[Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 15:16:59 CDT 2010


Bob,
Pick the fruit and crack the nuts................<];^)
Joe

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net> wrote:

> Thanks for the quotes around "220v" Ray!  It aggravates the tar out of me
> when people talk about "110v" or "220v" especially when they refer to "110v
> _current_"  In this country we have 120v, 240v and 208v 3-phase; and a
> smattering of 240v 3-phase and 480v 3-phase.  I suspect this "110v" or
> "117v" stuff came from the labeling on usage equipment that showed the low
> range of acceptable input voltage, but I'm unsure of that.
>
> Now let me see....  What other nits can I find to pick this morning.... :-)
>
> Bob
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <raymanowen at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" <
> homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length
>
>
>  "I did pick out the hottest outlet to roast (highest voltage, least
>> voltage
>> drop) for best performance by using the washer dryer outlet that's on it's
>> own circuit on a short run
>> from the breaker box, I think that helps.
>>
>> I use a Kill-A-Watt to watch the voltage and once decided it was a no-go
>> for
>> roasting because I was smoking meat with the electric meat smoker in the
>> back yard during a hot summer day and the Behmor on the pre-heat pulled
>> the
>> voltage down to 112 or 114 V which I knew was a no-go."
>>
>> EE-GAD! After those two sentences, I think it's going to precipitate
>> something that will require a snow shovel in the morning. When some
>> sentence
>> understanding or meaning eludes me, I diagram it
>> (Subject-predicate-object).
>> Such a simple thing to do, but I failed.
>>
>> You should know that the 112 - 114v you measure represents a drop from the
>> actual pole or neighborhood transformer secondary voltage. The power is
>> usually dissipated in the steel cable used for the neutral line in the
>> overhead wires to your home.
>>
>> If you measure the "220v" at the electric range or dryer receptacle, it
>> won't vary by more than maybe 0.1 or 0.2 volts if you turn on every
>> heating
>> device in the appliance. 220v is all on copper wires, from the transformer
>> secondary to the electric range or water heater.
>>
>> Electric toasters and other "110v" appliances use one copper wire and one
>> steel neutral cable to supply power to your home. Newer homes with buried
>> utilities use all copper supply wires. 112 - 114v is not very close to the
>> actual transformer voltage- 120v - 125v is more like it, with 240v - 250v
>> on
>> your electric range or dryer.
>>
>> At 453.5924 grams per pound, you roast about 91g batch sizes with
>> non-standard supply voltage. What other specification is violated, and you
>> don't like WHAT about it?
>>
>> Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
>> --
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