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From: Darren Evans-Young <DARREN@UA1VM.ua.edu>
Subject: Marga Mulino Grain Mill
Date: 1992-05-22 15:42:02 GMT

>From: CITJLF@ARIZVM1.ccit.arizona.edu

>I FINALLY RECEIVED THE MARGA MULINO GRAIN MILL AS A WEDDING PRESENT
>AND USED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME A FEW WEEKS AGO. I AM QUITE IMPRESSED
>BY THE QUALITY OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MILL AND WITH THE WAY THE
>THE GRAIN WAS CRUSHED WITHOUT CREATING ANY FLOUR. MY ONLY PROBLEM
>WITH THE UNIT WAS THAT I HAD TO KEEP A FINGER IN THE HOPPER CONSTANTLY
>SWIRLING THE GRAINS OR ELSE THE GRAINS WOULD EVENTUALLY SETTLE IN
>OVER THE HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE HOPPER AND NOT FEED THROUGH. MAYBE
>I NEED TO ENLARGE THE HOLE. ALSO THE HOPPER AND CATCH BASIN ARE VERY
>SMALL. IF ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE HAS ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS MILL,
>EMAIL ME WITH YOUR SOLUTIONS.

I also own one of these mills and have experienced the same problem
with the grains not being pulled in by the rollers. However, since
I drive my mill with a 1/2 hp variable speed drill, I like the small
opening! I've tried, there is no way I can get my fingers down into
the rollers. I'm not sure enlarging the hole will have any effect
anyway. The problem is the spacing of the 1st two rollers not being
wide enough. So, DONT ENLARGE THE HOLE!!! Get a good drill with
a screwdriver bit, and grind away. I'm still working on a solution
to the small catch basin problem.

Darren

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