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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 20, 2019, 5:59 pm

Shower screen popping solved. Used pre millennium LP Europiccola gasket. The gasket is both squared and deeper than the current round MCaL group to screen gasket.

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Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
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pcofftenyo

Postby pcofftenyo » Mar 21, 2019, 9:00 am

redbone wrote:Switched to the latest Elektra Micro Casa a Leva (Mcal) deep baskets. Only use the oem baskets during the pre-heat phase to add resistance to the PF during blank shot heat up.


Sweet! One of my gripes is the shallow stock baskets. What is your shot volume?

I'm going to add a vac breaker to ease the initial heat up vac lock.

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redbone

Postby redbone » replying to pcofftenyo » Mar 21, 2019, 9:29 am

Using the deep MCaL basket 17-17.5g of coffee. I vary the output volume depending on coffee used and espresso vs espresso for Americano, Cappuccino etc.. From 1.2x-1.8x output.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549

pcofftenyo

Postby pcofftenyo » Mar 21, 2019, 9:37 am

Woo Hoo, you maybe saved my Lusso from a different home.

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IamOiman

Postby IamOiman » Mar 21, 2019, 10:27 am

I love the MCAL basket. I purchased a 46.7mm Strietman basket with a tamper, but I slowly went back to the MCAL. I use that basket in both my Pavoni and MCAL for great results.
-Ryan
I'll throw my portafilter in the ring
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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 21, 2019, 3:33 pm

pcofftenyo wrote:Woo Hoo, you maybe saved my Lusso from a different home.


Good to hear.
Enjoyed working on it and learning its idiosyncrasies. Easy and consistent machine.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549

pcofftenyo

Postby pcofftenyo » Mar 22, 2019, 12:14 pm

Now if I can find 1 place for all my parts I'd be in business.

I want to upgrade from the cruddy Ma-Ter pstat, piston gasket set, group gasket, shower screen, thermal safety, the spiffy MCaL PF basket, and vac breaker. Nobody that I've come across carries all. Ideas?

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IamOiman

Postby IamOiman » Mar 22, 2019, 12:16 pm

pcofftenyo wrote:Now if I can find 1 place for all my parts I'd be in business.


lamacchinadelcaffe has parts for the lusso (and other home levers). While no longer under the name SAMA, pontevecchio produces the same stuff still

https://www.lamacchinadelcaffe.com/pontevecchio.html
-Ryan
I'll throw my portafilter in the ring
LMWDP #612

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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 22, 2019, 1:58 pm

pcofftenyo wrote:Now if I can find 1 place for all my parts I'd be in business.

I want to upgrade from the cruddy Ma-Ter pstat, piston gasket set, group gasket, shower screen, thermal safety, the spiffy MCaL PF basket, and vac breaker. Nobody that I've come across carries all. Ideas?


* P-stat same as MCaL or PV Lusso. Ma-Ter 110 model.
* Piston gasket set, and shower screen same as MCaL. Used a pre millennium LP Europiccola shower screen gasket for better fit.
* Thermal safety. My machine did not come with one but one could be added. It did come with a safety OPV valve on boiler. Fully dismantled soaked and cleaned the original one.
* Vacuum breaker. My machine did not come with one. Could be added to modified boiler cap.

As stated above https://www.lamacchinadelcaffe.com/ carries parts for Ponte Vecchio Lusso as well as Elektra MCaL.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549

pcofftenyo

Postby pcofftenyo » Mar 25, 2019, 9:09 am

Thanks!