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Posted Tue May 3, 2005, 5:28pm
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ChicagoSandy Said:

uh, what about turning off the main switch, duct taping the grind switch in the "on" position, and using only the main switch to turn the grinder on and off? Totally reversible and no chance of electrocution. Ugly, though. (Use black duct tape).

Posted March 15, 2005 link

Sandy, though I find all the suggestions here brilliant, I'm going to give yours the "first go"...now to find some duct tape...hmmm.....

 
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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2008, 12:45pm
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I like the idea of moving the power switch to the front and using the Radio Shack jumpers but I instead used a 10 amp automotive fuse as a jumper - More security? It seems to work fine.  Can anybody reccommend the proper amperage?  I did have to use needle-nosed pliers to squeeze the Rocky's spade connectors together a wee bit for good grip.
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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2008, 1:15pm
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IMAWriter Said:

Sandy, though I find all the suggestions here brilliant, I'm going to give yours the "first go"...now to find some duct tape...hmmm.....

Posted May 3, 2005 link

Chalk me up to the duct tape fix....Who would have thunk....works like a charm and looks quite fashionable...
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2008, 6:55pm
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I used the splice taps from Home Depot, took less then 10 minutes.
Now I don't need 3 hands.
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2008, 5:57am
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Im sorry I missed this thread when it was new..But another way to remove the spring action from the front switch is to remove the spring itself,You can do this [takes about ten minutes also]by removing the bottom plate and popping out the front switch ,and then carefully open the switch and remove the spring.Unplug the thing first of course..

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2008, 6:54am
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Dan:

Could I place a second kill switch (like the one on the side) in the front?  Then no re-wiring needed, nor any compromise of safety.  One would simply have two kill switches, one on the side, one in the front.

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2008, 4:46pm
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Your could add another switch, but three switches sounds like overkill. Some commercial grinders have a simple on/off toggle switch (e.g., La Cimbali Junior). If I were concerned about the grinder running unattended for long periods but didn't want to "stand there like the village idiot" (Jim Schulman's words <g>) pressing the stock rocker switch , I would replace the kill switch with a timer switch.

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2008, 7:35pm
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djitter Said:

Dan:

Could I place a second kill switch (like the one on the side) in the front?  Then no re-wiring needed, nor any compromise of safety.  One would simply have two kill switches, one on the side, one in the front.

Dennis

Posted June 22, 2008 link

If you pop out the front switch and pop the back off the front switch and remove the little spring inside that makes the front switch a spring switch then the front switch becomes an off on switch .Am I missing something here .I thought thats what ,we were trying to do with this thread ..Anyway if I am mistaken it wont be the first time..I did this to my Rocky a while back and it sure makes grinding easier.Im not worried about forgetting that Im grinding coffee,maybe in a few more years that will be a problem...

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2008, 3:07am
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I simply short-wired the two connecters going to the front button, with a little square of multiple layered thick foil.

I applied a little snippet of tape around the two connectors, so the don't fall apart.

Now my Rocky just has a On/Off switch, making the button redundant.

The modification was made without any kind of soldering and it can easily be reverted back to facture settings.
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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2008, 5:49am
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Dan:

Now that I read my lasting posting, I see I described very badly what I had in mind. You are right, 3 switches is too much, but that was not what I meant.  What really meant to ask: Could I replace the existing front spring-loaded switch with a kill switch identical to the existing switch on the side?  In other words, end up with a total of two kill switches, one in the front and the existing one on the side?  As "earlds" says, I could also remove the spring creating a perfectly good kill switch without needing to purchase a new one.  But I'm anxious about disassembling an electrical switch, and doubt a replacement switch would cost much.  Thanks for all the suggestions.

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