[Homeroast] from scratch roaster project

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Feb 27 09:47:41 CST 2013


Water heater elements will work just fine as long as you control the 
applied voltage to control the temperature and current.

On 02/27/2013 09:01 AM, Mike Koenig wrote:
> There is the replacement element for a HotTop,  but they aren't all that
> cheap.  I'm wondering about small water heater elements, though I suspect
> they will self-immolate if not immersed in water.
>
> Maybe the coil elements from an electric stove?
>
> (just tossing out ideas...)
>
> --mike
>
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> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Justin Schwarz<houstini at comcast.net>wrote:
>
>> I have a friend who has programming experience that would like to build a
>> roaster from scratch.  I have 2 questions for anyone that has built an
>> electric roaster from scratch. What could I use for an element? And, what
>> could I use for an exhaust fan that would be able to handle the heat of the
>> roaster exhaust.
>>
>> It's been a while since we've had a discussion along these lines, Calling
>> all great minds that are still here!
>>
>> -Justin
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