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rondark
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 8:08am
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Yes I would rather do it myself...i've done the rest of the machine and enjoyed doing it. The fix that may happen would be done, as a favour, by the repair guy of a shop i've done business with in the past. He will only be fixing the broken fitting on one end of the tube.
I totally agree with your point about learning the machine by doing the work yourself. I feel a much closer connection to the Cremina than to any other machine i've used.
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 6:34am
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Still no resolution...i might be wasting my time. I may ask Doug at OE to make me one although they don't seem to answer e-mail....busy I expect.
I am tempted to make my own. The parts cost little but the bending tools, propane torch and etc. would be a bit spendy.
Frustration is setting in.
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 8:36am
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Hi Ron,

Do you or can you post a pic of that part/tube please? I may be able to help you.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:58am
Subject: Re: Toronto refurbishers of Creminas
 

Hi

In this pic it is the tube and fittings at the top/right...going from the back of the steam valve to the boiler.

rondark: cremina.jpg
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:50pm
Subject: Re: Toronto refurbishers of Creminas
 

What's actually wrong with the tube Ron?
I did read that you said it's a fitting only on one end (is it like a 45 flared brass terminating end piece, flat disc type?) that's not sealing properly into its respective termination fitting or what else please?

 
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 6:59pm
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The device has a compression fitting on the valve end and it is fine. The boiler end is a flat fitting like a washer fixed to the tube and had a copper crush washer. Due to shipping violence this flat fitting is broken off the tube.
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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2012, 7:19am
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Contact me offline as I can do the job for you. {;-)

 
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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 8:40am
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Hi Ron,

I repaired your machine on Sun April 29th. {;-)

 
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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 8:50am
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Thanks Craig. We'll connect offline to make arrangements.
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Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 9:44am
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Thanks Ron,

After my phone call to you that ended just before I'm sending this post, see you around noon tomorrow May 1st,
Cheers!

 
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