[Homeroast] Sucky decaf

raymanowen at gmail.com raymanowen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 14:16:59 CDT 2010


"... This allows running the fan at full speed, plugged directly into a wall
receptacle and
lowering the power level (voltage) to the heater by powering the
heatercircuit through the variac."

Another option:

   - Leave the heater Alone- don't alter the most powerful device in the
   roaster. (Part of Ray's 9-1-1 Smoke and Blue Fire reduction program- could
   even save the domicile...)

Raise the blower voltage/ speed with a full-wave bridge rectifier and
electrolytic capacitor, and decrement that low-power supply with a rheostat,
light dimmer or separate Triac/ diac.

Full power to the higher-speed blower would cool the airstream with about
20# less Iron and Copper and $100 less Wampum.  If this seems obfuscated and
confusing, avoid the potential expense and excitement, just get the Behmor -
sooner rather than later.

Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!

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