Sunbeam Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

Sunbeam Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 9:19 am

Looks like I started a trend here. I've been using a Coffeemaster for many years.

I've found a lot of historical and technical information on these coffeemakers, I'll add some as time permits.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat May 19, 2012 10:47 am

Count me in - since you've infested me! :D

    Charter members of the newly formed "Vac-Pack"
      :verycool:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat May 19, 2012 11:09 am

Really cool John. I learned a little about these type coffee makers on Wiki. I wanted a great coffee maker a couple years ago and got a fancy Cuisinart machine off Ebay. I used it once and put it away, then gave it away to the church rummage sale. It had a timer, self- grinder that grinds the coffeee just before brewing, stainless vacuum-bottle carafe. It was the clunkiest, worst designed coffee maker. You had to turn the carafe upside down to pour, low capacity, and I swear you had to disassemble and clean a dozen parts every use!
Then I found a 4 cup Mr. Coffee for $2 at a thrift shop in Pittstown, NJ. Been using that one ever since!
Dann757
 


Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Several years ago when the last Coffeemaster gasket failed I bought a nice Bunn drip coffee maker. Got it home, unboxed it, found the little plastic spray head broken off and rolling around in the box. I saw "Made in (Red) China", boxed it back up, took it back to Lowe's.
I have a Corningware 9 cup percolator. I used that until I found a guy online that molds replacement gaskets out of silicone rubber.
http://www.dayseal.com/
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 2:33 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 8:38 pm

OH NO!!! THEY'RE SPAWNING!!!
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 20, 2012 8:27 am

I only have one Coffeemaster - it is a fully functional C30C.

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Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 20, 2012 5:02 pm

Nice!!!!!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Coffeemaster C30C

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 21, 2012 9:29 pm

In my continuing effort to stop the C30C from barfing out coffee and water every time I run it I have read the service manual and determined that the aftermarket Dayseal gasket is positioning the dip tube too far from the bottom of the lower pot. Since the heating element runs around the perimeter of the vessel the heat travels to the center, the outside heats first. Positioning the tube closer to the bottom of the vessel slows the action of the boiling water. I came up with a little modification using a piece of 1/2" copper pipe, chamfered to wedge against the tube.
Water to the 6 cup mark, 8 tablespoons of coffee, and success!
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Drawdown. SUCCESS!
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 pm

Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffeemaster C30C

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon May 21, 2012 10:39 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:In my continuing effort to stop the C30C from barfing out coffee and water every time I run it I have read the service manual and determined that the aftermarket Dayseal gasket is positioning the dip tube too far from the bottom of the lower pot. Since the heating element runs around the perimeter of the vessel the heat travels to the center, the outside heats first. Positioning the tube closer to the bottom of the vessel slows the action of the boiling water. I came up with a little modification using a piece of 1/2" copper pipe, chamfered to wedge against the tube.
Water to the 6 cup mark, 8 tablespoons of coffee, and success!



Ta-Da!
    :clap: :dancing: :up:
      :funny:
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Since only used 55+ year old gaskets are available we have to work with what we can get I suppose. At least there is a new silicone rubber gasket available.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue May 22, 2012 6:21 am

My Coffeemaster takes a while to draw the coffee back down, but it does empty the upper chamber. After some reading it seems that my use of auto-drip grind coffee and softened water isn't helping.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 22, 2012 6:32 am

I'm using softened water as well, although I do have a tap in the line before the softener, I installed one so I could draw unsoftened water to test the hardness. If I have issues with the drawdown I'll use water from that tap.

On a side note the water here is so high in calcium carbonate even with the softener I still get some "water spots" from time to time. especially if it's getting close to time for the softener to recharge.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Sunbean Coffeemaster Collectors Corner (The Vac-Pack)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 24, 2012 10:19 pm

Got this really nice C30C on eBay, It's the nicest one I've ever seen. I bought it for my daughter, once I test it I'll be giving it to her.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert