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GIANI
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Posted Mon Nov 23, 2009, 3:09pm
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hi james, went to worthpoint, searched for electric cord, european electric cord. nada, nothing.thanks anyway.
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james_in_utah
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Posted Mon Nov 23, 2009, 4:33pm
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Forget that Worthpoint link.  It is to an auction for a batch of 6 appliance cords.  It's still there, I don't know why you couldn't find it.  Maybe you aren't clicking on the "Click Here" link?  I'd suggest the colonial shop link I posted after that.  Just look under  Miscellaneous  on the second page you should find several that should work.  The Peer cord is very much like the one I have.
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Posted Mon Nov 23, 2009, 5:32pm
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thank you james, i'm on my way.
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Posted Mon Nov 23, 2009, 5:43pm
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hope this is the one, i'm emailing them for the distance between post's.
thanks
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 7:18am
Subject: Re: ELECTRIC CORD .. Zappia Paradiso Model A
 

I searched the web for information about his pot, and have only found this discussion, so I am asking again.
I just found this incredible looking Paradiso electric espresso maker for $3.50 @ Goodwill.
But, it does NOT have a cord.

I am unsure of the specs for this.

Is there a manual anywhere?
Is the cord supposed to be polarized?

And last but not least ....
Is a cord available anywhere?

Or, I am going to have to make one.

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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 4:34pm
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KEN I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND ONE, IF YOU DO LET ME KNOW.
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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011, 3:45am
Subject: Re: ELECTRIC CORD .. Zappia Paradiso Model A
 

I will let you know if I do.

I took an extension cord, cut off the plug, and connected 2 alligator clips.
I attached them, and plugged it in.
A minute later a little smoke came from the plug area, so I unplugged it.

In the shop, I took it all apart.
I inspected the heating element with insulating string wrapped alternately with the element, the thermocouple, and everything else.
It looked in excellent condition, so .....

I clipped the power to the 2 leads going to the heating element again. (external plug fitting not connected with outside of pot removed)
Some smoke developed on the tank (which is now upside down, without the pot cover)
I got smoke again, but noticed it is some sticky oily residue, so I cleaned it with denatured alcohol, and let it sit to dry out.
(I also heard a clicking noise)

This time I plugged in a Kill-A-Watt, and plugged in the wiring.
No smoke, heat, then the click.
Wattage went from about 595 to 0 (zero) after the click.
So the thermostat switch works.

I put it together, went inside added water, and clipped the power to the pot.
It heated up, and at 120 degree water, I put the top on, screwed it tight, and it heated up to 'blow' water out spout.
So today I will attempt to make some coffee.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011, 5:02am
Subject: Re: ELECTRIC CORD .. Zappia Paradiso Model A
 

I don't know if there is a manual available, but I did find a schematic somewhere.  I'll look for it again.  I would like to know how to remove the filter and clean out behind it.  I'm sure it's pretty dirty, but I'm afraid I will damage it or not be able to put it back in.
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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011, 7:37am
Subject: Re: ELECTRIC CORD .. Zappia Paradiso Model A
 

Yeah, my gasket around the top filter is soft, but hard enough to make it difficult to remove without the fear of tearing it.
I unscrewed the bottom nut, and the pot came apart.
Easy enough. Mine is pretty clean, but a little discoloration in the tank.

I made a pot with 20 grams ground at 12 on my Baratza Virtuoso.
I think it was too fine, cuz it took 5 minutes to get the coffee to start coming out, and there was some grounds in the cup.
Next, I will go to 16, which is what I use in my Technivorm.

There is patent information, with a pdf to download ... click here ... freepatentsonline DOT com

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011, 9:21pm
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I think 5 minutes is about right.  At least that's about what mine takes.  Once the coffee starts coming out it only takes about 30 - 45 seconds to complete.
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