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  1. As it’s going nowhere during lockdown I thought I’d fire up the Mara this morning. The result - shiny chrome back in place in the kitchen and a really delicious flat white with Steampunk Brazil Caxambu Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I think the video demonstrates a stiffness through the lever which lubing the cam will resolve and in any event is routine maintenance. When I do mine I also put a smear of lube on the back of the lever, where it makes contact with the switch button, and some GT85 or similar applied to the switch button on a cotton bud, just to keep everything moving freely. Definitely agree that it’s worth doing a cafiza backflush before you dismantle it per the video. Top tip for doing [email protected] demonstrates in the video is to definitely use the correct size of screwdriver to avoid damaging the screw head and following Dave’s advice as far as the adjustable wrench is concerned. Happy to send you a small pot of lube if you PM me your address. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The cam definitely needs lubing - if you follow the link in post #9 you’ll nail it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looks great [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 1. Dalerst 2. Cooffe 3. Dunk 4. ratty 5. EricC 6. fatboyslim 7.cjonny 8.AmandaH 9. Phil104 10. matted 11. Salty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Have you done a backflush with cafiza or similar recently? If so it may be that the cam needs lubing. DavecUK posted a really good video on how to do it. But as others have said, a video would help to better understand the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Bit of a bargain http:// https://workshopcoffee.com/collections/hardware/products/comandante-c40-nitro-blade-hand-grinder?utm_campaign=Announcing%20%7C%20Comandante%20Offer%20%28KqtVUZ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Active%20Subscribers&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ0aW1zYWx0MDhAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiTGhBQTVhIn0%3D Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Great tamper at a very good price. Nice snug fit into a 58.4 basket and ideal for anyone who’s concerned about the amount of pressure needed to tamp. I love mine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Reduced to £700 - and driving between Exeter and Sheffield on Saturday so potential for dropping it off en-route Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mark - that's really helpful - thanks! Cheers Tim
  11. Thanks Mark - I'm guessing not fine for espresso machine but fine for filter? Would there be any advantage in the zerowater jug over the Brita and if so what ratios zerowater/tap would you suggest for espresso and filter? Cheers Tim
  12. Looks like Munch - The Scream Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Just tested my water using a KH drop kit. Tap water was 10 drops which I think is 179ppm Brita jug filter 2 weeks old was 2 drops 35.8ppm Not sure how I interpret the results other than it looks as though the Brita filter does a pretty good job in reducing hardness? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’ll investigate that - thanks. I bought some test strips previously but don’t think they were helpful Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. The more detailed report doesn’t show that but does say that “Average hardness total as Ca” is 86.16mg/l and average ph is 7.5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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