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Old 11-02-2012, 12:27 AM   #101
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How freely is the second roller supposed to spin? My moves with difficulty even after spraying with lubricant.



 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:22 AM   #102
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How freely is the second roller supposed to spin? My moves with difficulty even after spraying with lubricant.
It should move easily when free of debris...

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #103
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1 bearing on the adjustable roller does not spin very well... How do I take it out?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:59 AM   #104
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1 bearing on the adjustable roller does not spin very well... How do I take it out?
Does it grind ok? If so I would not worry about it.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #105
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Does it grind ok? If so I would not worry about it.
No which is part of problem. Was able to get the roller to move a bit smoother but the one side still doesn't move well.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #106
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Just Got mine cleaned it with mineral spirits and oiled bearings with 30w motor oil
Anybody considered using mineral oil (aka castor oil) to lubricate their bearings? It's food-grade, so it won't contaminate your crush and it won't turn rancid like vegetable oil. Just a thought, I have no idea how appropriate it would be in this application.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #107
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I was able to get it set better in the housing last night and after a few tweaks, it is rolling okay. I just used a dash of wd40. Nothing is on the exterior of the rollers so I'm not really worried about contamination.

Fully charged new drill last night, popped a small amount of caramunich III in the hopper this morning... chewed through it with no issue!! Just need to recheck gap tonight and grind away!

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #108
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I was able to get it set better in the housing last night and after a few tweaks, it is rolling okay. I just used a dash of wd40. Nothing is on the exterior of the rollers so I'm not really worried about contamination.

Fully charged new drill last night, popped a small amount of caramunich III in the hopper this morning... chewed through it with no issue!! Just need to recheck gap tonight and grind away!
Glad that you are getting it rolling as it should. These bearings are sealed and really should not need any lubrication. If you still have any concern, contact the vendor and I bet they will quickly send you a replacement bearing.

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #109
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Thanks! I did contact the vendor 2 days ago and so far no response.

Fully charged 18V battery can only get through about 20 lb of grain before it dies lol. FYI

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #110
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It looks like the mill is ay $99 w/free shipping at the moment.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Cereal-Ki...html?AffId=160

I'm still seriously interested. cgherrington - I like what you did. Sounds simple and effective. Maybe replace the rivets with lower profile screws, also.

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Just Got mine cleaned it with mineral spirits and oiled bearings with 30w motor oil, replaced all screws with metric cap screws and lock tight, added nylon washers to nondriven roller, set gap with credit card, and ran 11# like a champ



 
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