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Spalte5
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
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Posted Thu Nov 24, 2011, 3:45pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Restored: Rebuild Project
 

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the explanation. I'll use the hammer and let you know how the project goes.

Best regards,

Malthe
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NickA
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Posted Fri Dec 9, 2011, 8:43pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Project
 

Hi Olaf,  sorry to revive an old thread, but i was wondering if you ever managed to increase the brew temperature of your Brasilia Del 1?   I have a similar machine and would like to know of the temperature can be increased.
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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011, 5:53am
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Project
 

Yeah, I used some heat transferring paste between the boiler and group head. That solved the low brew head temperature
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Spalte5
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
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Posted Tue Jan 31, 2012, 2:02pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Project
 

Just to confirm the usefulness of a plastic hammer to disassemble the boiler: It worked and I managed to get the ends off, clean the boiler, have the hole in the HX tube welded and assembled the boiler again. Now a leaking 3-way valve seem to be the final thing that needs replacement.

Thanks to Rick for the help and for others for posting all the useful information and tips!

Malthe
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rsinger
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Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: OE Pharos - #136!!  ;)
Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012, 8:28pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Project
 

Hi Malthe:

Really glad it all worked out for you.  I haven't been back to look at this thread lately, and just happened by your reply tonight.  If you have a chance to post a pic of your finished project when you get a chance, I'd love to see it.

My Brasilia is now a thing of the past and went to a very good home (although the really fond memories linger).  I just got a Bezzera Strega a couple of weeks ago... it's a whole nother world ;) Been having a lot of fun with it.

Let us know how it comes along.

Rick

 
New Bezzera Strega
OE Pharos: #136!!
Silvia's a virgin.....  again! (and sold)
Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Hx (sold too)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66189160@N04/sets/72157628015297112/show/
http://espressoproject.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
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Spalte5
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
Grinder: Compak k3
Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012, 3:03pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Project
 

Hi Rick,

I have now posted the process of restoration here:
"Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration"

And will soon post some pictures of the finished machine.

Thanks again,

Malthe
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nhoskins
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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 6:31pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Restored: Rebuild Project
 

Hello, I am working on a very similar model, just a little older.  The manu number is 1833.  I have gone to install the two boiler gaskets, but it doesnt seem to accomodate the rubber ones.  Do you know if the older models just had the teflon and some sort of goo?  I would love to hear back from you!

Thanks

Noah
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rsinger
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Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: OE Pharos - #136!!  ;)
Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 12:46pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Restored: Rebuild Project
 

Hi Noah:

Sorry I missed your post, I haven't visited this thread in a few weeks.

Mine had the dual set of "gaskets" on the boiler end plates also; a Teflon seal that was inset into a milled groove, and a "rubber" (viton) o-ring.  It was a bit difficult to re-assemble the end plates into the boiler cylinder, however, what I did was just put a little saliva (I didn't want to use silicone) on the viton o-ring to lubricate them, then inserted the HX through one end plate, inserted that assembly into the boiler cylinder.  Then I slipped the second end plate, with saliva lubricated viton o-ring on the other end of the hx (and with the nut attached on the outside) and then gently tightened the nuts to compress the viton o-rings, and get the whole assembly to fit back together.

That was about it.  If you just take your time, and work carefully, it goes back together. Don't forget to replace the two smaller o-rings on either end of the HX, that form a seal against the boiler end plates and the HX.  Also, be careful not to over-tighten the nuts on either end of the HX (I've read of people who have damaged the HX with too much pressure).   I also think that is is a good idea to pressure test the boiler before you re-connect all of the plumbing to it, just to make sure you have a good seal at the end plates (plug all the holes, and fill with compressed air, submerge in water to be sure there are no leaks).

Hope this helps you.  Feel free to email me if you have additional questions.

Best,

Rick

 
New Bezzera Strega
OE Pharos: #136!!
Silvia's a virgin.....  again! (and sold)
Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Hx (sold too)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66189160@N04/sets/72157628015297112/show/
http://espressoproject.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 3:29pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Restored: Rebuild Project
 

I would love to get my oscar a single hole steam tip.  I can't get microfoam to save my life!  You should market it!

 
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rsinger
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rsinger
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Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: OE Pharos - #136!!  ;)
Posted Mon Mar 12, 2012, 8:09pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Restored: Rebuild Project
 

Hi Helen:

Do you know what size the threads are on your Oscar? (diameter and pitch??)

- Rick

 
New Bezzera Strega
OE Pharos: #136!!
Silvia's a virgin.....  again! (and sold)
Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Hx (sold too)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66189160@N04/sets/72157628015297112/show/
http://espressoproject.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
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