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by mathof, 39 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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LMWDP Rollcall

The problem is innovation. I have no idea what turn espresso preparation will take in the future, but judging by the recent past, there will be new fashions for which even the Monolith Flat is unsuitable.
by civ, 40 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Back with a new project... La Pavoni Eurobar

Hello:In this "this" post from 2017, it is referred to by HB member drgary as an overpressure valve. It is not only missing a spring but also whatever seals the valve. A teflon/stainless stell ball of the right size? Maybe it seals metal to metal? No idea, never seen one of these. Apparently there's also a pressurestat of some kind...
by amateurdad, Today, 4:14 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Mahlkoenig grinder won't stay on

Which model of Mahlkonig grinder?
by stump007, Today, 4:03 am in Marketplace
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Hello from Weber Workshops (& KEY Grinder details)

Also felt strange that USA shipping is 0, while Taiwan to Taiwan shipping is $20. That's better than $130, nevertheless would have been nice to have free shipping in Taiwan!
by aerohaith, Today, 3:53 am in Espresso Machines
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Oscar 1 bad after taste

Hi all New to the game. Just received an old Oscar v1 from a friend. Working fine, however it has a bad after taste coming from the group head. He feels it's coming from the boiler as it is the only place he couldn't have a look at. Has been cleaned and flushed many times but no luck. Any ideas?...
by hrayn3, Today, 3:33 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

My current thinking (given that whenever the machine is on, steam comes out) is that something is wrong with the OPV that's making it always 'active' This indicates too much pressure somewhere, but where? Wondering if it's a faulty pump or a faulty OPV
by DamianWarS, Today, 3:24 am in Grinders
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G-IOTA espresso grinder

good reason to get 2 grinders. a burr set for espresso and a burr set for filter. I'm glad Decent didn't raise their prices to match, I don't live in the US and it was a deal-breaker for me to pay taxes on something a few thousand dollars (import fees would be about 50% for me). I don't know how...
by Kyle992, Today, 3:15 am in Espresso Machines
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Gaggia Classic Pro PID extremely inadequate steam pressure

Hi all, So I recently upgraded from a regular Gaggia with no mods at all to the Gaggia Classic Pro with a Mr Shades PID kit and OPV mod. I followed the recommended settings, and the shots themselves are great however the steam pressure with milk has been horrendous since getting it about 2 weeks ago. I'm currently using the...
by RobAnybody, Today, 2:48 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Back with a new project... La Pavoni Eurobar

hi, It could well be that the spring in the current europiccola/professional OPV also fits this one. Alternatives (besides replacing it with the europiccola/professional OPV) could be the safety valve used in the la pavoni bar sytems, (see here, bottom one on the page {link} or here {link} those are rated at 1.8bars. It will depend of course on the...
by gamerluke, Today, 2:20 am in Marketplace
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Hello from Weber Workshops (& KEY Grinder details)

Would have loved to use the secret link and get the free mat, but cancelling and re-ordering is a bummer. Hopefully he checks this thread at some point (but...yeah I wouldn't expect that) If not, I'll stick with my $6 Amazon mat.