[Homeroast] from scratch roaster project

Dave dbcraw at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 09:56:21 CST 2013


You could cannibalize a heat gun...
Already has at least a small fan, and a heating element...

Dave

Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps


On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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!
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