house).
Could you swap out the fan switch for a double-pole, and run the power to the heater through both switches? That way, you could ensure that the heater can only get power when the fan switch is also ON.

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