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rudedog
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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2005, 3:40pm
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tenacioustommy Said:

hello.
how did you attach the temp readout to the group head?
Tom

Posted October 23, 2005 link

I believe there is a how to on home-barista.com
Got the temp device(meat therm) from Target or target.com
Went to Ace hardware and got a bolt the same size and length as the one thats in there.
Drilled a hole in the middle of the bolt all the way through and stuck the wire from the therm to protrude just farther than the end of the bolt.
Then sealed up the holes in the bolt where the wire goes in and out with some JB Weld.
I use it as something to go by but not sure it is a true representation of the actual water exiting the group.

Some remarks...
Use original JB Weld instead of the "Quick JB", the original is twice as strong and has a higher temp threshold. This was used to adhere the wire to the inside of the bolt only. DO NOT put it on the threads.

The bolt does not need to be longer than the original... But the problem you may find is that the head of the bolt where you would tighten it may not clear the space given where the original was. In order to get it tightened 'down' I shaved the sides of the head of the bolt with a bench grinder. Afterwards I was able to tighten it all the way down with a needle nose pliers and no teflon tape.

The Target thermometer... The black part of the therm will pull straight off the shaft with the wire included. No cutting was needed and excess wire can be stored inside the black part of the therm. You can gently pry the plastic parts apart to reveal the insides. This is what you would do to replace the battery anyway.

This is just my experience, you could email me if you want. This is probably off topic and CG probably does not want me posting a how to without disclaimers and all that. Sorry if this does violate any rules.
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tenacioustommy
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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2005, 4:20pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

rudedog Said:

I believe there is a how to on home-barista.com
Got the temp device(meat therm) from Target or target.com
Went to Ace hardware and got a bolt the same size and length as the one thats in there.
Drilled a hole in the middle of the bolt all the way through and stuck the wire from the therm to protrude just farther than the end of the bolt.
Then sealed up the holes in the bolt where the wire goes in and out with some JB Weld.
I use it as something to go by but not sure it is a true representation of the actual water exiting the group.

Some remarks...
Use original JB Weld instead of the "Quick JB", the original is twice as strong and has a higher temp threshold. This was used to adhere the wire to the inside of the bolt only. DO NOT put it on the threads.

The bolt does not need to be longer than the original... But the problem you may find is that the head of the bolt where you would tighten it may not clear the space given where the original was. In order to get it tightened 'down' I shaved the sides of the head of the bolt with a bench grinder. Afterwards I was able to tighten it all the way down with a needle nose pliers and no teflon tape.

The Target thermometer... The black part of the therm will pull straight off the shaft with the wire included. No cutting was needed and excess wire can be stored inside the black part of the therm. You can gently pry the plastic parts apart to reveal the insides. This is what you would do to replace the battery anyway.

This is just my experience, you could email me if you want. This is probably off topic and CG probably does not want me posting a how to without disclaimers and all that. Sorry if this does violate any rules.

Posted October 23, 2005 link

rudedog,

thank you for all the info, will check out the home-barista.com site

Tom
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cannonfodder
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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2005, 8:54pm
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Like this. I did it for a contest over at HB, easy to make.

 
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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2005, 1:07am
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OK, Here's my addition to the place of worship.

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Posted Thu Dec 1, 2005, 5:59am
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

the_laminator Said:

OK, Here's my addition to the place of worship.

Posted November 30, 2005 link

Really sweet, now with a name like the_laminator I'm guessing you made the bench top? Maybe even the Bench too?
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Posted Fri Dec 2, 2005, 3:49am
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Here's a temporary shrine for ya.  For one afternoon short_black's SO was less than happy and GRB's was more than happy.  The net happiness didn't change though because espresso machine bench space is a conserved quantity.  Can't win can ya?

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Posted Mon Dec 5, 2005, 7:23pm
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Here is my humble setup:
- Innova Dream
- Innova I-1 d/l
- Lava Tamp deluxe
- Illy "Rufus Willis" esppresso cups
- eBay (no name) boiler thermometer
- Home made knock box

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the_laminator
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Posted Thu Dec 8, 2005, 11:56am
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

short_black Said:

Really sweet, now with a name like the_laminator I'm guessing you made the bench top? Maybe even the Bench too?

Posted December 1, 2005 link

Thanks. Well actually my forum name has nothiing to do with my skills. My last name is Lamy and some one dubbed me the Laminator on another forum so I went with it! The cabinet was purchsed at Nebraska  Furnature Mart in Kansas City.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2006, 2:56pm
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Wow....incredibly beautiful setups everyone.   Just recently took this shot for another thread, but it belongs here.

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2006, 3:01pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

GrantT Said:

Wow....incredibly beautiful setups everyone.   Just recently took this shot for another thread, but it belongs here.

Posted February 8, 2006 link

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