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About Pyro

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  1. You'll always (with practice) get better results in doing it yourself over what the automatic machines make, if you are truly set on getting a fully auto machine I'd definitely advise Sage over Delonghi. You could look at getting a second hand Gaggia Classic and a Mazzer Super Jolly grinder for less than your budget and IMO will be better than an auto bean to cup automatic machine. Have a look through the setups sub-forum for some inspiration!
  2. Does anyone have a spare machine hanging around and could send me the pipe and connectors that run from the steam boiler to the steam wand? Thanks in advance.
  3. @Kyle T I'm your mystery seller looks good, glad your giving it the refurb it deserves. You're making me want to do a refurb on my own now, however you saw it was in much worse condition than this. A job when I move house I think. That's a cracking effort if you've never done any spray painting before. Probably don't need so many coats but no harm done. Do you plan on adding a lacquer layer on top of the paint? I'd suggest this for a matt lacquer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rustoleum-AE0040003E8-400ml-Crystal-Clear/dp/B001W03PS6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8 A lacquered top coat will be a bit more resistant to damage than just paint, keep it looking tip top for longer. It does however take ages to dry even after a couple of days it can still be tacky and imprinted with finger prints when handling. I usually leave stuff a 4-5 days before moving just to be sure
  4. @Lewis. I'll have the dosing chute if still available. If so send your paypal details and I'll get a payment through
  5. PM'd you a while ago @whiteyj asking if you could make a distributing funnel like the picture above to fit a Gaggia Classic standard basket, I've seen on Thingiverse you have something already for a Classic so surely a simple change from the current design.
  6. @oracleoftruth Still waiting for your PM If you've changed your mind just say. Missed a cheap machine locally I could've salvaged the parts I wanted from. I'd rather not miss another.
  7. Trying to build a bit of a parts base at the moment since I have 2 machines I'm working on and another coffee machine related project that'll hopefully come to light soon! I think about the only thing I wont make any use of is the case, the plastic panalero attachments and coffee scoop... I can pick up from Tuesday onwards if that's ok for you?
  8. @oracleoftruth I work in Leeds so whatever is easiest for you, I'm happy to pay asking price and collect in Sheffield unless you're over this way. Happy to move to PM to arrange a collection date/time/address if ok with you.
  9. @oracleoftruth I've had a post in the Wanted section for a couple of weeks, can I have the portafilter and the pipe from the steam valve assembly to the steam wand itself? I can collect in Sheffield if needs be I work in Leeds. I'd rather only take the two bits but otherwise If you want collection I'll take it all for £25. Thanks
  10. Still awaiting delivery myself of the two SJ's I bought, I'll let you know as/if/when. Cheers.
  11. Thanks @Jumbo Ratty updated now!
  12. 30-60 I'd say depends who's buying and how fast you need cash!
  13. Well, turns out I'd probably over tightened my shower screen too, a much better dispersion now, had to make a coffee to test as well, better result in the puck too!
  14. My water has never come out as perfect as that, however I can be a bit heavy handed with a screwdriver... I'm off to go loosen mine right now, see if it makes any difference.
  15. Nice setup, any modifications to either the classic or the super jolly? Other than the lens hood hopper! I see you've still got your standard Gaggia pannarello wand on the steam arm, I suggest removing it and just trying to steam with the bare metal tip, It'll be harder at first but the results are much better once you get the technique down!
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