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    Has anyone modded an XU1 heatgun to separate the fan from the heating element?

  • #2
    Re: XU1 heatgun mods

    I have done it on a Aldi Turus.

    It aint an easy and certainly not something I would recommend someone with little or no electrical knowledge to do.

    Also you need some airflow through otherwise you will burn out the element.

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    • #3
      Re: XU1 heatgun mods

      Is it more complicated than doing the same thing for a popper?

      Can you give me a quick description of whats involved? How do the fans get their power?

      Id like to know whats involved before butchering the HG.

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      • #4
        Re: XU1 heatgun mods

        Originally posted by 332631313A373526303D33353A540 link=1289825553/0#0 date=1289825553
        Has anyone modded an XU1 heatgun to separate the fan from the heating element?
        Why?
        If youre thinking to use the fan only to cool the beans I dont think it will do the job.

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        • #5
          Re: XU1 heatgun mods

          Originally posted by 1E223F242E2F382D252E4A0 link=1289825553/3#3 date=1289866439
          Originally posted by 332631313A373526303D33353A540 link=1289825553/0#0 date=1289825553
          Has anyone modded an XU1 heatgun to separate the fan from the heating element?
          Why?
          If youre thinking to use the fan only to cool the beans I dont think it will do the job.
          2 reasons. So I can adjust heat output without affecting fan speed and risk damaging the HG. And also so I can run the fan by itself to cool the HG after roasts.

          I did originally wonder if I could cool the beans with the HG but I have picked up a GMC electric blower/vac from a garage sale for $5. 8-)

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          • #6
            Re: XU1 heatgun mods

            Why not buy a heatgun that already has the facilities you require? There are several models to be found on the market....

            Mal.

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            • #7
              Re: XU1 heatgun mods

              You mean the variable fan speed and variable temp ones? I did buy one of them too . The $75 Ryobi. But Im going to automate the heating and fan speed and didnt want to butcher the more expensive one.

              Anyhow, I have the HG open and at first glance it seems very similar electrically to my crazy popper.

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              • #8
                Re: XU1 heatgun mods

                No worries mate, take care....

                Mal.

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                • #9
                  Re: XU1 heatgun mods

                  All done. About as easy as doing the equivalent to a popper.

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