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Kristi
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Espresso: Gaggia Evo w silvia wand
Grinder: Macap M4 mod to d&s-less
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2007, 5:53pm
Subject: Re: My Isomac Tea is leaking
 

jim_schulman Said:

That's a serious defect. The boiler isn;t made by Isomac (it's also found on other companies' E61 machines), but they should take a look at them before they install them. The hole is probably not corrosion, since the boiler is nickel plated brass (on my machine it's the only part that looks like new after 5 years). It may have gotten damaged at some point.

In any case, unless you're good at plumbing and very patient, you'll need to return the machine, since fitting a replacement boiler will involve a lot of work.

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Jim, I know this thread is old but it came up on a google search and you sound extremely knowledgeable, so thought I'd ask - any idea where I could get a replacement boiler for my 4yr old Tea? (copper - I don't know if the new ss ones are in the same configuration)

Mine sprung a drip beside the boiler intake stub.  I just removed the boiler and Dezcalled it.  My intent is to propane silver solder (solder melts at 440F) the crack around that stub, and also repair a bunch of other spots around other stubs that show mineral deposits after it's been running for a bit.  That all may work but thought I'd ask the replacement boiler question in case it doesn't.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

THANKS!

 
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2007, 7:34pm
Subject: Re: My Isomac Tea is leaking
 

Hi Kristi,

Your skills are well beyond mine; and I can't advise you on how to braze the seals (braising fish is more my thing than brazing boilers). 1st Line distributes Isomacs currently, so you could send an email to Jim P to see if he knows where to get a boiler: sales at 1st-line dot com.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2007, 7:39pm
Subject: Re: My Isomac Tea is leaking
 

jim_schulman Said:

Hi Kristi,

Your skills are well beyond mine;

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LOL - only if I am successful!!!

Thanks for your reply!

 
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