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by baldheadracing, 8 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Londinium Compact.

The Vectis is a simple, no electronics, classic small domestic group dipper - IIRC, 38ml output and about the same boiler size as an Elektra Micro Casa a Leva. (38ml vs. 60ml for a commercial group.) You turn the machine on, let it come up to temperature, make a few shots, and turn it off. Without electronics or
by cannonfodder, 12 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Isomac Tea - low brew pressure problems

No, that is the vacuum breaker, not the OPV No, but what you described is what happens when the overpressure valve/bypass valve is adjusted to low, has a weak spring, or has other contaminants in it preventing it from sealing. Take the rubber return line out of the water reservoir. Put it in the glass. Pull a shot. If
by cannonfodder, 19 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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La Spaziale: Latt├ęs not Hot

Could also be scale in the steam boiler which could reduce the speed of recovery, assuming you are suffering from anemic steam versus when the system was new. Since the heating element is caked in scale, it cannot recover as fast so the steam goes flat after a few seconds
by retireddude, 29 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Londinium Compact.

That's a good question. I should've been more specific. My primary purpose for the Vectis will be to replace a compact E61(Quickmill Carola) I use in a summer vacation house. The rest of the year it'll just be for fun, or to serve as an extra espresso station when we have guests
by ams14, 31 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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High Temperature Pump for Modified Camping Nespresso Machine

Thanks for the replies and alternate ideas. Yes, I realize there are a lot of viable options for camping that are likely simpler to achieve. It appears all the plastic vibratory style pumps likely don't like to see high temps. It appears this is probably due to the accurate clearances and seals they need to maintain to hit the
by cannonfodder, 44 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Milk steaming - question of power but different

Just open the valve less. That is one of the nice points of a ball valve. You can change your steam volume on the fly with a gentle touch. Lowering the boiler pressure will help but at the sacrifice of velocity and volume of steam in the boiler and the longevity of the available steam. Changing the tip to smaller
by MrUkusz, 46 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Sage Barista Pro - smell of grease?

Hello. I bought a Sage Barista Pro machine today. As I pulled out the burr, I smelled something like grease. Is this normal with this machine and does it not match the taste of the coffee?
by stefano65, 54 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Isomac Tea - low brew pressure problems

Isomac OPV are adjustable, assuming of course tat you have the original one take a shoot and show it
by Kilos&Koffee, 57 minutes ago in Grinders
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Lagom P100 vs Monolith Flat MAX

I've got a max with LM burrs, i really want to try the SW burrs, but it's a lovely grinder. I love that the max is built like a tank, i love that most of the parts that could break are "off the shelf" components that i should be able to replace even if kafatek decides to shut down
by cannonfodder, Today, 12:49 pm in Marketplace
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Custom Wood for your Espresso Machine

Raining for 3 days, so inside photo it is. Maple burl cap for a LeverCraft funnel/puffer with a gloss finish. {image}