Piston pressure gauge for Strietman CT1

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Homo Barista
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Postby Homo Barista » Feb 12, 2017, 4:32 pm

We are checking our options for installing a piston pressure gauge. It wasn't easy for the Cremina/Pavoni either but this piston is even more challenging.
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Postby mfortin » Feb 12, 2017, 5:14 pm

Homo Barista wrote:We are checking our options for installing a piston pressure gauge. I wasn't easy for the Cremina/Pavoni either but this piston is even more challenging.

Challenges are exciting :wink:

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Postby erik82 » Feb 13, 2017, 3:13 pm

I want one :mrgreen: . Please let it happen.

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Postby RyanP » Feb 13, 2017, 3:42 pm

erik82 wrote:I want one :mrgreen: . Please let it happen.


Agreed. When I first saw this project come to fruition for the Cremina and Pavoni I took a look at my CT1 and figured there was no way it could be done, but it's exciting to hear you are looking into options! Keep us posted!

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Postby Homo Barista » Feb 13, 2017, 4:01 pm

Thanks! We'd like to make a plug&play kit and we don't want to modify any original parts (just as for the Cremina and Pavoni). That means that we have to re-design and custom made a new piston. I expect to test the first prototype end of February

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Postby CwD » Feb 13, 2017, 4:52 pm

Wow, if this works out it could be just about the only improvement I could think of for the CT-1!

Hope you plan to keep the piston hole in the remade one!

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Postby Homo Barista » Feb 13, 2017, 6:33 pm

CwD wrote:Hope you plan to keep the piston hole in the remade one!


That hole is more worth than any gauge :-).

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Postby SAB » Feb 13, 2017, 11:39 pm

Homo Barista wrote:Thanks! We'd like to make a plug&play kit and we don't want to modificate any original parts (just as for the Cremina and Pavoni). That means that we have to re-design and custom made a new piston. I expect to test the first prototype end of February



Oh my! This could be fun!

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Postby Homo Barista » Feb 14, 2017, 2:45 am

First steps after studying the great piston of the Strietman:

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Let's hope that it will work in real life also.

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Postby Homo Barista » Feb 15, 2017, 1:07 pm

Great progress today:

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