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Old 05-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default just got my barley crusher, couple questions

1.) it came with a rubber gasket wrapped around one of the rollers, I assume this is to show the factory setting. An I supposed to remove this?

2.) how do i adjust the gap? I see that there is a knob on each of the rollers, do I turn both of them equally, in opposite directions?

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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You can remove that rubber gasket if you want. If you don't it will help drive the roller that is free but it will wear out and break. If it breaks during a crush you'll probably want to dig it out of your grist. I'd just avoid that future headache. I adjusted mine by moving those knobs so that the lines on them still match up. I moved mine in a bit. After an adjustment grind a small amount of grain to make sure it is all being crushed evenly and that your husks are not being shredded. Congratulations on your new toy!

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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1. the gasket is to keep the non-drive side roller moving with the drive side roller. It will eventually fall off after use, no big deal.

2. You first must loosen the screws on the outside of the casing (on the non-drive side only) then turn the nobs. You will want to get a set of feeler gauges from the auto parts store to measure your gap and make sure it is even on both sides.

did your BC not come with instructions?

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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1. the gasket is to keep the non-drive side roller moving with the drive side roller. It will eventually fall off after use, no big deal.

2. You first must loosen the screws on the outside of the casing (on the non-drive side only) then turn the nobs. You will want to get a set of feeler gauges from the auto parts store to measure your gap and make sure it is even on both sides.

did your BC not come with instructions?
instructions, lol
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:00 AM   #5
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Hope this works. Got it from the mfr. If it doesnt, let me know. I have it saved as a bitmap or a .pdf. Don't know how to post either here.



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Old 05-17-2009, 02:32 AM   #6
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I'm with you. We don't need no stinking instructions. We got the WWW.

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btw, I had a hard timing finding feeler guages in the .035 - .040 range.

I finally figured out (or settled) on as set that only went to about .030. I have to add .020 and .015 to get .035. I hope that made sense and keeps you from searching several auto parts stores like I did...

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btw, I had a hard timing finding feeler guages in the .035 - .040 range.

I finally figured out (or settled) on as set that only went to about .030. I have to add .020 and .015 to get .035. I hope that made sense and keeps you from searching several auto parts stores like I did...
Thats exactly how they are supposed to work, you add them together to get the size you need.....
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Sears sells a set that's for spark plugs. It's got 2 sides. One's normal blade type and the other is wires. Goes up to 0.040, IIRC.

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I just picked up a Barley Crusher yesterday. Getting ready to do my first AG this weekend.So is .035 -.040 the setting most people use?

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