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  1. I'm guessing you're not on a water meter.... as whilst the Osmio Zero is more expensive than the RO filter you mentioned, those are VERY wasteful of water and if you're on a water meter that means VERY costly. Whilst the Osmio Zero is more expensive to purchase, it's much cheaper to run than a 'normal' RO system as the waste water is a fraction. I bought an expensive pumped, 5 stage RO system a few years ago - and due to the size and plumbing required to install it I never used it... it stayed boxed up until I sold it again on here. I then bought an Osmio Zero from the group-buy on here a while ago, and have never been happier - it's a fantastic piece of kit.
  2. He's said he has a box now and will include UK shipping in the price. Cracking grinder - I had a K10 Fresh (the precursor to the E10) and loved it.... only moved it on as it was too tall to fit under my kitchen cupboards. 😞
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    I've found strong white flour in both Lidl and Asda recently in Swindon - though it's definitely not easy. Same goes for yeast - also like rocking horse.
  4. You might find that the valve cap (the small round disk) isn't seated properly in the bottom of the OPV and hence the low pressure of the 6.5bar spring is failing to keep the pressure in properly when steaming, and hence water is just flowing out of the boiler, down the water delivery tube and back into your tank. Try taking the spring and valve cap/disk out and reinserting it all, making sure that the disk is properly situated in the bottom of the OPV valve. It's free floating, so it can end up at an angle or otherwise not located properly on the end of the spring and cause this issue. As the boiler for steam in a Classic should hit around 145c then the pressure should be well below 6.5bar (or even 5 bar) - if you're on a standard 145c thermostat and hence it peaks at about 155c then that would be around 4.5 bar in theory. If you're using a PID and have higher steam temps then you should be OK up to a boiler temp of about 165C (6 bar)
  5. Just buy the god-awful "Italian Roast" beans that no-one wants to buy, not even in a lock-down, from the Supermarkets - and then the "one drop of fairy liquid in cold water" for milk. You don't have to drink the stuff, it just needs to look pretty!
  6. "Send me a PM if you're interested in buying - Everything is in stock and shipping now!"
  7. Thanks for your [email protected] - and well done on a quick and successful install! Concerning your minor issue with the earth wire (part Q), you’ve got it round the wrong way.... the ring connector goes inside the PID case (you’d find it much easier to fit securely with the ring) and the fork (that I assume you have inside the case now) is for the SSR mounting screw. If you fit it that way then both screws (small case screw for the ring connector and larger SSR screw for the fork) fit fine. You don’t need to cut it or adjust anything - and needing to do so should have been an alarm bell, and you should have just pinged me a quick PM and I could have helped. No harm done though - it’ll still all work well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It's just screwed in - you need a 10mm spanner to remove it... and you can fefit them quite easily without needing any sealant or teflon tape or anything - just screw out, and screw in.
  9. And if anyone is wondering - or struggling - then 6 x felt pads on the feet make it MUCH easier to turn around on the counter-top when refilling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yup - flushing 2nd tank through here as well. I did think that the cartridge renew off / on / lid off / lid on dance did seem a bit daft too! Isn’t “turn it on whilst holding down the front button” a good enough process... obviously not! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yes - thanks everyone, especially Adam - machine should be delivered tomorrow. Cool! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. To be honest, I don’t really care about quantifiable results of steaming - I don’t enjoy milk drinks myself and only steam occasionally, and therefore when I do steam I want good micro foam that is easy to produce. The steamed milk I can obtain from the DE1 is both better and easier to produce than from my previous E61 double boiler - so I’m more than happy with it, and the latte art that I can pour with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You may well find that if you use 6 bar you actually need to grind finer. Higher pressure doesn’t necessarily mean higher flow. Anyway - 6 bar is great - I loved doing 6 bar pours on my Classic with dimmer mod, and 6 bar pours on my Decent are fantastic... it’s the new 9. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It's not protection from bad water I'm looking for.... it's protection from my wife, who continues to complain about the plastic waste of my bottled water!
  15. @DavecUK Where do you get the blank remineralisation filter from? (Or do you just butcher one and empty it?)
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