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pierreb
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 7:12am
Subject: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

Do you guys place Rocky to the left or to the right of Silvia....pictures show rocky on the right, but i would think that intereferes with frothing spout

Anyway...not much else to think about while my grind is in the hands of FedEx

Pierre
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 7:36am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

pierreb Said:

Anyway...not much else to think about while my grind is in the hands of FedEx

Posted January 19, 2005 link


Hate to make you worry, but I will: triple check your rocky before using to see if anything is cracked.  I had two rockys and both of them came with cracked dosers/chutes.  I'm the resident Rocky-hater here, so I'll give it to you without sugar!!  Hehehe, for real though, triple check the doser/chute with a flashlight and make sure there are no cracks.  I've read many accounts here of returned Rocky's for that reason.  Also keep in mind that the Rocky was probably damaged from Rancilio, not your USA vender.


As for where to put it, put it on the left of Silvia
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 7:59am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

I received two damaged Rockys. First one had a huge gouge in the case. The second one had a broken dialer. Fearing what the third one might look like, I asked the vendor if they would consider a scratch and dent discount and they gave me a $50 discount. I managed to get a Rancillio sticker to place over the gouge.

Thankfully Miss Silvia came out of the box like a shining jewel. Not sure why the Rockys are so messed up. Maybe they send them out to italian cafes for field testing!

So yes, check that Rocky over.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 11:25am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

I place my Rocky to the left of Silvia, and I placed my Silvia on the edge of the counter so I can really get into the frothing. Check out how I've got my setup here:

http://homepage.mac.com/dlineberger/PhotoAlbum3.html
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 11:39am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

Sorry - never answered your question. My rocky is on the left to save room for frothing (which I wind up only doing about once a week)

 
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 5:29pm
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Loved your slideshow....I got the same Illy cups!
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 9:27pm
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

longhorn Said:

I place my Rocky to the left of Silvia, and I placed my Silvia on the edge of the counter so I can really get into the frothing. Check out how I've got my setup here:

http://homepage.mac.com/dlineberger/PhotoAlbum3.html

Posted January 19, 2005 link

Hey Longhorn, is that the stock non-"pro" Rancilio double spout portofilter?  I would so much rather have a single spout but I don't want to buy another PF since my next will be a nude PF...  I thought the double spout had a thread, but I was afraid to grab my vice-grips in fears of breaking the PF completely... How did you remove it and was it simple?
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Posted Wed Jan 19, 2005, 10:02pm
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

Judging from the photos of his pour, looks like Longhorn removed the spout.

NYC_Crema: spout is easy to remove, just stick a screw driver though small hole above the spout, give it a twist and it'll come off.
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2005, 8:59am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

CoffeeMe Said:

Judging from the photos of his pour, looks like Longhorn removed the spout.

NYC_Crema: spout is easy to remove, just stick a screw driver though small hole above the spout, give it a twist and it'll come off.

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I did that and bent my screw driver!!!!  I turned it anti-clockwise to loosen it up and it just bent my screw driver.  Darn.
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2005, 11:21am
Subject: Re: While I wait for Rocky...I am thinking...
 

nyc_crema Said:

Hey Longhorn, is that the stock non-"pro" Rancilio double spout portofilter?  I would so much rather have a single spout but I don't want to buy another PF since my next will be a nude PF...  I thought the double spout had a thread, but I was afraid to grab my vice-grips in fears of breaking the PF completely... How did you remove it and was it simple?

Posted January 19, 2005 link

Well, I'm not sure what I have for the PF. I bought the Silvia off of my old company during a 'We're bankrupt' auction and got all the parts with it. I assumed it was the stock one, but maybe not? The spout part is threaded and easily screws off.
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