Conti PMS Evolution Restoration - Page 2

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pizzaman383
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#11: Post by pizzaman383 »

Very, very nice!
Curtis
LMWDP #551
“Taste every shot before adding milk!”

Antonee

#12: Post by Antonee »

This is such a cool build. Great work so far! Somehow this is the first time I'm seeing this.

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Chert
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#13: Post by Chert »

The machine has truly evolved through your project. Hardly the same machine at all and more of a makeover and updating it seems.
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cafebmw

#14: Post by cafebmw »

very impressive!

pizzaman383
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#15: Post by pizzaman383 »

Why are there two water feeds at the top of the boiler? Or are those the steam outlets?
Curtis
LMWDP #551
“Taste every shot before adding milk!”

Swong46

#16: Post by Swong46 »

Thanks y'all! Electronics box is now insulated and pressure switch is set to around 1.7bar for now. One body panel left to redo in carbon fiber and its done.

There's two steam outlets and one for water.

Swong46

#17: Post by Swong46 »

Full functional test today. Everything works super!


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civ

#18: Post by civ »

Hello:

Fantastic job!
Congratulations.
Swong46 wrote: ... understand why a pressurestat is so important and a PID is useless in a single boiler machine.
Indeed ...
I also came to the same conclusion after some time with my PID'd Cimbali Jr.
Swong46 wrote: ... a very fancy temperature display
I'd say it serves more like the ideal pressurestat, albeit electronic.
ie: silent solid state switching, on the run adjustable temperature, highly adjustable/stable deadband and a very fancy temperature display.

Provided your sensor has been installed in the right place, of course.

Cheers,

CIV

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BaristaBoy E61

#19: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

I seem to notice from your posted video, that the ears on your bottomless portafilter are in the normal position for that of a pump driven group, as opposed to the normal offset ear position one would expect for lever machines.

Is this correct, or are my eyes deceiving me?

BTW: Beautiful restoration and rebuild!

Thanks for posting.
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

Swong46

#20: Post by Swong46 »

BaristaBoy E61 wrote:I seem to notice from your posted video, that the ears on your bottomless portafilter are in the normal position for that of a pump driven group, as opposed to the normal offset ear position one would expect for lever machines.
I didn't realize that's a normal designation, I think the Conti PF's I have, have ears like this also. But I am using PF's from Decent Espresso. The lugs are slightly thinner so it rotates too far but a thicker gasket/shims will take care of that.