Wednesday, June 06, 2007

progress

a quick update on the build-a-roaster project. as mentioned previously, i am watching far away on the sidelines (read: out of the way) as my father-in-law helps build a roaster we are designing from not-necessarily industry specific parts.

though the project has been a little slow ramping it is beginning to steam forward a little bit, as many of the basic parts are being compiled. below is a picture of said father-in-law unit, with the unit, such as it is today...

says he:

I just got the stove [the other] day and you can see the burner assembly at the bottom center of the picture. Everything is coming up 30”. The box below will be the cabinet for the drum drive, blower, gas regulator and controls, and the tan colored sheet metal (center with insulation on it) is the inner lining of the drum housing. The drum is 20” in diameter and looks like it will be about 27” long to fit the housing. The stainless steel keg (below with the electric motor setting on it) will be the cyclone machine. You won’t see the keg because it will have insulation on it. I am going to recycle part of the hot air through it and don’t want to lose the heat. Not shown are a set of stainless steel legs that will support the s.s. cooling tray on the side.

so that's what we know for now. i mentioned to him how somehow figuring out a way to keep the keg showing would do worlds for my popularity. but i guess i'll have to submit my sense of fashion to the crushing needs of necessity. somewhere, a college kid's dream is dying.

in other news, i recently lost my warehouse space i was storing greens. our little pantry at home is paying the price right now, as is our ministorage space. our not-so-very-much-climate-controlled ministorage space. so someone is on the hot prowl for new storage and delivery space. i think we found it, downtown san antonio. and yes, climate will be controlled. so we should be back in business in a couple three weeks on that.

more soon.

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