calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,215 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 10:47am Subject: Re: Rancilio S10 LE
It sounds like a fun project and one that I intend to follow closely. It is nice to see something unusual and the information gained in such a project, well documented just might help someone who is a little shy to ask for help. At the very least it will add to the general information we have here.
Good on you for taking on a new project and documenting it!
I was going to ask if the boiler was truly stainless or plated copper, I had suspected copper and plate, now it seems that you are leaning that way too.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
Thanks for the responses. I just did not want to keep bumping it to the top if nobody was likely to care... Anyhow, the floods here in Calgary and surrounding area have put a bit of a damper on restoration. I, fortunately, was not directly affected. However, I have been out volunteering and I work at one of the large not for profits that has suddenly become rather busy as of late...
Anyhow, I will be buying some acid to soak the lines in this weekend and trying to remove the build-up from inside of the spring housing so that I can bring it in to a welder to see about repair. For now, I will just post a picture of what I had completed as of a couple weeks ago. In this picture, you can see the crack in the housing. You can also sort of see how thin the spring has become due to corrosion and the floor was painted grey prior to having the scale and build up fall out of the housing just to demonstrate how much crap was built up...
PotShot Senior Member Joined: 20 Aug 2014 Posts: 1 Location: Port Angeles Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: older pull lever Rancilio...
Posted Wed Aug 20, 2014, 9:16pm Subject: Re: Rancilio S10 LE
I just ended up with an S10 pull lever that looks in pretty decent shape! I looked it up and after a good deal of searching I came upon your blog... Thanks for sharing how you got into it! I had no idea that I could open the tank, and considering my sights are set on a mobile espresso shop, I'm guessing I'll have to look into that. If I get a chance, I'll post some photos. Thanks!
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