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1 minute ago, KTD said:

Fingers crossed won’t be too hard of a job and you’ll have it up and running soon 

Thanks mate. I'm meeting a welder tomorrow to have a chat about it and get a price for repair. Hopefully all will be good 🙈

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It took a while but I finally got the boiler back and she's working again. I'm really not great at taking photos and explaining what I'm doing as I go but here's what's been done to her. 

New wiring

Asbestos removed 

New stainless steel bolts

Powdercoated frame 

Boiler welded twice as the first weld failed. 

Custom made Gaskets 

Element repair with Teflon and Glyptal 

Seized screws removed 

I'll eventually go back and paint the boiler but for now I think I'll just enjoy her. 

Video below was just to see if she was working and keeping pressure. 

And thanks @KTDfor the portafilter 👍

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15 minutes ago, StevenG91 said:

It took a while but I finally got the boiler back and she's working again. I'm really not great at taking photos and explaining what I'm doing as I go but here's what's been done to her. 

New wiring

Asbestos removed 

New stainless steel bolts

Powdercoated frame 

Boiler welded twice as the first weld failed. 

Custom made Gaskets 

Element repair with Teflon and Glyptal 

Seized screws removed 

I'll eventually go back and paint the boiler but for now I think I'll just enjoy her. 

Video below was just to see if she was working and keeping pressure. 

And thanks @KTDfor the portafilter 👍

IMG_20210209_135713.jpg

Fabulous job, an absolute stunner!👍

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8 minutes ago, Northern_Monkey said:

@StevenG91 - A great refurb project, hope the coffee is as good as it looks!

How did you handle removing the asbestos out of interest, as it looked like the more dangerous sprayed on brown kind?

Plastic bucket full of water. Soaked the boiler for 24 hours and then removed with scrapers and steel wool. I had respirator and suit. Everything was sealed in rubble bags including the suit and taken to local asbestos dump. 

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