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  1. mine did exactly the same, I nipped it up with the supplied socket driver till it turned the burrs, its been ok since.
    2 points
  2. Paolos having a major ball ache at the moment, which slowed things down 🤣
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  3. Fortunately, they copy without understanding....One day that will change I guess. For example they made a metal finger on the Solo, I can guess why they did it, but it won't do what they want. Same with people creating NFC disks for it...I came up with the NFC for a particular reason...same idea, won't really work on the Solo. Flat burrs have different issues.
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  4. Once the grinder is settled nothing to do with running in your likely to find that generally output variation will be within 0.1g of what went in. Retention is entirely different. For instance given a bean I use ~0.5g builds up at the top of the spout. It collects slowly. While that is going on the 0.1g will sometimes be higher. Less is retained in the grinder and the grinds that do remain there reach a limit rather quickly. When beans are changed there is no need to be concerned about this. The carry over from the previous bean is miniscule. When checking this keep an eye on your sc
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  5. That's just kicking people when they're down
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  6. Just remove that hose really carefully, take your time, otherwise it will break. And when you put the vacuum breaker back onto the boiler, if I remember correctly, to wrap a couple (or 4, can’t remember) turns of PTFE on the thread. Don’t try lubricating the seals or anything: once I did that, on my la Pavoni, and it started to stick! 😂😂😂😂 🤦‍♂️ good luck, and let us know what you find.
    2 points
  7. @prezes - the vacuum breaker is a rather simple device. It’s relatively easy to remove and put it back. The part splits in to, and inside it has a little plunger type of thing. It might be that there are some debris there preventing it from shutting.
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  8. I have them but unused to date. They come heavily discounted if purchased at same time as EG-1 so thought I'd get them at same time. But using the EG-1 for espresso at this point. I have another set up in my roasting space where I also make brewed coffee and I have a Mahlkonig EK43s (which you might spot hiding in the corner) for that so no real need for the Ultra burrs at this point.
    2 points
  9. Not long now! https://fb.watch/5hwxMo6Vg9/
    1 point
  10. I (quite quickly) produced this diagram of the main functional components of the Gaggia Classic, enabling you to see what's where and where the water flows. Describing what you can see, and following the water through the system... Starting with the water in the water tank - pipe in the tank feeds water to the pump. This pumps water (at some pressure >15bar) to the OPV. The OPV is set to bleed off "over pressure" water back to the tank (and it's this valve that is adjusted to allow the cutoff to be changed to 9 bar). Cold water at circa 9bar (on an OPV modded machine) enters th
    1 point
  11. Notice i said machine not grinder 🤣 Having just bought a new lr24, if i changed it i think I'd wake up in a&e...
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  12. Haven’t I said that so many times…. 😉😂👍
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  13. Martin explained the issue to be the boiler back siphoning to the pump, and that the modification to resolve the issue would stop this.
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  14. I made beer. Brooklyn Brew Shop Punk IPA, and it’s really quite close. Another drinks related rabbit hole to pour money into!
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  15. Yeah that’s the logical next step
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  16. If anyone tests the design and deem it worth using (I am afraid of creator bias in my opinion!), I might print a couple and send them at cost + postage (from Ireland) to people if I can. I found a link to a clearer scale design on the Polish forum linked here earlier by someone (in this post). They say that they found the design on home-barista.com but do not give original link to the forum post. (my apologies to original creator that I could not find the original link to give credit) I printed the scale on adhesive acetate and stuck it over my scale. I much p
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  17. Don’t bother. Just put 18g (or whatever), grind away, don’t weight out and move on with your life. That’s what I do. 😂😉. After a month, open all up and give it a clean, and weigh that: you’ll see how little it retains. Then, put it back together, grind away and repeat in 3 months time. 👍
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  18. @prezes There is more in water than limescale, which I why I use RO, remove everything and put back only what I want. I pretty much never get vacuum breakers failing. If an when you vac breaker fails due to old age, simply replace it with a memory metal breaker...much better.
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  19. @prezes - always happy to help! And the good thing is that’s such a simple fix. And now you know more about your machine and how it works. Win win win!
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  20. @MediumRoastSteam thank you very much for alL your help with this. managed to remove and refit the vacuum breaker and the machine is idling now for about 40 Minutes without any issues. there was a bit of residue on the washer. It makes me wonder how as I’ve only been using ashbeck water and its few months old. The only thing that springs into mind is I got it second hand but first owner used it for a week so might have been filled with tap water.
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  21. Exactly what I needed, thanks a lot !
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  22. @MediumRoastSteam Material longevity, lead impurities within metal production.
    1 point
  23. @MediumRoastSteam the brass boiler and machine width put me off. Otherwise it would be my first choice.
