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Postby jbviau on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:52 am

SimonPatrice wrote:I couldn't tell when it happened but mine is #74.

Ok. So does your one plate have that groove? I wonder if the two-plate LIDOs are taller?
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Postby genecounts on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:13 pm

Mine is #200 mfg Aug 7, 2012. This one proved his new jig was perfect. Doug was kind enough to etch autograph it for me with mfg date and "Good Friends, Good Coffee". The man is a poet!
It is so beautiful I really hate to grind with it.

It measures exactly 10 1/4 inch from the bottom of the glass to the top...not top of Lido grind handle but top plate of bean entrance.
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Postby jbviau on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Good to hear.

Mine *are* actually a hair taller than that: 10 5/16 in. and 10 3/8 in., with the difference between them due to the height of the jar. In comparison, the height of one aluminum plate on mine is 3/16 in.
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Postby SimonPatrice on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:08 pm

jbviau wrote:Ok. So does your one plate have that groove? I wonder if the two-plate LIDOs are taller?


No it doesn't.
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Postby jbviau on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:18 am

I forget how I ran across this, but here's a UK thread on the LIDO with some "owner experiences." Haven't had a chance to go through the whole thing yet.
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Postby drgary on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:42 pm

Making a Popcorning Shield for the LIDO

LIDO #6 is now complete. My only complaint was that it popcorned coffee bits onto the floor. A compass cutter, a 7/16 inch leather punch, box cutter and thin rubber gasket sheet took care of that. Using a dinky plastic compass cutter is a little tricky. The rubber sheet can start to bend and the blade can spiral inward if you don't take care. But I made it work by tightly gripping the blade holder. The gasket sheet is inexpensive rubber that isn't heat rated and was purchased in the Home Depot plumbing department.

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Postby TomC on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:51 pm

That's a perfect solution. They should come with them stock though.
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Postby drgary on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:31 pm

My inspiration was the popcorning shield that comes stock with the Pharos.
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Postby cannonfodder on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:04 am

I never had it popcorn beans out when I was using one. By the time the bean level is low enough for popcorning to happen the bean chamber was much taller than the bouncing beans.
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Postby jbviau on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:26 pm

Gary, I like your cover. It's a better fit than mine (discussed here). Originally, I didn't think "poppers" were a problem, but then I started grinding in the kitchen over tile and was better able to see the occasional escapee.
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