The Excalibur looks like a better solution (for
more money) than the Nesco/American
Harvest/Snackmaster if for no other reason than
it looks as if it deals with Cine/EIA-hub reels better.
Have you run a long-term temperature log on
this? I did on the Snackmaster and it was about
+/- 1°C for several hours (not counting ramp up/down.
It's also nice that the top-of-the-line Excalibur
has a timer as well as a thermostat.
At 12:48 AM 2008-09-28, you wrote:
>Thanks for the info on the Snackmaster, Richard.
><excaliburdehydrator> is what I use, to great success.
>Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
>On Sep 27, 2008, at 4:33 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>At 07:03 PM 2008-09-27, Lou Judson wrote:
>>I have heard (secondhand) that the snackmaster type has rising air
>>without a fan (am I correct?)
>No it has a pretty fast fan -- at least the FD-50 and FD-60 that I have.
>>thus gets hotter at the bottom reel
>>than the top.
>Pretty constant throughout.
>>This is why I like the excalibur which forces heated air across all
>>reels equally... Agreed on safety of splices!
>What is the Excalibur? I thought it was a sword -- but not the one
>stuck in an ash tree.
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