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    Rocky and the teflon tape mod

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have heard about the teflon tape mod, to tighten up the top bur carrier in its thread, however on Sat when I took Rocky apart for a clean, I took particular attention to how tight the top bur carrier is in the housing, and mine (about 12 months old), doesnt seem to be loose.
    In fact its quite firm to turn all the way out till about the 2nd last turn...with teflon tape wrapped around it, I think it would be REAL hard to turn by hand, especially as it got closer to the optimum grind setting

    My reading of some of the comments on coffeegeek from a while back, were that the top carrier was obviously a bit loose in its housing.....I couldnt say that about mine

    Am wondering if Rancillio has updated/renewed their machine or tooling, and for the time being at least, the mod is not required?


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    Re: Rocky and the teflon tape mod

    Gday Bullitt,
    When youve got the top burr carrier screwed down and its near the proper zero point, try wobbling the hopper from side to side and front to back. If the burrs are touching when you move the hopper into a certain position, the teflon tape may help. If the burrs dont touch when you do this, congratulations, your machine is nice and toight :).
    I dont know if this mods on the CG site are limited to people with older machines, or if they got a Monday or Friday machine ;).
    All the best.

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    Re: Rocky and the teflon tape mod

    Mines the same Bullitt,

    Nice and firm from zero all the way out to the last thread. I think it all goes back to the old adage, if it aint broke, dont fix it ;),

    Mal.

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    Re: Rocky and the teflon tape mod

    Thanks Lovey and Mal for the feedback,
    its one of the things that make CS great.

    For the time being Im happy to leave Rocky as he is.

    Regards
    Bullitt



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