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The wonderful feeling of, having managed to get the retention pin of steam knob out - a PITA - in order to service the steam valve (oh boy the seals were in a sorry state), the joy of having found something much easier to remove next time:
 
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It fits perfectly. It is a cut from barbecue skewers :-) - I’ll see how it goes.
 
Or I can have the whole thing in if I want it. Not sure about the ergonomics however....
This is the big sister of the one which originated this thread.
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I'd have thought the original pin should come out quite easilly with the correct size paralell punch.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler

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To be fair ive often used a nail to pop them out 


keep calm and grind flat

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I'd have thought the original pin should come out quite easilly with the correct size paralell punch.


Probably. But I didn’t have one, so used one of those precision screwdrivers as the the upper metal part seemed to be a perfect fit. Maybe I am too inexperienced and too gentle, so I always worry about damaging things. One thing is certain: the bamboo skewer fits perfectly and comes out with ease. With the added benefit of staying put!

But then again, removing the steam knob is not something one needs to do too often (maybe every five years?) so the original pin will get back in at some point.

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1 hour ago, ashcroc said:
On 13/06/2019 at 20:46, MediumRoastSteam said:
The wonderful feeling of, having managed to get the retention pin of steam knob out - a PITA - in order to service the steam valve (oh boy the seals were in a sorry state), the joy of having found something much easier to remove next time:
 
IMG_2511.thumb.jpg.12a942adcd954e17ad1fcced0ccf650f.jpg
 
It fits perfectly. It is a cut from barbecue skewers 🙂 - I’ll see how it goes.
 
Or I can have the whole thing in if I want it. Not sure about the ergonomics however....
emoji23.pngThis is the big sister of the one which originated this thread.
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I'd have thought the original pin should come out quite easilly with the correct size paralell punch.

It sort of  goes with the bed slat tamper station 😂..

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It sort of  goes with the bed slat tamper station ..

- one day I’ll develop some real skills
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3 minutes ago, MediumRoastSteam said:


emoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.png - one day I’ll develop some real skills emoji106.png

If it works you .. You can’t knock it ..🥴 just hope it doesn’t break at an in opportune moment 🤯

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If it works you .. You can’t knock it .. just hope it doesn’t break at an in opportune moment

I’m not keeping it there! - it was just provisional until I was sure everything was good inside. :-)
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Very nice.


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