The Arrarex Caravel - Page 223

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peacecup

Postby peacecup » Feb 15, 2018, 4:34 pm

Wow! That is a beauty. I hope it treats you well.
LMWDP #049
Hand-ground, hand-pulled: "hands down.."

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grog

Postby grog » Feb 15, 2018, 4:56 pm

Very nice example. What basket(s) came with it?
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crazy4espresso

Postby crazy4espresso » replying to grog » Feb 15, 2018, 9:49 pm

It came with one single basket only. I only had double baskets so this was a plus.
"I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless." — Napoleon Bonaparte
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grog

Postby grog » Feb 15, 2018, 11:42 pm

Very cool...the single baskets are much rarer.
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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 22, 2018, 11:53 am

VAM back on rotation.
Interesting observation, from a cold start I noticed a temperature variance of 6f within the boiler. The inside back of boiler was 210f while front near the inlet holes was 204f. This temp variance was closer on the second shot 3f. I pass a blank heat up shot prior to initial pull in order to heat components and demitasse cup.

* I use a fast acting thermometer called Thermapen by Themoworks. Fast sensing and accurate.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
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redbone

Postby redbone » Jun 14, 2018, 7:38 pm

Latest Caravel a 1.1
A 24hr soak followed by 30min ultrasonic cleaning and scrub with Barkeepers Friend.
Some fine steel wool also used on piston parts, screen and portafilter.

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Time for some rewiring and cord replacement.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549

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redbone

Postby redbone » Jun 15, 2018, 4:58 pm

Rewired, de-scaled, new silicone seals and high temp thicker gauge wiring.

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Upgraded silicone seals.
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Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549