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Date: 29 Nov 2006 09:30:07
From: normstar
Subject: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...
Hello,

I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using a
can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...





 
Date: 30 Nov 2006 22:16:32
From: Mike Hartigan
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...
In article <1164821407.166259.271810@l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com >,
anorman74@gmail.com says...
> Hello,
>
> I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using a
> can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
> subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
> there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
> can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
> they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
> the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
> Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...

What a duf...

...nevermind!



 
Date: 30 Nov 2006 09:09:02
From: Hunter
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...

Craig Andrews wrote:
> "normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1164821407.166259.271810@l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using
> > a
> > can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
> > subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
> > there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
> > can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
> > they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
> > the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
> > Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...
> >
>
> No, it's not liquid Nitrogen after all.. {;-)
> Craig.

Even if it had been liquid nitrogen, it most likely would not have
damaged anything :)



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 16:08:10
From: medley
Subject: Re: Cleaning grinder 'oops'
my girlfreind sprayed me in the eye with that before. and nothing
happend. so I'm sure your Rocky will be fine.
I blow the dust out of my computers all the time, and some areas
require holding the can upsidedown and the liquid that comes out
evaperates almost instantly, before any damage could happen.



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 13:25:09
From: normstar
Subject: Re: Cleaning grinder 'oops'
Thanks guys. I feel like less of a fool now that I was able to give
everyone a good laugh!

n*

p.s. Randy - What about the little picture of the can shooting directly
into FIRE!? I guess it's not good for putting out fires either.



  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 14:42:39
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Cleaning grinder 'oops'
"normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com > wrote:

>
>p.s. Randy - What about the little picture of the can shooting directly
>into FIRE!? I guess it's not good for putting out fires either.
>

...nor is it a douche, floor wax, or dessert topping. ;-P~

Actually, the warning says that standards place it as being not
flammable, but under certain circumstances it can ignite... Prestone
antifreeze is also flammable... Ooo... pretty green flames!

Randy "what will happen if we throw it in the fire?" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 12:44:16
From: daveb
Subject: Cleaning grinder 'oops'


normstar wrote:

> subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
> there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
> can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder?

No.

Dave
171.5
877 268 2833



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 11:28:12
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...
Hmmmmm....reminds me of my student days when I used to walk down the
hall behind nurses and shoot their legs with ethyl chloride from a
bottle concealed in my hand. The scars have almost faded.



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 18:48:26
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...
On 29 Nov 2006 09:30:07 -0800, "normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com > wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using a
>can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
>subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
>there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
>can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
>they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
>the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
>Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...

If you only blow in the normal bean / grind path direction, you
preclude your mistake.

If you blow in the reverse direction, you blow stale detritus back
into the grind chamber.


 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 10:21:00
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...
"normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com > wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using a
>can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
>subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
>there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
>can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
>they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
>the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
>Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...
>

There is a pretty good mass of metal in there so I am sure that it was
able to absorb that blast of cold liquid with no difficulty
whatsoever.

I really like then little icon on the back of the Falcon Brand
Dust-Off can that shows a man with the spray tube in his ear, the
image covered by a red circle with a red slash through it!

If we refer to those visual warnings, it is not OK to use it to clean
ear wax, it is not meant to be used to dry off your teeth, but by
omission it seems that it is OK to use the clean grinders. ;-)


Randy "not for bodily orifi" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 12:36:19
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: OOPS! - Cleaning Rocky...

"normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1164821407.166259.271810@l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
>
> I had a horrible brainfart while cleaning out my Rocky... I was using
> a
> can of compressed air to blow out the grinds out of the chute, and I
> subconciously turned the can upside down to get a better spray in
> there. For a brief second it shot out that ultra-cold liquid in the
> can - could I have possibly damaged my grinder? From what I can see
> they are all metal parts inside and should not have been affected by
> the brief exposer to the cold liquid. Anyone have thoughts on that?
> Well, besides calling me a dufus that is! thanks...
>

No, it's not liquid Nitrogen after all.. {;-)
Craig.