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by fredc1922, 10 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

My setup in the shed.{image}
by homeburrero, 17 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Vibiemme low idle temperature... brew valve leak?

I would say not. It's not clear at this point what those deposits were, but likely were not carbonates and a descaling solution may not dissolve them and may cause further corrosion. Give it a good flushing with distilled or the rpavlis water. After sitting overnight draw some water through the group and compare it with the source water to make sure there is no blue/green tinge to the water. (FYI,...
by Coffcarl, 29 minutes ago in Coffees
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Boston Coffee Recommendations?

Well our local roaster on the North Shore is Atomic Cafe in Beverly. We also have Jaho in Salem. They have a pretentious coffee lab in the lobby of a boutique hotel near chinatown on Washington street, but i am sure the coffee is great. George Howell's original cafe is in Newtonville (west suburban), lacks ambience, but if you are there... They roast out in Acton (west). I have never been, so don'...
by OldNuc, 33 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing Seals on a La Marzocco GS3 AV

Stainless steel is lower cost. This is always sufficient justification for the manufacturer to change the new production to SS. The market likes SS as it is assumed to be absolutely safe and environmentally friendly.
by max, 38 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Hario Slim & Cafelat Robot?

What are your expectations on the coffee? If all I had were an Hario Slim, I would personally not even bother making espresso. (back when I had one, I'm sure I would have... but back then I had low expectations)
by mohninme, 39 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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NS Mac Digit/Cup Single Group

Hi I found one of these machines locally for sale and I am wondering if they are worth investing in or for resale value. The person who has it bought a storage locker and this machine was in it. I haven't yet know the overall condition but I thought I would see if some of the HB users might have some experience or recommendations with this machine. If anybody might have an idea what one would be w...
by BaristaBoy E61, 50 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Insufficient Line Pressure/Flow = Noisy

The Pump Pressure gauge 'should' measure the water line static pressure when the pump is not engaged. ⅜-inch water inlet pipe should be fine.
by Jake_G, 52 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing Seals on a La Marzocco GS3 AV

Correct. The B.2.008 is no longer available (or at least being phased out). **Edit** Interesting that LM has a mix of brass and plated check valves in their own update literature: {image} Image: GS/3 Updates #5 from here If you zoom in on the original, you'll see that the boiler fill check valve is plated, but all others are brass... They also have the steam boiler OPV fitting installed backwards ...
by kenyabob, 57 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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PID vs. easy pressure adjustment (Lelit PL91T vs. ECM Classika V)

Classika has a PID version. Why not buy that? It has the pressure adjustment just as you describe
by AssafL, Today, 6:01 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing Seals on a La Marzocco GS3 AV

On an aside, I think the brass check valves were replaced by plated ones. But since then LM has (I think I read somewhere) switched to full stainless steel check valves. LM are moving to no copper no brass at all.

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