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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 10:36am
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Found this video to be really helpful.
I didnt know 1st line was on fb, but browsing their videos was a useful tool for me.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 10:41am
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acasabia Said:

Ive been having trouble figuring out how to replace the gasket.. Do I need to remove the 4 bolts that lock the group to the main body of the machine? Or is there a way to do this by just removing the dispersion screen?

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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 1:57pm
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Probably an obvious answer considering your previous post, but assuming this is not a problem with the 2010 models if I order a bottomless pf?  I.e. no need to order a new gasket at same time as bottomless pf...
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 5:13pm
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RizzaNZ Said:

Probably an obvious answer considering your previous post, but assuming this is not a problem with the 2010 models if I order a bottomless pf?  I.e. no need to order a new gasket at same time as bottomless pf...

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The gasket issue appears to be the same, but some people have it others dont, regardless of the machine...
I just opened mine up an hour ago, cleaned the gasket really well and almost eliminated my leak. But 1st line has posted at the bottom of the 2010 Lelit page, under the pic of the bottomless PF a different gasket that is thick and softer and may help treat the leak.

Im going to look into other options as well, maybe investigating different rubbers/plastics and thicknesses to accommodate the new PF.

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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 11:51am
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I was hoping i wouldn't have to post this.  I went back to Espresso Toscano after a failed attempt at Redbird.  I have been dosing at 15g with the Toscano and keep getting bitter shots.  I have not altered my temp surfing routine.  I will attempt to post a couple pics of my pucks post brew.  I have to assume that the holes are due to channeling.  What dose are others using for Toscano?

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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 11:51am
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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 11:52am
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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 4:06pm
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ssauer2004 Said:

I was hoping i wouldn't have to post this.  I went back to Espresso Toscano after a failed attempt at Redbird.  I have been dosing at 15g with the Toscano and keep getting bitter shots.  I have not altered my temp surfing routine.  I will attempt to post a couple pics of my pucks post brew.  I have to assume that the holes are due to channeling.  What dose are others using for Toscano?

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I sometimes get those holes too, but using my recently acquired bottomless I can safely say it is not a channeling issue. What may be the cause of bitterness is too hard of a tamp, or maybe too fine a grind. Whats the timing on your shots? Another thing I like to do is:
  • Run the group.
  • Grind, dose, tamp.
  • Place PF in group.
  • Open steam valve and let the excess heating pressure relive itself, then close the valve.
  • Pull the shot.

Doing this, I have reduced the frequency and depth of those holes, as well as improved the consistency of my shots. I dont know if you have ever just run the group immediately after the light turns off, but there is a lot of steam and high pressure water that will cause bitter shots.

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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 4:15pm
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I actually run the water through the group without the PF until the hissing stops.  Then i put in the PF and immediately start the shot.  That was the method in the "how to temp surf" video by Mark Prince.  It's probably the same thing
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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 5:58pm
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are you guys waiting for the "
ready light" to illuminate before pulling the shot?
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