Everything is coming along nicely, although I may need to work over the weekend.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Most of today was spent perfecting the layout and assembling the main parts of the roaster. As I mentioned in one of my earlier entries, I had already drawn the layout in a CAD program, but as is always the case when you actually install a roaster in your space things turn out different than they do on paper. It can be measurement errors, an error in the size of a part, or any number of other things. The point is you don’t know exactly how a roaster is going to fit into a space until you install it. We were fortunate that the roaster fit pretty much how we expected it to. We spent the time making sure the layout we had previously decided on was still the one my client wanted after actually seeing the roaster in the space. You can see from the pictures that we ended up changing the location of the cyclone (the final configuration is the one with the cyclone located farthest from the roast chamber). All in all that was a pretty easy change and we got all the other parts assembled. Tomorrow the sheet metal company is sending someone over to measure up for the ducting, and a builder is coming to cut a hole in the roof for the exhaust. I know that we still need to fire it up to make sure that everything is working as designed, but so far I am very happy with the way things have turned out.  On a separate note my blog entries may not be quite as long in the next couple of days as we bring this project to a close. I will still be making regular posts, though, with lots of pictures. You can see from the today’s pictures that we are making great progress on the installation and we are still on schedule to finish before September 12th, the day I fly out.

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