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rsinger
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 11:48am
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration
 

Hey Malthe!!

Great job, and congratulations on getting it finished.  You will have a lot of fun enjoying the machine and developing your technique with it.  By the way, one of the things I had the most fun with is the custom tuned steam tip I had made for mine, it really simplified making micro-foam for latte art!

The machine steam volume is so powerful, that it was incredibly difficult to make micro-foam with the stock 4-hole steam wand tip, so I made a custom one-hole steam tip from an 8mm stainless steel acorn nut, that I drilled out, and tapped with 10mm x 1 threads to match the threads on the steam wand.  I adjusted the size of the hole, while steaming milk in my steaming pitcher, and it is now amazingly easy to produce micro-foam for latte art with no surface bubbles at all!  I really like this mod!


Glad to see you's worked out so well.... and that you are happy to pass on your experiences to others as well... good job!

Best,

Rick

ps: I e-mailed you a couple of pdf's with schematics of the machine!

 
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Silvia's a virgin.....  again! (and sold)
Brasilia Cappuccino Del-1 Hx (sold too)
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Spalte5
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
Grinder: Compak k3
Posted Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:14am
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration
 

Just a small update after the first months of service: The machine is impressively consistent and great to use. Makes excellent espresso and has lots of steam power - this takes a few pitchers of milk to get used to, but I have managed even without replacing the steam tip as suggested by Rick.

I have only had one issue so far: the coil of the 3-way valve died a few weeks ago in the middle of a shot and I had to replace it (I did not replace the coil during the restoration as it still worked). Having moved to Jordan in the meantime, it did prove to be quite a challenge finding a spare, but it worked out. Lesson learned: better to replace one part too much during restoration :-)

Malthe
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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 2:05pm
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SWEET!
Another orphaned machine has found a loving home!
Congrats on having it all up and working.  A broken tube someplace is very common for machines that live where it gets cold enough to freeze in storage.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 6:28am
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Well I am attempting to follow in your path. I pick up a used Cappuccion Del, I broke it all down. Descaled the boiler, straightened the bent frame but on my first attempt to put it back together I had a few extra pieces. I should have taken pictures. I was wondering if you could send me a few photos of how all the piping/tubing flows and/or if you ever got your hands on a assembly plan.

Great restoration job, I hope mine turns out as well.
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Spalte5
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
Grinder: Compak k3
Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:04am
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration
 

Hi Ballard,

Congratulations with your find. I can assure you that the restoration is well worth the effort.

Rick (rsinger) sent me the parts list and manual for the machine and has also posted some pictures of the process in this very informative thread:
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machinemods/549776

Send me your e-mail and I can forward you the documents. You can also post or send me pictures of the extra pieces and I can try to identify their use and placement.

Malthe
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rsinger
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: OE Pharos - #136!!  ;)
Posted Sat Oct 6, 2012, 7:20pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration
 

Hey Daniel:

I just sent you an email with the parts manual.  If you copy and past the first link in my signature below, you can see some pics.  Let me know if you'd like me to send individual higher resolution pics.

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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Spalte5
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Joined: 22 Nov 2011
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
Grinder: Compak k3
Posted Mon Sep 29, 2014, 4:11pm
Subject: Re: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 restoration
 

The Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1 is now for sale after a couple of good years of use. I have descaled boiler and HX.
Machine location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PM or e-mail me if any interest...

Malthe
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