I cut the M5 threaded rod to 3 1/8 long (with a hacksaw)
Screw one end of the threaded rod into the door being careful the the end does not protrude where it might make contact with the drum
Slide on the nylon washer
Slide on the aluminum tube
Screw on the handle
Double check that the threaded rod will not rub against the drum.
By having the handle extended like this, there is more leverage to hold the door closed when it is in the down postition and the magnets have no problem holding the door open while in the up position and dropping the roasted beans.
I didn’t come up with this idea. I saw it somewhere else. (Probably Facebook)
I really like it.
Yeah, I spend a lot of time looking for older posts, trying to remember what I saw and where I saw it. So, I decided to dedicate a thread to just his hack. Recently someone was trying to find a way to keep the door handle cool, now maybe this idea will be easier to find.
Yeah, funny about that huh? Wait until I find a source for the depeleted uranium…On the other hand, depleted uranium is not magnetic.