La Marzocco GS/3 check valve replacement. - Page 7

Equipment doesn't work? Troubleshooting? If you're handy, members can help.
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AssafL

#61: Post by AssafL »

Jake_G wrote:...lathe...
That's some big head to stick a GS3 in a lathe....

Wouldn't it be easier to drill into it with a mill?

Or was it a spelling error and you meant latte rather than lathe?

BTW - cool idea about the 400 grit whetstone. I'll use it next time I pull mine apart.
Scraping away (slowly) at the tyranny of biases and dogma.

Wattbe

#62: Post by Wattbe » replying to AssafL »

Thanks for your input in this tread earlier AssafL and for helping me get to the bottom of this - appreciate it.

Cheers,

Ben

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Jake_G
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#63: Post by Jake_G »

AssafL wrote:That's some big head to stick a GS3 in a lathe....

Wouldn't it be easier to drill into it with a mill?
That was a specific tool I needed to repair the threads on the coffee boiler temperature probe fitting. LM seems to have the market cornered on that particular G1/4 fitting/PT1000 probe combination, though it had a Gicar PN on it...

Anyway, it came out rough and I had to turn the OD down and thread it for G1/8 and use an adapter bushing to avoid purchasing a new probe for about $270.

Cheaper than a lathe, but I had a friend with a lathe at the time, so I made it work :mrgreen: Image