regarding the silvia "conversion" how about the stainless steel braided like on the 09 models? is an improment from the teflon compression line and yet is easy to work with when you have to remove or do repair on the unit
Most plumbing connections on Italian espresso machines are British Standard Pipe (BSP) sizes. They are actually specified in inches but the number of threads per inch don't match American pipe specs. McMaster Carr has a wide selection of adapters and fittings, plus they are very easy to order from.
billc Senior Member Joined: 15 Jan 2009 Posts: 135 Location: Seattle, Washington Expertise: Professional
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Posted Sat May 1, 2010, 4:22pm Subject: Re: Custom copper lines
If you can send me a picture of the existing fittings you want to mate to I may have some extra stuff laying around. I probabl could not bend he tube exactly but could send yo some of the fittings for maybe a 1/4" Copper tube and you could braze them on or something.
I'm doing a minor overhaul on an older Mininova and wanting to replace many of the smaller teflon and copper tubing (mostly metric 6mm). Most of the fittings are Serto brass and I have managed to find a source in the states (Maryland metrics) for the nuts and ferrules (very specific to the fittings that are present), that I need.
I am also able to order metric 6mm (bendable) copper tubing but the minimum order seems to be 10m! I only need at most .5m. I have searched and followed up on all the suggestions in older threads and followed up on any Google suggestions that appeared likely and haven't found any good alternatives.
Does anyone have any suggestions that they are sure of for suppliers that might handle 6mm copper tubing in smaller amounts and/or in Canada? If I go ahead and order 10m does anyone have any interest in purchasing part of 10m at a reasonable price?
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