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Everything posted by Hasi

  1. the good thing with manual levers is you can stop or reduce pressure instantly when something goes wrong! And trust me, things will go wrong when you start into brewing with your LaDiva
  2. AWWW congrats! Another LaPav resurrection http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/lapavoni_ep.htm correct, production month and year will be just where @MediumRoastSteam said, they used to stamp it onto underside of drip tray - later applying stickers (that might have come off btw). Apart from lever rod, chrome looks terrific! Maybe you can buff it up using Autosol or similar. You might want to strip the paint and get rid of/stabilise rust on the base, maybe have it sandblasted to avoid using chemicals. Will be interesting to see what condition piston, shower screen and surrounding gaskets are in. Prepare to get a service kit! A bottomless PF is deffo a good idea for two reasons: very limited space underneath spout(s) and a notorious preference for one sided pours on double spout. The latter I believe is just poor spout geometry. After all, capacity of both basket and group aren't overwhelming, so you will find yourself pouring single shots all the time, anyways. There is literally no point in splitting the little outcome
  3. Hasi

    I am so excited

    like Dr. Bean...
  4. sorry, busy times here - yea casting is what I meant earlier already. while desktop 3D printing can produce all sorts of composite materials (metal, wood, what not mixed with thermoplastics) these days, real metal may be laser sintered using very expensive machinery. Parts costs are ridiculous for such an application. Unless you're close friends with someone in R&D of an aerospace corporation it's highly unlikely you get that for cheaps 🤣 You could also try applying rattle can metal to a smooth 3D print (stereo lithography, hardened, etch primed). Maybe you have a PVD coating company close by? That would be a nice alternative...
  5. @Batian if you need help with creating a replica, I can assist with my vector graphics skill set. And potentially a detailed 3D print for you to make a mould from, so you can pour a zinc copy and have it galvanised or something... haha a long way to go, but could end up perfectly!
  6. Great job P.! Something different and intriguing 😎👍🏻 did you pull shots yet? 😇
  7. don't play with electricity gal, and I don't mean the fancy power tools you've been decorating that sofa with...
  8. How about something along these lines? http://www.madebyknock.com/store/p53/Aergrind.html With an aeropress you can do recipes that come very close to espresso, plus you'll get a decent grinder all within your budget... (not affiliated with Madebyknock, just googled it up for you)
  9. That's not a race... but booking me would also require plane tickets, also for UK public health reasons I need to be quarantined for two weeks prior to the event. At a five star hotel of course. So anyone fancy extra expenses, PM me!
  10. oooooo, someone's going gown shill road...
  11. nope, we do have low pressure under sink heat exchangers (electrically operated). You need special low pressure taps, directly plumbed in like so:
  12. Pascal's law has it that every metre of height difference accounts for about 0.1bar pressure (depending on masl and water temp to an extent). The values you are giving above could juuuust do the trick. If you're willing to take the plunge and get the expensive version... couldn't you send it back when it doesn't work? 😇 PS: this tank, is it an open construction or does it pressurise when heated?
  13. oh boy... 🙈😂 You don't want to filter it all, as in plumb in to mains cold?
  14. Nothing says luxury quite like the sleek polished chrome finish and mesmerising features... says it all 😇😂
  15. whoops... 😬 I must torture them day in and out! 🤣
  16. I've got the smallest one, KSDF 125:
  17. looks fine to me 😇
  18. I suggest you get your M25 fixed until Lever Day...
  19. tis gonna be a road show it seems 😇
  20. DIY is not only about the results, love the approach of building stuff myself! When I finally find time to finish my Frankenroaster, I'll let you guys know 🤘🏻😂
  21. well... there's EU-wide consumer protection laws in place that every producer in food sector needs to adhere to. I take it that some roasters handle things loosely or haven't been made aware of certain regulations. That doesn't take away from every tiny bit of information given on any packaging needing to be correct so that consumers are not being mislead. I've worked in beverage industry almost all my working life, dealing with all sorts of packaging problems the world over. There are nitpicking examiners who can put companies in knee-deep shit even if regulations cannot be followed for technical/physical reasons (limited space on small packaging, printing colour limitations, date application technology...). Better do it right the first time or you might face a sudden stop of all activities. Accusing roasters of lying to their very own customers is pretty strong. Generalising hurts the whole trade, even though there are plenty honest producers out there. I would like to see things like this settled directly with affected parties, but hey ho...
  22. That's a very strange thing to do, if you think about it... because putting false information on a product is a criminal offence. Even if it's information that's not required to be on packaging in the first place. It's happened to us that a roasting session got delayed and the last batch or two took place after midnight. I scrapped the labels and made new ones with correct date on it. In the worst case, officials come and take a look to find a mismatch between roasting log and labels... no bonus points there.
  23. Ha! Just noticed that cotton bud :D Looks like a quality refurb, happy coffee time @Wilko327 hope to see you stick around here!
  24. Hasi

    Lever Which one

    love my Alex Izzo Valexia Leva, it's a tank! and so simple at the same time!
  25. I'll better get my branded skates out...
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