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  1. Not at all if it's the return pipe from the OPV. Some Classics (& my the as it happens) don't even have one fitted & just have the water pouring back into the tank from the exit in the case. Great, thanks for your help
  2. Great. So it doesn't matter if one of them isn't fully submerged in the water
  3. My Gaggia Classic has two transparent plastic tubes that dangle into the water tank. I'm presuming (possibly incorrectly) that one is for water and one for steam? Or is the other one to return water into the tank? They are not of equal lengths.
  4. Just answered with the below on your other thread. I think it's a bit OTT for most (even on here!) I would be interested in seeing such a machine though! Personally, I'd buy up a few old used classics and modify them to 9 Bar, install a pressure gauge, install a Rancilio Wand, install a PID, put the brass shower head on. 3D print the thinner drip tray and essentially sell the 'perfect' starter machine. Get a good rep for doing this and you'd likely become the 'go to' guy when people ask for a starter machine. When I did my reading, it appeared the Gaggia Classic with 9 Bar and PID was the ideal machine, but there was none available at the 'for sale' section and there was no real go to guy. I reached out to GaggiaManualService and he couldn't help with PID. I paid approx £340 for a Classic with PID, Pressure Gauge and Rancilio Wand. I don't know your margins but I reckon people might pay £380-£400 for the 'ultimate' Gaggia Classic. I guess you'd make it work by buying broken machines for about £50-£70 on Gumtree etc as the base?
  5. I think it's a bit OTT for most (even on here!) I would be interested in seeing such a machine though! Personally, I'd buy up a few old used classics and modify them to 9 Bar, install a pressure gauge, install a PID, put the brass shower head on. 3D print the thinner drip tray and essentially sell the 'perfect' starter machine. Get a good rep for doing this and you'd likely become the 'go to' guy when people ask for a starter machine. When I did my reading, it appeared the Gaggia Classic with 9 Bar and PID was the ideal machine, but there was none available at the 'for sale' section and there was no real go to guy. I reached out to GaggiaManualService and he couldn't help with PID. Just my opinion though - personally, I hope you do make the machine you mentioned. I'm also keen on seeing you develop the Dual Boiler Gaggia/KitchenAid!
  6. I love this. Really like the idea of turning an unpopular machine (KitchenAid) into an amazing machine by changing a few of the internals and pimping it up! Any pics?
  7. Out of the box, the machines aren't great. They are set at 15bar pressure, which works with supermarket coffee/pods/pressurized baskets, but most on here prefer to brew at a lower pressure. Also, the boiler temperature is unstable. A lot of people here fit a kit to regulate at 93 degrees for coffee and 135 for steam. The steam wand is dreadful, the tamper is useless and the filter basket is poor. Good news is, you can often buy a used model for about £200-£300, modded to 9 bar pressure, with an upgraded steam wand and a temperature kit included.
  8. When people backflush daily (or regularly) so they just attach the backflushing basket and press with hot water for a few times?
  9. That's a shame. I really like the look of the machine!
  10. Really? I have a Classic with PID but considering trying a Rancilio
  11. Looks a really nice machine. Is it much of an upgrade from a Gaggia Classic with PID and 9 bar pressure?
  12. I'm not sure what this means, but I've noticed when I turn my machine on, the temp on my PID goes over 100, before stabilizing at 93. Is this right?
  13. I have a 2011 model. Had for a month now and never backflushed. Is it unanimously agreed that backflushing is a good idea on this model?
  14. In this case, we're not looking some sort of scam that needs the legalities pointed out are we? He was asked if he got paid and he said he got £170 and donated it to charity. In this context, a guinea pig rescue center is appropriate. Do you have an underlying concern here? Genuine question - I know little about this situation and the people involved. Are you concerned he's given a positive review in exchange for money/goods? I've got a Niche and I like it. I get the impression that on the whole, people rate it highly. Has he been disingenuous in the review, in your opinion? EDIT - it's the first and only grinder I've owned (or even used) so I'm no authority
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