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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 Thu Oct 2, 2008, 11:09am
Subject: Pic of vacuum breaker mod on the Oscar
 

I said I would get this posted and here it is. The camera was on my phone so the quality is not so great but you can see the idea.

I used a SPAM can under the breaker with a small hole punched in the bottom to which I attached a nipple (a re-enforcement tube used with compression fittings when you use plastic tubing) and epoxied it in place. I then ran a tube from the bottom of the spam can to the drip tray down the inside of the machine. I next took a soda can and cut and fit it so that it would go over the breaker and INSIDE the spam can. This catches all the spray that the valve emits when it is actuated by steam pressure. In this fashion the inside of my machine is protected from stray water and steam and keeps things tidy.

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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
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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 Thu Oct 2, 2008, 11:10am
Subject: Re: Pic of vacuum breaker mod on the Oscar
 

The vacuum breaker is in the line from the boiler to the group head.

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Posted Fri Oct 10, 2008, 6:44pm
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Perfect.Thank you. Kevin
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