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    Rocky Question?

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    I have just had Rocky in garage to give a clean, when I took the bean hopper off I noticed that it has a bent screw which stops the hopper from going past zero, is this a standard fitting on all Rockys? Everything is working well and I have had no problems wih grinder.

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Yes it is standard for there to be a screw. Bent.. not so sure about.

    Mine was straight, but I took it out completely so I could unscrew the top burr with the hopper attached.

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    My son had a Rocky with a bent screw when new. Apparently after a few phone calls he was informed it was normal. Never had a problem since.

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    I took mine out

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Thanks for the replies!!
    While I am at it--how do you unlock the locking nut for the top burr, is there somewhere to lock it while nut is undone?

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Like you I took mine apart for a good clean - been a bit slack in the burr cleaning department...

    When you say the "top" burr - do you mean the one on the hopper or the one on the motor? I decided not to remove either burr from its carrier - just dunked the whole brass bit + burr in dishwashing liquid and brushed out the motor side burr and then vacuumed.

    /Kevin

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    Has anyone tried that GRINDZ stuff for grinder cleaning, I cant imagine it cleaning out all the nooks and crannies, maybe itsjust for the burrs. Going by their spiel it is the best thing since sliced bread?

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by cremakid link=1202895621/0#6 date=1203421267
    Has anyone tried that GRINDZ stuff for grinder cleaning, I cant imagine it cleaning out all the nooks and crannies, maybe itsjust for the burrs. Going by their spiel it is the best thing since sliced bread?
    Or you could just try sliced bread - couldnt do much harm. Id probably let it stale a few days first, though... ::)

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Grindz works well, with a spectacular display of white dust :)

    Only disadvantage is the price.

    See review and before / after pics by Randy Glass
    at http://www.espressomyespresso.com/

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    That link explains it all. Amazing stuff and not really all that dear. just the cost of a cup of coffee as the govt always tells us when they jack up some costs. Trouble is, how many cups of coffee can one afford to go without.

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Personally, I dont reckon you need anything other than a smallish brush and a vacuum cleaner. After the top burr-carrier is removed and with the vacuum nozzle directed appropriately, just vigorously brush out the grinding chamber and the vacuum will do the rest. For any stubborn bits, toothpicks work perfectly 8-).

    I dont like to have anything other than beans through my grinder, and since the above method takes less than 5 minutes, cant see why youd want to.... :-?

    Mal.

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    Re: Rocky Question?

    Im with Mal on this one... But if you do this, dont be tempted to "blow" into the grinder chamber. Not unless you plan on a shower immediately following :-[ Vacuum is the way to go!

    Amazing stuff, fine coffee dust!

    The only "hard" to get at stuff seemed to be around the little fingers that flick the grounds towards the exit chute. But brush + vacuum saw to that too.

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