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by JRising, May 21st, 2022, 10:42 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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ULKA pump humming and not pumping at times (intermittent)

That is also hard for me to believe, but if your machine has no OPV, maybe it does something weird for an exhaust valve, too... Any way you could post a picture of that? Sorry we're not much help here... I've never seen a machine with no expansion valve of any kind. Additional:
by Paul_Pratt, May 21st, 2022, 10:29 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever bearing type for LSM group?

I don't think it matters for performance as they are hardly high rpm parts. There are however differences between the original LSM groups and the modern clones. I know the prices are crazy for LSM parts compared with the clones but it is worth going original if you have an LSM group. That may not apply to a
by nameisjoey, May 21st, 2022, 10:24 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Do yourself a favor and try some Saka Caffe Gran Bar from CantinaCoffee.com I don't think you will be disappointed!
by havenoclu, May 21st, 2022, 10:13 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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ULKA pump humming and not pumping at times (intermittent)

Haha, I see what you did there.. In other news, I have a feeling that it might be a bad de-aerator/priming valve. Mine is plastic and old, so I went ahead and ordered the "replacement brass valve from Chris' Coffee". Fingers crossed!
by OK31, May 21st, 2022, 9:56 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

I'm beginning to realize this myself. I'm in NYC no just recently was near a roaster which doesn't deliver doesn't sell online but is accessible and tried theirs. I have to say it's absolutely the beans and roast level. The one I'm talking about is Arabica% but the blend they use for espresso roasted onsite in some
by iyayy, May 21st, 2022, 9:41 pm 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, May 21st, 2022, 9:40 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Marzocco GS/3 MP steam boiler problem

[S]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. Moderator Note: This post and the preceding post were moved from "a different topic" to the current topic. That said, if I understand the symptoms, your
by MemPast, May 21st, 2022, 9:39 pm 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