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Cruddy Piston Anyone?!!

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toothpaste is a good agent for bringing the condition of the brass up.

protip!


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Cleaned mine this morning for the first time. As those previously have said barely any crud on the piston. Staining of the brass puck end and a little around the white plastic seal. Cleaned and regreased. Super smooth. Hadn’t realised it had got a bit creaky. Now waiting for it to heat up. No need for seal replacement still relatively supple. Will order a spare set when I place the order for the digital module.

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Londinium R, Hg-one, button tamper, vst,ims,V60,siphon,aeropress...and still no idea

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I am waiting for the silicone seals from cafelat - curious as to how they perform.

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Out of interest how much was a set of cafelat? And was it from them direct? Was checking on the londinium site and could only see a service set which has things I don’t need.


Londinium R, Hg-one, button tamper, vst,ims,V60,siphon,aeropress...and still no idea

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Oh and also a tip if you decide to use cif on the shower screen clean it well afterwards. I’ve just had a cif flavoured flush :yuk:


Londinium R, Hg-one, button tamper, vst,ims,V60,siphon,aeropress...and still no idea

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Oh and also a tip if you decide to use cif on the shower screen clean it well afterwards. I’ve just had a cif flavoured flush :yuk:

 

Would that be lemon??


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Out of interest how much was a set of cafelat? And was it from them direct? Was checking on the londinium site and could only see a service set which has things I don’t need.

 

I got the whole set with a shower screen and portafilter gasket, so that was around £38. I figured that it was easier to justify $6.5 shipping fee that way.

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Out of interest how much was a set of cafelat? And was it from them direct? Was checking on the londinium site and could only see a service set which has things I don’t need.
The set I ordered including the cafelat lever shower screen and the shower screen gasket was £37 delivered.

 

For just the piston gaskets you're looking at £18 including delivery.

 

Mine were delivered in less than 7 days from HK.


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Sadly not. The new smell is horrible it’s been in boiling after now for 30 mins and when a shot is pulled the smell has nearly gone. Not going to do that again.


Londinium R, Hg-one, button tamper, vst,ims,V60,siphon,aeropress...and still no idea

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Was he servicing your lever machine here @MildredM ?

 

(Be sure to swipe through all the images on instagram

 

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Was he servicing your lever machine here @MildredM ?

 

(Be sure to swipe through all the images on instagram

 

 

Oh Lordy!!!!! Bleugh!!!!!!


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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Was he servicing your lever machine here @MildredM ?

 

(Be sure to swipe through all the images on instagram

 

 

I nearly lost my lunch


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Since 2018 November - not too bad!

I didn’t replace the seals, so only cleaned the bore and piston. The latter is much more difficult than I thought as there’s few grooves! A toothbrush certainly made it easier.

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The lever action is so pleasant!

Thanks @TheSystemicKid for the video on YouTube, certainly made it easier.

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Also did the same last weekend with the help of @TheSystemicKid video. Right at 15 months from purchase which is well in line with Reiss's prediction. Simple enough had I not let the scalpel slip and slice my finger.. what a muppet20190602_213659.jpg20190602_224002.jpg

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I don’t Like you cut yourself though 😲


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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That’s gross
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🤢🤢🤮


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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That's horrible!!!

 

Btw what do people use to clean round the seals if they're not replacing them? 

Also I really struggled to get the bolts off last time, think a better Allen key would work much better. Does anyone know off hand which size I need?


LR, ZM

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4mm

As for cleaning, a wipe with kitchen roll before light regressing here.

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2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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Not looking too bad here after . . . I don’t know? 4 months or something.

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2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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A bit dry/grease-less if anything ;)


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles / 1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  / Monolith Titan Flat & Conical, MAX Flat on order  / HG-1 / Kalita wave / Stag kettle / OCD / Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer / Wenge Handle Lev Tamp / Push Tamper / Puqpress / 15g & 18g vst / IMS 35μM / LDT / Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers / LW Bean Cellars & Caddy / Decent thermometer / Acme Evo 150ml cups / Espazzola / Hottop / embroidered by me bar towels / coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  / in the cellars: Steampunk, North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass / 6 gorgeous guineas / a dog / a very lovely and understanding husband 

 

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That reminds me, I think mine is due for a check up! 

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LR, ZM

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I think it's been about 3 months. Piston wasn't looking bad at all.

 

The shower screen on the other hand 🙈 yes the knife slipped!

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