[Homeroast] Roaster woes...

peterz peterz at npgcable.com
Wed Feb 3 21:02:19 CST 2010


I replaced my fuse with 10 gauge wire :)

PeterZ
who never leaves his roasting unattended, here in LHC

raymanowen at gmail.com wrote:
> I have the replacement for your blown Fth, eschew RS. Rated at 800° and 13
> Amperes, this really is a thermal fuse- just recalibrated a few degrees and
> a few amps from the one that blew. Right, the RS replacement will blow
> unless you quit using it.
>
> Normal fuses run at over half their full rated load current in a
> non ventilated enclosure will get hot and melt open. You really shouldn't
> operate high temperature or high power devices unless you can devote 100%
> attention.
>
> Operate a thermal fuse near its full rated load inside a hot roaster, and
> you will expose yourself to some Neanderthal design that imposes an
> arbitrary limit on your roasting enjoyment. I think "Home roasting" means
> Don't Run It More Than 5% of the time with a full bean load.
>
> Just on general principles, the thermal fuse should be the first thing you
> recalibrate before you start using a new piece of equipment. Heat guns are
> supposed to get hot, but Master is the only one I've seen that doesn't have
> an Fth.
>
> Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd -RayO, aka Opa!
>
> Remember the 100% attention duty cycle.
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