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OUiDEAUX
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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2013, 5:01am
Subject: Made a brass rose holder assembly for my Gaggia Classic
 

Hi guys! I didn't like the aluminium rose holder assembly from my Gaggia Classic, so I decided to make one from brass, and here are a couple of pics. The aluminium one was corroded so it was always dirty from coffee stains which I could not clean properly.

I went to the local parts store and bought two brass cylinders :) one is 60mm, the other 75mm, just in case I mess up the first one. The rose holder assy is 58mm.
http://s24.postimg.org/trlpxoho5/20130405_185326.jpg

Working on it in the lathe, unfortunately not too sharp.
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And the finished product!

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Could not make the other side like the old one, but this also works. Basically what happens, the water gets injected into the groove I've made, and then goes to the four holes to the shower screen.

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Shower screen fits nicely into the new assembly!

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Mounted on my Gaggia.

After cleaning the new assembly and making about 10 shots, the results are very good! I'm not considering myself an expert on coffee tasting, but it certainly improved the taste. Hard to describe what's actually different, but me and my roommate both agreed it tastes better now.
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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2013, 12:52pm
Subject: Re: Made a brass rose holder assembly for my Gaggia Classic
 

Nice work, looks a lot like the OEM brass one, though yours probably costs less to make and was a fun project for you..  Looks like you do good work.  It should help hold heat.

Click Here (www.shop.partsguru.com)

Since you have a lathe you may like page 6 and 7 adapting a V3 wand to Classic.

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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2013, 2:12pm
Subject: Re: Made a brass rose holder assembly for my Gaggia Classic
 

Very nice work! Congrats!

 
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OUiDEAUX
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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:21am
Subject: Re: Made a brass rose holder assembly for my Gaggia Classic
 

Thanks guys! I didn't know these things where available as aftermarket parts. I spend about 7$ on the brass cylinder, so it was a bit cheaper ;)
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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:06am
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Agreed, pretty cool! You could play with the water flow path to make it more uniform, not there's an issue w/ the OE part, but might still be fun.
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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2013, 3:51pm
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Nice work!

 
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