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WhiteEagle1 09-25-2012 07:09 PM

Adjusting Grain Mill Crush
 
Hey Guys,
Is there a spacer or something you guys use to set your mill spacing?? (a couple of nickles or something like that) I took apart my mill to clean and never looked at the spacing beforehand. Thanks!

cram 09-25-2012 07:29 PM

I use a spark plug gapper--feeler gauges--you can pick one up at any auto parts store...

Hammy71 09-25-2012 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cram (Post 4443727)
I use a spark plug gapper--feeler gauges--you can pick one up at any auto parts store...

This. Mine were under 5 buxs at the local Western Auto.

Yooper 09-25-2012 07:46 PM

Yep, the feeler gauges work great, and are very cheap!

I had someone tell me that the correct spacing is a credit card, but I don't know that for a fact. I use the feeler gauges!

TrubDog 09-26-2012 05:15 AM

Yep - feeler gauges from the local auto parts store. I set my BC to 35 thousands and now my efficiency is now in the low 80's.

WhiteEagle1 09-26-2012 01:20 PM

Thanks guys! I will have to get a set of the feeler gauges.... Brewed last night, used Yoopers credit card suggestion, worked out pretty good!

FredTheNuke 09-26-2012 04:15 PM

I guess i'll have to go purchase a set of feeler gauges.... The wife won't let me borrow one of the credit cards..... 8 (

Guidry 09-27-2012 01:00 PM

I measured my credit cards with a caliper and got barely .030". Maybe I've used them too much.

duboman 09-27-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 4443797)
Yep, the feeler gauges work great, and are very cheap!

I had someone tell me that the correct spacing is a credit card, but I don't know that for a fact. I use the feeler gauges!

Yup! If you are shooting for 1mm gap or .039 a credit card will give you that gap unless it's a really flimsy, cheap credit card:mug:


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