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by DaumierS, 9 minutes ago 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, 52 minutes ago 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
by cedar, 58 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever bearing type for LSM group?

Nuova Ricambi lists two kinds of lever bearings for the LSM lever group here: {link} The first has 10 roller bearings in a cage: {image} {image} The second 18 free-floating rollers: {image} The SproParts page indicates the former is made by SM {link} DVG and CafeParts only list the latter Does anyone
by Iowa_Boy, Today, 7:00 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Allio Bullet - Advice on Brazil roast curve?

Thank you again! I think I was not preheating long enough, which was why the BT/IBTS probes weren't better coordinated. Today, I did what I should have done before, which is preheat until the Bullet said Charge, instead of loading beans much sooner. Also changed the drum speed to D7. The first roast today was the Bombe, but once
by Dog_Two, Today, 6:37 pm in Buying Advice
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What to look for in a used BDB?

I've all but settled on upgrading from my 2007 Gaggia Coffee to a Breville Dual Boiler. They are a bit scarce it seems but I can get a black one direct from Breville I think. On the other hand, I may have an opportunity to pick up a used BDB locally for less than $900. Never having used a
by FaantastiK, Today, 6:28 pm in Marketplace
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Barista Carl's Blend - Sustainable Latte Art Practice!

Is the idea that we should be adding some to a cup with dye and then pouring the "milk" on top to practice? I can't imagine that anyone would be wasting espresso shots to practice latte art
by pizzaman383, Today, 6:25 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever groups and their compatibility - Conti vs Victoria Arduino Athena

I paid $20 for it some years ago
by PeterTheGoat, Today, 6:09 pm in Grinders
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Arco by goat story

I wrote a more extensive/engineering post on the topic, but I was reminded by the admin, that since I work at the manufacturer of Arco, I am not allowed to state opinions, comparisons etc. because this is perceived as marketing over here, even if I am an engineer and not a marketing guy. Also; one of you reported me to
by Liverbird_8, Today, 5:48 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Small leak from steam wand on ECM Synchronika

Not sure how to start a new topic so hope my question is appropriate here. A few days a ago I purchased an ecm synchronika. When the machine is still cool my shower screen flow distribution resembles an even rain-like distribution (much like most videos I've seen). However, once the machine has come to temperature, there is a single