The quamar grinder looks to me to be the T-80 under a different brand. The first photo shows his new glass hopper and also what must be the stock plastic hopper that came with his Quamar ... it looks like the T-80 hopper cut down shorter. So you may be able to buy the stock Quamar hopper for a smaller hopper.
RichardCoffee Senior Member Joined: 2 Dec 2010 Posts: 129 Location: Long Beach Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: gaggia baby twin, mini... Grinder: fiorenzato pietro 63mm,... Roaster: weber grill with rk drum,...
Posted Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:19am Subject: Re: Fiorenzato T-80 Parts
I cut my hopper down and it works great. I just used a hacksaw to cut it and it looks fine. And, by the way, I just ordered a new doser lens for my T-80 yesterday from Espresso Parts and got free shipping.
Posted Sun May 6, 2012, 6:17pm Subject: Re: Fiorenzato T-80 Parts
Okay, the grinder is here, all cleaned up and repainted. Tonight I sit looking at my new baby and worshiping at the alter of Andy. I now see the rim you are talking about where stray coffee can get trapped. Your solution is fantastic and I will also use it but inside the bottom of the severely cut down hopper with glass on top. (Watch me shatter the glass trying to cut it)
I took the bottom burrs to the hardware store with me and found the washers. I glued them together and went to install them and thought I too would have to grind the edges but alas, if I put them in and slip the burr over them, they fit perfectly!
I have not put the card stock on yet though, I am a little scared of that one. Do you think plastic would work as well? Like a piece of the plastic PeeChee's they have out now or would heat be a problem?
I have to say, I am in a state of minor shock to think that someone let this get so very filthy, even moldy, and were still using it.
My burrs come in tomorrow and I will have to wait a couple of weeks for the 2 parts for the doser, it is still functional but I want it like new so I can use it for a very long time.
I also went a little crazy and changed the cord for a Breville cord, I love the way they look.
I think I am in the market for another one but doserless for our everyday coffee. Love the idea of dedicated grinders.
I will post before and after pics as soon as I get the glass finished. Thanks a million Andy and I will always be looking forward to any new info or ideas. Tami
Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 2:23am Subject: Re: Fiorenzato T-80 Parts
The main reason I went with card stock was that I wanted it to sweep the top of the grind chamber too. Coffee grinds would cake up around the outside edge of the upper burr before ... but with my cardstock paddles being tall enough they sweep that area completely clean. And when you adjust the grind between coarse/fine the height would be a moving target - so that's why I chose the card stock since it is flexible and could bend and keep sweeping even with different grind settings. I suppose the drawback is that it absorbs coffee oils and the idea of that seems grungy - but in practice I've not had any problems with them.
If they hadn't worked so well, I would have taken them off and tried using playing cards as paddle material - still flexible but a slick finish that might be better about not absorbing coffee grime. I suspect harder/slicker material might "squeal" as the burrs spin with the paddles actually touching the surfaces they are sweeping -- the soft card stock (business card was what I used) is able to sweep silently and conform a bit to the surfaces it is sweeping and may actually have been the perfect choice.
I look forward to hearing how it turns out and seeing pictures of your art glass hopper.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,083 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 1:21pm Subject: Re: Fiorenzato T-80 Parts
Just take one step at a time and it will work out. I promise. My husband freaks out every time I open the case on Oscar because he hates used stuff and he is not inclined to work on things. But really I have learned a ton and feel completely confident that I can maintain him for years to come. I feel much better about him with all his problems because I know I can fix him. I would not feel this way about a new machine and I know I would be intimidated by it. I am sooooo not afraid of taking Oscar completely apart- because I almost have already. There is a freedom to this knowledge that I would not have with a perfect new machine. This is how I feel about computers because I can and have rebuilt them I am not afraid to tinker with them because I know there is nothing I can't fix - no matter how far wrong it goes.
You will feel this way about your rebuilt stuff I am sure.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
Please let me start with an apology. It has taken FOREVER to finish this and I didn't want to post pics all the time. With this album you can see that I did your mods Andy and then used the art glass. I am so very grateful for those tips. In addition however, I bought a Macap off eBay as well and did that too. I had to build the cabinets to put the coffee bars on so it took me a minute. I bought the wood today so I can finish the cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
The overall picture came out dark for some odd reason but it's really not. I have all my raw beans on the top shelf in sealed mason jars.
Let me know what you guys think.
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