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by rmongiovi, 19 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Food safe adhesive

Google cyanoacrylate gastric ulcer. If they can spray the stuff right on to an ulcer inside your intestine I'm pretty sure that's about as "food safe" as you can get. If I recall correctly, the only issue with the stuff is that it generates heat as it cures so they use a version that minimizes the temperature.
by jpender, 31 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Food safe adhesive

Good point. Super glue is also a lot less expensive than an FDA food safe epoxy
by dfuller, 41 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Strangeness with a Profitec 500 PID

Um... That's just not true. Solid state relays are just that, solid state. They use a pair of transistors acting as electronic switches. I like to order electronics from "Mouser" - "Here's a link" to something that should work. It's a bit higher current handling, has compatible voltage handling on both control and load, and is the same hockey puck
by Ypuh, 57 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

Depending on how much coffee you consume, single dosing gets boring real quickly. I'd pick a Mignon XL over the Niche Zero any day of the week. I just received my hand grinder this week, but don't see myself using that on a daily basis for espresso. It can work but gets old really quickly. 1 cup a day is
by gobucks, Today, 12:23 am in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

The Niche is quiet, consistent, and has a great workflow. Works great for espresso, it's serviceable but not amazing if you want to get into pourover or coarser. As others have mentioned, DF64 is a great value option, but the design is less than ideal and it requires some tweaking to get the most of it. One
by Splunge, Yesterday, 11:42 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco GS3 Repair Parts Questions

Get a silicone group gasket. They're easier to install than the black rubber and much nicer to use. I was an early adopter and have yet to wear one out
by baristainzmking, Yesterday, 11:32 pm in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

You will not regret getting the Niche zero. For hand grinder, I would look at Kinu M47 Phoenix. It works fantastic for espresso. It is really easy and fast to grind, super easy to dial in. It is stepless with burr touch at zero. It's light weight and makes a good travel grinder and wonderful back up
by Splunge, Yesterday, 11:27 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco GS3 Repair Parts Questions

{link} is the Canadian LM distributor, conveniently (for you!) located in Vancouver. After seeing your cable issue, I decided to pull the right panel and driptray to see what might be going on inside my machine. Turns out my cable's been run between the brew boiler and the waterline from the pump, so is well back from the sharp-edged
by BaristaBoy E61, Yesterday, 11:26 pm in Espresso Machines
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Older ECM Giotto - is E61 metric or imperial?

I would strongly suggest ordering all your parts from Espresso Planet in Toronto!
by seinfeld11, Yesterday, 11:14 pm in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

The niche zero does look very nice quality for the price, definitely leaning towards it. Hadn't realized hand grinders have improved so much in recent years. Leaning towards electric just to keep it easier this time around