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    Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Interested to hear what CSers are using to mount their heat gun - any innovative ideas so that height can easily be adjusted too? Clamps, study lamp frames etc , pics would be good too!

    ta CTGTC 8-)

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Hi there
    I use a home brew bottling device that is similar to a drill stand type style.
    Using a $1 clamp from the wharehouse it keeps the gun pretty snug on the arm of the bottler and there is full adjustability up and down both with the arm and the central support pole.

    Mal

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Hi Simsy, Ive got some pics of my set-up in this album if you want to check it out................cheers gm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=976254&l=e9cb2&id=520347251

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Simsy
    There are plenty of ways you can do this.
    As they say, There is more than one way to skin the cat that got the crema....sorry bad pun!

    My setup is attached below, the picture should make sense.

    I prefer to have the gun attached to the BM so-as to get a repeatable position, but also, one less thing to carry.

    To hold the HG, I used a heavy duty mike clip [had it lying around] but I also *recommend a spring loaded clamp available from bunnings for about $5.00..............These are metal clips with red rubber handles and are available in thier tool section. Sort of like a capital "A" shape.
    They work with Bosch and Ryobi guns.

    My latest change involves using only a single bolt to hold the mic clip onto the height adjustment arm.
    You cant see this in the photo, but imagine the clip was originally bolted to the height adjustment arm with two bolts: one at the top and one at the bottom where the clip is rounded.
    The Lower bolt now has added washers to allow rotation, the Upper bolt is shortened and no longer goes through the mic clip, but protrudes enough to just enter the existing bolt hole, so as to to act as a "set-pin".
    That way the clip is held firmly in position, but when Im ready to pull the beans, I can just flip the whole gun+mic clip assembly back and out of the way........very fast and convenient.

    Cheers


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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    I use a pedestal fan base attached to my roasting trolley.
    Depends on which HG as to how it attaches to the fan post.
    The post is always in the same position in relation to the corretto and to adjust the gun up or down I twist the pedestal lock to loosen and twist tight again.

    If you get the lock just right, its possible to raise or lower the gun under a bit of tension.

    If using an adjustable temp HG then I just leave it in the one position.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    I use an old Ashton music stand (with the fold out top where you would place your music sheets on) and using the Ryobis clip that goes on the bottom of the gun, Ive tied some heavy duty cable ties to hold it in place snuggly - facing it downwards.

    (hope that makes some sense!)

    To raise / lower, I just adjust the music stands telescopic main shaft!

    This works very well... and I can also swing the HG away when the roast is done so I can get the beans out quickly!



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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Ive made use of a camera tripod. The range of movemement, and, as ape king pointed out above, I like the fact I can swing the HG away from the beans quickly.

    To attach it, I used some zip ties to clamp it to the base the camera would normally attach to.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    I use a drill stand I bought from a Major Hardware Chain store for $10.00

    I used zip ties to attach the gun to the stand. It is easily adjustable and you can swing the guun out of the way when you want to remove the beans.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Thanks all - looks like a trip to the hardware store for starters...most of you should be engineers...reubster thats one impressively neat Corretto! 8-)

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    I originally used the handle from a childs scooter that I found. It had a quick release to make it quite easy to move. Was attached to the base board so not so easy to move around though.

    Al.





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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Currently use a broken camera tripod that has been sawn off and inserted (screwed) into the bread machine casing. I have marked some of the thread notches on the shaft and use these as a guide and to record my height adjustments during my roasts. The heat gun is attached via cable ties which do need to be replaced a couple of times per year to keep it all secure. All very easy to make repeatable adjustments and swings out of the way when finished.

    Al.


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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Like ape king, I use a music stand. Have removed the top part that holds the sheet music which left behind a small flat base to which you can zip tie etc the heat gun.

    Stepless adjustment ;) and I simply put a few marks on the shaft as reference points to record a roast and a guide to replicate roasts.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Cheap outdoor floodlight tripod adjustable mount from Bunnings. We still have the lights... theyre just no longer attached! It has a yellow t-bar across the top, and my Ozito is gaffer taped to it.

    If youre observant type, youll see a C and R textad on my fan. I could never remember in the heat of the moment which speed was for Roasting and which for Cooling :D.


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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Heres my on board telescopic set-up. Its a piece of 6mm steel rod which runs inside a length of aluminium tubing. One end of the rod is bent up us a cradle for the HG. The bulldog clip locks the rod in place at any height I want.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    This is my current setup I find that the tripod works fine and makes it easy to adjust the heat gun for temp changes...

    I all so added some wheels to my bench so I can roast out side....

    Cheers Gra..


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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    My heat gun holder is an old bedside lamp,cut to fit, screwed into a timber arm on a timber base, with a velcro strap to hold the hg on.




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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    i just started with the breadmaker method and these pics that you have posted are awesome. im using a drill press and have been able to roast 500g in the breadmaker that i picked up on the weekend for $10.

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Hi Blackbean
    Good pickup for $10, what model BM is it that you got.

    Mal

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    Re: Heat Gun mount for Corretto

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    ive fairly custom built mine, using all bunnings odds! and what an exciting trip that was for the budding DIYer i am (i custom built the roast bench too!)




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