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by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:29 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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How essential is thread locking glue?

If you're assembling a joint that needs thread sealant, almost always tapered pipe threads, then using it is required, if not it should never be necessary or used. The choice between Teflon tape and paste sealants is then mostly a matter of choice
by cactus_farmer, August 14th, 2022, 1:28 pm in Coffee Brewing
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Lifting the Kalita Wave off the cup it sits on fixes the stalling issues?

OK - so how do you do it - have the whole Tsubame balance on one chopstick? Seems a bit precarious. Also when swirling it around to flatten the bed, the chopstick surely gets in the way?
by JohnB., August 14th, 2022, 1:27 pm in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

The Speedster needs to be on for about an hour to be fully temp stable. If you are open to a 2 group why not Kee's new Idrocompresso?
by Pressino, August 14th, 2022, 1:25 pm in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

It looks like you can get it for a "discounted" price here: {link} It would look great in a shop. My parents paid less for their first house
by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:23 pm in Buying Advice
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Bentwood Vertical 63 vs. other

I've never used one, but I was really surprised how big it was when I saw it at SCA. Somehow from the pictures I'd always guessed it was much smaller
by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:20 pm in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

I did have another thought you might consider, if you're willing to have 2 machines on the counter or a second one somewhere else, there are a number of small very fast heating machines that make great espresso. In my case it's a Decent which other than the portafilter warming up, is ready to go in under 3 minutes and
by Ken5, August 14th, 2022, 1:19 pm in Knockbox
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George Howell Website Issue

I had issues with them about a month ago. Tried resetting password a few times, no luck. Then I noticed a password email in my junk folder and that worked. There was only 1 email in junk even though I tried a few times. Something must be going on with their system
by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:15 pm in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

They are meant to be mounted under the counter
by Amos98, August 14th, 2022, 1:15 pm in Buying Advice
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Bentwood Vertical 63 vs. other

Hi all, I'm getting ready to the pull the trigger on a bentwood vertical 63 and was wondering if any current or past owners would like to share how they feel about it, for both espresso and filter coffee. I'm particularly interested in how it compares to other "endgame" grinders that you've had personal experience with (I've read
by Bala92, August 14th, 2022, 1:08 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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How essential is thread locking glue?

In my experience thread-lock is the all-around worst solution for sealing leaks. Thread-lock don't have the longevity of some other solutions (it will crack from vibration) while thread-locked parts have the highest chance of breaking on the inevitable disassembly. I always go in this order to seal leaks: copper washer>teflon washer>O-ring(FKM is the best)>teflon tape>klingerite washer>thread-lock