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PJK
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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:49am
Subject: I civilized my Rocky
 

I have had a used Rocky for some time. I have been contemplating what to do with the doser.  I really do not like dosers.

I gutted the doser chamber and had a canning funnel cut to fit.  I have a little elevator platform upon which I set the filter basket and funnel.  I grind right into the basket, give it a little pre tamp with the plastic tamper which came with the Silvia, use the caffeguy inspired purger, sweep the remaing grounds into the basket,  pre-tamp again, then raise the basket and funnel out of the machine.  I then seperate the funnel from the basket and tamp with my "real" tamper.

Here is a picture looking into the former doser chamber showing the funnel and basket.

Phil

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Vac Pot: Old Silex
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Roaster: Hottop, Modified Z&D,...
Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:51am
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Similar shot with Silvia tamper in place.

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:52am
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Elevator raised to remove basket.

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Vac Pot: Old Silex
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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:56am
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Shot of funnel and a funnel identical to the one from which the Rocky funnel was cut.

The discoloration came from me heating the handle to bent it.  I have little future as a welder.

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:57am
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Bottom view of funnels.

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 11:58am
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Bottom view of gutted doser chamber.

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Drip: Melitta BCM 4  +Some old...
Roaster: Hottop, Modified Z&D,...
Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 12:00pm
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Top view of gutted doser chamber.

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Vac Pot: Old Silex
Drip: Melitta BCM 4  +Some old...
Roaster: Hottop, Modified Z&D,...
Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 12:02pm
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Elevator platform and shaft.  Made from old BMW cylinder head bolt and 1/8" mild steel.

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Vac Pot: Old Silex
Drip: Melitta BCM 4  +Some old...
Roaster: Hottop, Modified Z&D,...
Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 12:04pm
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Elevator shaft bushing and bottom cover.

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005, 12:04pm
Subject: Re: I civilized my Rocky
 

Awesome.  I have this same funnel, and I have it marked up to cut for use with my Mazzer.  Great minds...


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