Starting next week (7/27/09), I will make a Scace Thermofilter (version 1, no pressure gauge) available for weekly rental to H-B members. I will also include a calibrated Fluke 54 II thermometer.
The weekly rental rate will be $45, plus a flat fee of $16 for insured shipping to any US address. A refundable security deposit of $250 will be required. Return shipping will your responsibility.
If you wish to record data on the Fluke: for no charge I will download whatever is stored when I receive it back, import it into an Excel spreadsheet, and email it back to you. (Of course, you can also replay any stored data and jot it down on a notepad yourself. The Fluke 54 will record up to 500 data points).
If your machine has a standard 58mm group (e.g. E-61, Silvia), it will fit. I also have a Gaggia portafilter that allows use of the Thermofilter on a Gaggia machine.
I am making this available because I have two Thermofilters. I use one of them nearly every day in testing PID kits, and this one is my spare. But it seems like a waste to have it just sitting on the shelf.
Contact me through H-B, or jim at pidkits dot com to make arrangements. Probably PayPal will be the easiest way to handle the finances.
PS - if you send a private email, please provide your H-B user ID since I wish to have this be for H-B members only.