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by iyayy, 14 minutes ago in Grinders
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G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder

coming from 1z kpro. quite a heft. the pearlish white looks nicer close up in life. {image} {image} {image}
by Peppersass, 14 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing La Marzocco GS3 vacuum breaker

Did you mean to post this in a different thread? It's the first you mentioned a problem other than the vacuum breaker, which has nothing to do with heater or level probe problems. That said, if I understand the symptoms, your diagnosis sounds right. Pretty sure the heater can break if it's run continuously with no water in the
by MemPast, 16 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Needed advice on used Quick Mill Anita

Congrats. It's hx, so I do not think you need a pid -- read more on that here in HB. As for gauge opv, i think a flow profiler kit is what you need! Enjoy your new toy
by Jeff, 20 minutes ago in Grinders
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SSP Lab Sweet 64mm

No doubt there are plenty of people who will pay the $500+ for the dream in 98 mm. I'm far from convinced that "cast" makes a difference compared to machining a geometry. The Bentwood is evidence that a dual-purpose grinder comparable or better than the Lab Sweet doesn't need to have cast burrs. I think it's luck that the geometry
by drgary, 25 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Professional espresso machine for outdoor event

With a two-group lever you can keep shots coming. You'll probably turn many into milk drinks
by Primacog, 39 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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La Marzocco GS3 MP or Slayer vs any E61 double boiler PID espresso machine with a Flow Control Device installed

Having been reading up on opinions on the synesso and gs3, it appears that they were made to pressure or flow profiling while the slayer was made to be able to do long pre infusions and to do blooming shots. Am I wrong to think that these two dimensions were originally inspired by the abilities of the traditional lever machine
by jrham12, Today, 8:39 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Small leak from steam wand on ECM Synchronika

Alessio, The aggressive stream you see once the machine is fully warmed up may be the beginning of flash boiling. Check out this very educational post from Jim Schulman: "Getting accurate shot temperature displays on PIDed double boilers without a thermometer" to check the PID offset of your new machine. As Jim explains, the temperature you
by bgnome, Today, 8:27 pm in Buying Advice
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What to look for in a used BDB?

One thing to look for is whether it is a 900 or 920 model. The 900 is no longer supported so Breville is no longer providing parts for it. Look for a black drain plug in the lower front of the machine, just above the drip tray over by the steam wand. This allows you to drain
by DaumierS, Today, 8:16 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing La Marzocco GS3 vacuum breaker

I think I identified the problem. Still waiting for the heating element for my steam boiler to arrive, but what caused the problem in question? I tried to drain the steam boiler, but apparently it was empty. No water. When I disconnect the water level probe from the boiler, though, the pump starts to fill it with water
by baldheadracing, Today, 7:33 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever groups and their compatibility - Conti vs Victoria Arduino Athena

That's also about what I paid as well way back when. Ah well, inflation seems to be back