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by rodcell, 9 minutes ago in Buy/Sell
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[WTB] Lagom P64 in NYC or Bay Area

I'm looking for a Lagom P64 (silver or black) with whatever burr set. I am near NYC and sometimes go to Bay Area for travel so it'd be good to have a local pickup there
by Pressino, 26 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Most reliable brand of espresso machines?

I agree with the above, especially the italicized statement. I really appreciate the internal layout of both the ECM Synch and the Profitec 700, so much easier to work on than most other machines
by bostonbuzz, 34 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ditting burrs 804 v. 1203, Cast v. Fully Machined

Just to button this up. SSP will regrind for $350 which I might do in the future. I got some NOS ditting machined burrs from 2014 which I broke in with 10lbs of regular rice (not preboiled/rapid, etc.) The grinder didn't even blink although the rice heated up some. The motor on it is the strongest motor you can get
by daveR1, 48 minutes ago in Grinders
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Sette 270 suddenly drifting

After about a year my Sette needed another shim to bring it back in range for a correct grind. 1 shim - grind @ 2-3; added 2nd shim brought it back to 9-10 if I recall correctly
by LObin, 54 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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La Pavoni Europiccola stainless piston sleeve.

I can't recommend this modification enough. It's a major upgrade to any post-millenium La Pavoni imo. I've just finished a 2001 LPP rebuild and have opted for Coffee-sensor's stainless sleeve. Not only is the craftsmanship outstanding but the results in the cup have improved by a margin compared to my pre-millenium LP. Most noticeably when pulling straight espresso, light
by Ad-85, Today, 12:10 am in Buying Advice
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Levering up - machine suggestions

+1 for the CT2. Works well and Wouter offers great support. You could fill the open boiler with hot water from the kettle and keep serving cups all day!
by mingiunate, Today, 12:06 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

I'm back from a break, and have begun the final push to get this restore completed. First up is planning out the electrics. I replaced the orig 270v 1400w element (which I discovered still works after a very long soak in citric acid to remove the scale) with a 110v 1500w element. For the moment, I've decided I'm going
by bean74, Today, 12:05 am in Grinders
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Sette 270 suddenly drifting

Wow... you're fast, Jeff! I am pretty sure my rings have not been changing setting while grinding, they seem to have the normal friction, and appear to be holding their set point. I will watch this, but I believe I'm seeing a change in shot timing with no slipping or movement of the adjustment rings. Is it
by mingiunate, Today, 12:00 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

Does the gasket on the wobbler help with noise or is there some other benefit? This looks like a good idea, and I'll add this to the to-do list. I will look into vacuum/safety valves - I can see how these add safety and convenience to the operation. I thought I saw somewhere the mercury pstats were rated for
by mingiunate, Yesterday, 11:52 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

I did reach out to Thijs - and he did confirm he longer makes steam pipes, but I will post my plan for the steam pipes shortly. The e61 sticker sets don't have large enough Min/Max stickers (~40mm), as well as the older carico/scarico stickers - in any case I think I was able to source what I needed for