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  24. Getting close to the end of my ability here I'd say! After many failed attempts to redistribute weight to align the centre of mass with the centre of rotation I moved to a helix design rather than a tilted disc: Some of the incremental design stages (failures!) can be seen here: DF64 Anti-Popcorning Experiment V2: Main benefit with this design (other than helix) is the recessed center that allows the device sit lower in the grinder The recess is a match fit to the taper of the central cone. Fitted (poor contrast due to the fil
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  25. @prezes - some resources:
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  26. @Unknowing Welcome to the forum....No it won't hurt the burrs at all. No need to bold and underline (just bold is fine), we used to have someone who did that all the time, with capitals, underlines bold etc.. HTML links are underlined automatically and it can causes confusion.. 😉
    1 point
  27. thanks @PhilDawes . with regards to the control going back to manual after drop, they might be the case. My value is set to 180C, so that might be it. I’ll set to zero and see what happens. On the blower - I’m actually doing something similar like that! I also set an alarm and decrease he blower after 3 minutes nearing dry end. I was caught last time on the probe position. I drilled a hole on the tin 5cm from the top, and position there. But it was too close to wall, snd it was reading 15C lower than if positioned bang in the middle. I also haven’t managed to source a bor
    1 point
  28. Good point ratty, you definitely get a lot of swarf and sparks
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  29. I usually drill a 3mm hole with a drill bit, then a 6mm hole with a drill bit and open up to size with the dremel as you advise Ben. The case needs to be empty as you will get a fair amount of swarf and the case will need a thorough wash down after the hole is finished to final size.
    1 point
  30. Funny given that I was waiting a week each time for my previous two email replies, as soon as I paid my balance I had an acknowledgment from Sam within 30 mins. Let’s hope this is the last delay we hear of.
    1 point
  31. @prezes The tube on the right seems bent. Make sure it’s not. Is one of them hot? Can you see steam/water though? you need to find where that hissing is coming from.
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  32. That's why all we do here (both forum and coffee chitter-chatter, and the development and launching of a new product) is a nice disturbance, even if it's a small ripple, into all these distress. Let's hope we all leave these times behind soon. So... we are eager to see pictures and first impressions of these machines, and receive news from Paolo or his team (also i'm in the second batch and not received any communication since a month ago).
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  34. Top off should be fine. Check whether that’s coming from the safety valve or vacuum breaker. They both have silicone hoses which takes any water to the drip tray.
    1 point
  35. Have you done the modification to reroute expansion valve water back to the pump or tank? Start it with the top off and see which boiler fitting (if any) from the service boiler is leaking, you should be able to see it, or feel with tube is getting hot. It could simply be a sticky, gummed up vacuum breaker...how old is it?
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  36. I think if you want to fit a gauge, you will need one with a capiliary tube attached, also with a bezel on the front to fit to the case. Yes you will need to buy a holesaw complete with its mandrel OR a punch type cutter.
    1 point
  37. Not OPV. That’s most likely a damaged vacuum breaker, or semi stuck. It could equally be a damaged safety valve, although that’s unlikely. beet thing you can do is to take the top of your machine off and see where that’s coming from. What’s your water like? Have you tilted the machine on its side or something similar?
    1 point
  38. 😝 Joking aside, i think its hard for any business atm to do anything, with Brexit and covid almost crippling some industry. Dont forget alot of uk businesses have been shut due to covid, we've felt the knock on at work for getting parts and supplies.
    1 point
  39. Talking of STILL WAITING (above), I think we really ought to acknowledge the part that our mentor @Davecuk has played in all of this. His brainchild (if I am right) was first talked about in September last year, yet some 8 months later and having had Covid to deal with that timeframe is simply amazing. This of course demonstrates the success of him dealing with both the design and production company, and the sales company in one. Others must look on in awe when you consider the time delays many new products are suffering in trying to get even a test bed to the market. I have been pals wi
    1 point
  40. Does anyone know how long it takes to repair a hearing aid?I sent mine back to the manufacturers and have not heard anything since.
    1 point
  41. Well I’m a little concerned as I’m in the first batch but not having any luck in getting a response from ACS to my queries about settlement payment and shipping.
    1 point
  42. I’m considering the same and exchanged a few messages with Paul Pratt about shipping charges recently. He said that the Cafelat U.K. shop is very much in the pipeline for later in the year (domain and warehouse have already been sorted), it’s just another consequence of the pandemic that he hasn’t been able to open over here yet. So it’s just a matter of waiting I guess - shipping is still $40 for a small package from the Cafelat store.
    1 point
  43. I meant, most of the machines should start air shipping from Italy (1st batch only) Tuesday or Wednesday
    1 point
  44. OK Clumsy Goat has stepped up offered a full refund, you can't ask for more than that from a good Retailer. Customer happy, issue resolved. Time to close this one as I don't I think we will extract any more value from it.
    1 point
  45. Well, something I didn't see coming happened 😂 Was travelling home from work, basically from one end of Sweden to the other end , on my way home I took a look in a store with everything coffee related, I bought a machine I had not even considered at first cause it was more expensive , but seeing it in person , trying it, tasting the espresso, fell in love with it there and then😂 sadly my car was full of gear from work, so they will send it to me, will get it some time next week, so now om the owner of a lelit bianca 2020 model
    1 point
  46. The EG-1 arrived 4 hours ago. I'll give you an update in a day or two. Suspect I'll keep using the NZ for dark roasts and the EG for light. Feeling like a pig in mud.
    1 point
  47. Espresso & boiler friendly water: Not all water that meets non-scaling parameters makes coffee that tastes nice. The shorthand answer is to find water with a bicarbonate level between 50-80mg/L as ion/bottled water label (as CaCO3 alkalinity this would be 40-60mg/L) for your espresso machine, that tastes nice. If your water is in this range and all your coffee tastes bad, change the water for different one but still in this range. Using a particular water that doesn't scale, but is of a make up/so soft that makes your coffee taste bad/low body isn't a great idea. Plus you generally
    1 point
  48. @Ando Looks fine on Android......those iPhones matey ......having has everyone from the 3s to 11, best thing I did was move!
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