Posts Tagged ‘roaster’

Sans Electrocution

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

It works!

Did the wiring for my motor today.  It works!  Even has an on/off switch.  I’m sure I can make it look more professional, but it looks very DIY chic right now.

It’s a used Bodine in-line motor, I found it used on Ebay for about $80 with shipping.  While not the same, the specs are similar to those in a Diedrich IR-7.  The company’s spec page here.

The Motor

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The motor for the roaster arrived yesterday, and I have managed to find the wiring diagram.  The project for this weekend is to wire it up and make it spin, without electrocuting myself.  For those curious, I found a used one of these puppies on Ebay for $80 with shipping, not bad.

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The build

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Ok, no updates for a long, long time. However, plans have been coming together for my home-built roaster.  The goal is at least a 5lb batch capacity, and to actually create a faceplate similar to a commercial roaster (hopper, door, temperature probe, the works).

The roaster will be based on a Brinkman 4 burner propane BBQ. A friend does industrial pipe-fitting and is handling all the welding needs. His expertise has been invaluable so far, and we’ve only just started! Currently, he is beefing up the structure of the side shelf of the BBQ and designing a brace to take the weight.

Today, I began assembly of what will be the cooling tray and am continuing a search for a motor. The best bet so far appears to be a used motor that is 3 times what I really need.  The motor in a similarly sized Diedrich is easily $450, and I’d like to keep it under $200 if possible.