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    Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

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    Hi All,

    Im planningot build a Corretto and was given a bread maker today: a Sunbeam Bakehouse BM001. *

    Just wondering if anyone else has used this BM for roasting? *I didnt get a manual so Im just fiddling with the various cycles to see if I can find a dough cycle that runs long enough. So far it seems to go 15 mins then stops.

    The dough cycle also seems to run for a couple of minutes then pause for a few seconds then start up again. Is this ok or does the stirring need to be constant?

    If I can get this to work then Ill have the Corretto up and running this weekend *:)

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Hi jeff,

    Look here , there is 1 Sunbeam ......and it appears as though a mod is needed.

    PM the owner ... at the same time see if you need to remove / relocate a heat sensor ( I did with Breville 270 )...

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1164028430

    cheers
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    Thanks, just spotted that post and was on my way back to say "never mind". Gotta get better at searching...

    Looks like I have a bit of work to do... still it was free so cant complain.

    Its been 15 years since I did my electronics course but Ill have a quick look under the hood and see if I can make any sense of the wiring. Fingers crossed itll be fairly obvious how to bypass the electronic guts of the thing.

    Cheers,
    Jeff K

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    Jeff

    A mate of mine recently did the same on another CSrs BM. Open her up, post some shots of the guts and Ill show him and I am sure we can give you a walk through.

    Basically all the circuit boards were removed and a switch put in place as in this case the main power line fed straight to the motor. It was quite a simple procedure.

    Here is the link

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1210948224/49#47

    First picture shows the touch pad gone and the switch in place

    Chris



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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Thanks Chris,

    Ill get the camera out and take some snaps.

    The insides are pretty much what I expected - a whole bunch of wires going off to the electronics, three wires coming out of the motor. One going straight in and the other two connected through a small coil and what Im assuming is a large capacitor.

    Ill post images as soon as I find my CF card reader.

    Cheers,
    Jeff K


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    Ive marked what I think relevant stuff is. I cant figure out how to get the plastic cover off the electronics at the top so I cant show you whats up there yet. *Im assuming the wires form the motor are connecting to a capacitor.

    Essentially the blue wire from the motor connects to the coil/capacitor, the other end of the capacitor connects to the red wire (and Ill assume power). The white wires are isolated and just connected to each other and go direct to the motor.

    Im hoping I can forget all the niceties and just wire the motor direct to the power

    Thanks for the help...

    Cheers
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    Hey Jeff

    Spoke to my mate last night and he is a bit reticent to give directions based on a photo, rather than having the machine in his hands and the whole touchy feely thing happening.

    He did mention the whole potential buzz and 240 volts should something go wrong... ;)

    Hopefully there are some Melbournian corretto roasters who have made modifications to bread machines who may be able to help you out :-/

    Failing that, worst case scenario if you can organise to get it sent up here I am sure we could get it operational and get it back to ya

    Sorry mate

    Chris

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Quote Originally Posted by 424A525845210 link=1248493014/6#6 date=1248825718
    He did mention the whole potential buzz and 240 volts should something go wrong
    This cant be emphasised enough.

    When I rewired mine I checked the wiring mid week and it all worked as expected but I left it until the weekend to solder everything in place.

    My old brain was a little forgetful by then and I put a wire in the wrong place, followed by a very loud bang.

    Thankfully no damage was done to my new corretto (or me).

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    do yourself a favour, take it into an electrician before you turn it on, it could save your life........whats 40 bucks versus orphaning your kids..... :-[

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D193F2626233C2B244A0 link=1248493014/8#8 date=1248832696
    do yourself a favour, take it into an electrician before you turn it on, it could save your life........whats 40 bucks versus orphaning your kids..... :-[

    Hmm

    Not necessary in the case of flynn_aus corretto but, as stated above, silent snob Bret doesnt want to do distance modding...

    fair nuff too


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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for all the concern. Having once been on the receiving end of an electrical mod gone wrong that threw me across the room (not done by me!), Im in no hurry to repeat the experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6A627A706D090 link=1248493015/6#6 date=1248825718
    Spoke to my mate last night and he is a bit reticent to give directions based on a photo, rather than having the machine in his hands and the whole touchy feely thing happening.
    Cant blame him for that. Thanks for asking though.

    At this point Im 90% sure of what Im doing. The motor looks the way I expect it to, the wires go where I think they should, and my multimeter tells me exactly what I expected to see.

    Ive designed and built power supplies and other 240v projects in the past so Im confident that Im not going to zap myself but Ive done nothing with electric motors and Id rather not destroy the motor if Im not 100% sure Ive got it right.

    Anyway, I happened to run into an electrician at a meeting last night who is fascinated by the whole home roasting idea. I got his card and with a bit of luck Ill be able to get him to help with the mod in exchange for some fresh roasted coffee when its up and running.

    Cheers,
    Jeff K

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Ah .......

    The corretto journey starts with a few, small , first steps...!!!

    hotshod

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    One small step for a bean, one giant leap for beankind.

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Good luck with it Jeff [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

    Well the electrician I met dropped around, agreed with my diagnosis and I went ahead and made the mods. because Im dead careful about electricity I added an inline fuse just to be on the safe side.

    Its been sitting on the front step stirring happily for the last 20 minutes with no sign of blown fuses, smoke, or explosions.

    Job done, I think. Now Ive just got to work out how to roast beans with it. :-)

    Cheers
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    Its all looking good. *;D Heres a picture of the complete setup.

    Hopefully its not raining tomorrow so I can go outside and give it a try... *once Ive got my head around using it effectively. *

    Cheers,
    Jeff K




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    Re: Building Corretto: Anyone used a Sunbeam Bakehouse

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    Quick comment Jeff ....

    Can you get the HG to go down lower into the BM ,... if you have to ????

    I cant tell from your pic but it sort of looks as if your on the lowest setting there .....

    If so you can always raise the BM , I guess ...! You really want the HG to be able to sit level with BM basket .... then be able to raise up or down from there....

    Cheers
    hotshod

    Also .... just an after thought , its all looking good..... BUT move outside for your first roast !!!!! ;)



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