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by espressojoe, Today, 6:30 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Which side is the top on this heating element?

Yes, that was my plan. So I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat on the installation of the heating element. If I have an Ohm meter, is it possible to know if I've got it right before plugging it in? If i turn it on and it's not correct will it just blow the fuse? It's
by MichaelSchneider, Today, 6:27 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco GS3 - water flows back into the reservoir overnight

Hi out there, Every evening I refill the water reservoir. Lately, water already loaded into the machine has started to flow back into the reservoir resulting in overflow and water on the table. What is the reason for that? Is there some valve I need to fix? Best Michael
by Chrikelnel, Today, 6:22 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

These are off the top of my head: Keep the lid on while brewing to increase temperature stability, it seems like most people do these days but there's a few holdouts. On the topic of temperature don't be afraid to mess with the dial, when I first got it I set it to max and left it there but I've
by YseanY, Today, 6:14 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Marzocco Linea Mini EMP Mod

I did not realize this was available for the GS3!
by baldheadracing, Today, 5:43 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Salvatore Compact basics

So that solves the mystery - there isn't a vacuum breaker so one turns on - and off - the machine the old-fashioned way. No vacuum breaker wasn't unknown in machines with vertical boilers. Two of the four old vertical boiler machines that I have here don't have vacuum breakers
by Vindibona1, Today, 5:33 pm in Buying Advice
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Help me understand the nuances- HX vs boilers

I think in this moment I would lean toward the Classkia PID w flow control if only because of the looks, PID, boiler and flow control- something I haven't had the luxury of playing with. But the logical all featured machine is the Silvia Pro X but the look is so pedestrian. I would have to talk myself
by jpender, Today, 5:26 pm in Knockbox
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About those coffee grounds going down the sink drain...

Fair point. But other stuff might also turn black in your drain. If coffee was the cause or a contributor or an innocent bystander
by Plinyyounger, Today, 5:24 pm in Buying Advice
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Convince me NOT to buy a La Marzocco Linea Mini

No, I like spending other peoples money, BUY IT!
by jpender, Today, 5:21 pm in Espresso Machines
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"Turpresso"? Turkish coffee with an espresso machine.

I don't know if she watched it being made. She doesn't drink coffee so when it was offered she took tea instead. I've thought about decanting the Turkish coffee I make but it's less than two ounces so I've never bothered. I was originally thinking of buying a larger cezve but I read that the smaller ones work better
by Jake_G, Today, 5:19 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Which side is the top on this heating element?

The only problem is that the element on the left side is upside down. You can't install it that way. Spin it around so that the writing is on the bottom and then you will be ok