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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:05 pm

So, I was prepping a bomb and found to my dismay that my wonderful digital scale from a postal company does not work anymore. The read out turns on, but nothing registers when I load the table.

Recommendations regarding a brand would be appreciated. As of now I am unable to measure anything, much less preparing blends.
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:37 pm

Did you remove the batteries and/or charger and let the logic board discharge. Does not hurt to try first. Good luck.



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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Probably not much help but I use a reloading scale. You can pick them up from cabelas for about 10$. Mine does gram, oz, carot, and grains. Runs on a single AAA for what seems like forever.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:19 pm

Can you use a vac or dust blaster inside or under the table of the thing? Maybe some chunk or grit or leaf is in there somewhere preventing proper function.

And of course a new set of batteries should be tried if you haven't. Even though the screen lights upon turning it on, it may not have enough juice to operate under load.

And...if you get a new one does it have to be a centigrade scale? Or would weighing to the gram be fine enough?

Notice the number of reviews on the one at the link below!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004164SRA/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bjuwvb_c_x_1_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=05H1JPMWW0VZNWRDYNAE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=7d279b9d-d246-4f80-a4e4-1969054f77e5&pf_rd_i=678508011&th=1

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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:41 pm

LC, yup, did the standard pull the power rest trick, to no avail. Still can't figure out what's up with it.. Bummer...

I'll look into the reload scale Jim. As long as it can weigh up to a couple/few pounds/kilos it'll be fine!

BH, I'll check that link tut suite!

Thanks guys:cheers:
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:07 pm

Ordered it. Happy Birthday. It's on the way. Good for several pounds, yes.



The thing is, you can get low cost digital scales that do pounds and weigh to the gram (kitchen scale)...or...low cost digital scales that do UP to a pound and measure to the tenth of a gram (lab scale). To get one that will do the whole range accurately I think you're talking at least a hundred...up to three or four hundred bucks. Ouch.

Gotta pick yer poison. One of each eventually.

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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:18 pm

Well, I'm not hubris enough to say this doesn't bring water to my eyes. I don't know what to say, but thank you very much, and it looks like I'm back in the blending game.

I've got to go have a smoke. This is totally unexpected, and I want to say how very thankful I am for this.

Thanks BH. Thanks very much........
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:39 pm

Yeah...OK...I'll just finish putting away the load of Pebble Castle you fragged me with just this week!

There's no more deserving bro around here than you my friend.


http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t34614-official-ozarkian-frag

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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:12 pm

Blackhorse
Extremely nice gesture on your part, a BIG CHEERS to you.... cheers
Not many would have done what you did, but I've seen and been part of some very amazing humble gestures here on the BoB. ALL the best to you both.



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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:41 pm

I have a $20 digital food scale from Bed/Bath & Beyond. Works well, measures in grams or ounces. I've tested it against our much more expensive restaurant scales and its' dead-nuts accurate.
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 am

Epic! This place is just the best!

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:43 am

New scales have shipped!

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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:03 am

riff raff wrote:
I have a $20 digital food scale from Bed/Bath & Beyond.  Works well, measures in grams or ounces.  I've tested it against our much more expensive restaurant scales and its' dead-nuts accurate.  

Yeah, I used a food scale for my shipping stuff too! Don't know where my friend purchased it but he gave it to me for free.
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:51 pm

How accurate were you needing Wiz?

I use this for coffee brewing:

https://www.amazon.com/Jennings-CJ4000-4000g-Digital-Scale/dp/B004C3CAB8

0.5g resolution 4000g (~8.8 lbs) max capacity
Comes with the AC adapter, or can be used with batteries

Readout is very quick to respond, which is what makes it a great one for pour over coffee.
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Old faithfull. Take a close hanger and put it on a door knob take 2 pieces of string tight a cup to each side of the hanger. Put a 1oz weight or how ever much u want to weight in one cup then add what ever you want to weight to the other cup when it balances out you know you hit correct. Dose that make sense?
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PostSubject: Re: Scales   Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:46 pm

Timbo-

Accurate enough to get on with my blending practices. That's a nice one you use there, however Blackhorse was kind enough to send me a new one already, just a few days ago......

Most excellent group of folks here. Most excellent indeed.............

Thanks though!

cheers

Arky, I would not recommend that for many reasons...........
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