The Londinium R24 - Page 43

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#421: Post by poison »

Sorry that was unclear, yeah, the piston seals.

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#422: Post by CoffeeMac »

I've had my Compressa for ~1.5 years with original seals, no problems. I have a set of the new greaseless seals, which I'll use when I need to replace the original ones. But I don't plan to replace until I start seeing issues traceable to the old ones wearing out.
Eventually you will end up with a lever.

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#423: Post by retireddude replying to CoffeeMac »

Same here. My Compressa is 13 months old, I bought a set of greaseless seals when they were first released, but my original seals are still performing great so I'm holding off on replacing them.

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#424: Post by poison »

OK cool, I figured it wasn't a problem to wait. Are you guys buying his tool? I saw it was released in the last month or so.

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#425: Post by retireddude replying to poison »

I'm waiting until I have a few more things to order, to save on shipping, but yes, I'll be getting the sleeve pulling tool as well as the piston seal tool. Those look to make the job much easier.

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#426: Post by poison »

Haha, yeah, both of those plus 2 water filters = $200 order. /sigh

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#427: Post by Mad Scientist »

retireddude wrote:I'm waiting until I have a few more things to order, to save on shipping, but yes, I'll be getting the sleeve pulling tool as well as the piston seal tool. Those look to make the job much easier.
For the few times I expect to change piston seals, I came up with using the plastic cap of a shaving cream can. It works better than the two Allen wrench idea.
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#428: Post by retireddude replying to Mad Scientist »

I bought a small whisk that I'm 90% sure would work, but I'm finding the idea of getting something specifically made for the job too tempting to pass up.

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#429: Post by poison »

Mad Scientist wrote:3 months on the filter.

New seals, as in the Londinium greaseless piston seals?

https://wholelattelove.ca/products/bwt- ... -cartridge
I just went to order this, but it has a 'do not use with rotary pump machines' warning. I'm assuming it's a non-issue because the pump isn't operating for a full shot, nor at 9 bar?

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#430: Post by poison »

Mad Scientist wrote:3 months on the filter.

New seals, as in the Londinium greaseless piston seals?

https://wholelattelove.ca/products/bwt- ... -cartridge
This is absolutely NOT the right filter, do not buy this one. :cry: