salnyc wrote:Can't figure out how to upload a picture of the machine. Will post a photo when I learn how. But it is a La Graziella machine for sure.
I have a problem finding the tool to remove the brass sleeve. I can try to make one but it is a lot of work and probably too expensive to have a machine shop make one. I would rather just buy one.
The machine is solid, I really like it. Right now it is leaking from the group head but it stops leaking after it builds up pressure. I need a drip tray. Would like to know how can I get one or adapt one from another similar machine. I don't know if I should only replace the group seals and rings and leave everything else alone until there is a problem.
Does anyone know if OE is still around?
Hello Sal, and welcome to H-B!
There's an area for new members that tells you things like how to upload photos. That area is here:/read-me/
The instructions for uploading images are here:Posting images on HB
Orphan Espresso is now mostly in the business of manufacturing hand grinders. If you don't find parts for your machine on their site available for sale, they are not offered.
This is wrong:
florenz wrote:The piston seals (v-shape) should be installed with the openings to the center: <|> as on every La Pavoni.
The lower piston seal flares out on the down pull to create a tight seal and push water through the coffee. The upper piston seal flares out when raising the lever.
Francesco Ceccarelli's site offers seals and instructions for the La Graziella/Marcfi.http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Faidate/marcf/graziella_eng.htm