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If you want to know what a bomb going off in your kitchen sounds like then simply pop your portafilter into your lever machine, making sure not to tighten it much at all, pull the lever down and wait for first drips then release the lever and BANG ?????

The consequences could have been very different and painful had Ian's chin been in the line of the lever arm. Thankfully it wasn’t (I’ve drummed it into him and anyone who will listen to never, ever, ever stand over the lever) and nothing was broken, amazingly. 

Please feel free to copy in anyone who has uses a lever machine @FaceandEdge @PPapa Etc ?

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2 minutes ago, MildredM said:

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Oh no..?.... How is the Thuya handle ☹️..

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Oh no! Everyone ok I hope? Just a bit shook up?

I remember Conti Chris on the forum day warning us of lever injuries. Potentially very dangerous.

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Oh no...... How is the Thuya handle ..


It leapt out of the way to safety in an instant
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Oh no! Everyone ok I hope? Just a bit shook up?

I remember Conti Chris on the forum day warning us of lever injuries. Potentially very dangerous.


I felt like my brain had been reset. Ian had PTSD
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1 minute ago, MildredM said:

 


I felt like my brain had been reset. Ian had PTSD emoji58.png

 

From the little incident .. or your reaction ?

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Well that eliminates a lever machine for the ship.

1) Most crew never follow safety warnings.

2) I don’t want the additional paperwork. Already have to do method statements and risk assessments.

3) I’d look ridiculous wearing all the appropriate PPE just to make an  Espresso ?

 

Thankfully you only got a fright and no Injuries ?

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Stupid is as stupid does :D:D:D

Next steps:

- stitch up a yellow warning towel saying "FASTEN PORTAFILTER AT ALL TIMES"
- an orange carpet mat with a thick line on it an the wording "MIND THE SPRING LEVER" and
- a red cupboard door sticker that reads "KEEP CALM AND CLEAN CUPBOARDS"

 

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2 hours ago, MildredM said:

If you want to know what a bomb going off in your kitchen sounds like then simply pop your portafilter into your lever machine, making sure not to tighten it much at all, pull the lever down and wait for first drips then release the lever and BANG ?????

The consequences could have been very different and painful had Ian's chin been in the line of the lever arm. Thankfully it wasn’t (I’ve drummed it into him and anyone who will listen to never, ever, ever stand over the lever) and nothing was broken, amazingly. 

Please feel free to copy in anyone who has uses a lever machine @FaceandEdge @PPapa Etc ?

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Wow, looks messy, glad all ok and nobody was hurt.

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I did the same thing only last week.  Two things I can confirm :

It goes with a right old bang 

and

It makes a serious mess

In my case, when the pf hit the scales it sent a notneurtal cup to its untimely death.

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It's in the manual to be fair... in what has to be the best diagram I've ever come across.

 

I think those star-looking-things are supposed to be teeth. Would make some nice wall art above the machine.

 

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1 hour ago, working dog said:

I did the same thing only last week.  Two things I can confirm :

It goes with a right old bang 

and

It makes a serious mess

In my case, when the pf hit the scales it sent a notneurtal cup to its untimely death.

I was trying to remember who’d had the same misfortune recently . . . The bang and the mess! YES!!


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50 minutes ago, Mister_Tad said:

It's in the manual to be fair... in what has to be the best diagram I've ever come across.

 

I think those star-looking-things are supposed to be teeth. Would make some nice wall art above the machine.

 

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Above, in front, behind and before use every time - perfect!!!


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Fortunately just mess.... I guess the recipe notes  read 18g in 50g out, (but not in the cup) in about 1 second.

I'd say at a guess taste notes say under-extracted but over-everything. :good:

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4 minutes ago, Agentb said:

Fortunately just mess.... I guess the recipe notes  read 18g in 50g out, (but not in the cup) in about 1 second.

I'd say at a guess taste notes say under-extracted but over-everything. :good:

Way under 1s . . . It was INSTANT ?

Don't even mention distribution......

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1 hour ago, MildredM said:

Way under 1s . . . It was INSTANT ?

Don't even mention distribution......

That could be spun for marketing purposes.

 

"Londinium: for INSTANT and TOTAL extraction, with perfectly even distribution  (all over your kitchen)"

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I was trying to remember who’d had the same misfortune recently . . . The bang and the mess! YES!!

Didn’t one member do this a while back and ended up with teeth marks on the lever handle. It’s on here somewhere.

Scary stuff. Glad you’re okay.
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This is only a problem when folk don’t use the machine properly, although when it does happen it is a bit of a shocker


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Didn’t one member do this a while back and ended up with teeth marks on the lever handle. It’s on here somewhere.

Scary stuff. Glad you’re okay.

Oh aye it was me last December and I still have a scar inside the lip. Nothing visible though and all teeth are intact.

I had a bit of PTSD (I know, I know, it’s not a right term!) and did contemplate about selling it for a pump machine. So happy I stuck with it!
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God, for the longest time I thought this thread was titled "Do not stand on your lever ever" and was really wondering what you guys get up to with lever machines. Took until that pictorial of the lever hitting the bloke/blokette with stars for teeth for me to realise it said "over", not "on".

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Lucky escape from something nasty 

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Glad no one was hurt. on the plus side don't think Ian will ever stand over the lever again☺️

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