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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 5:36am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

On previous Duetto's when a new machine arrived you had to remove the panel to connect a copper tube that was disconnected as they were prone to shipping damage before you could use the machine or you would have water everywhere. Please check into that before using the machine.
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 6:48am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

Thanks for the heads up on that as I did read that and figured I would power it up with water plumbed and run a few cycles with the cover off and check for leaks at all connections and fittings in the back.  I would also double check the 9 bar setting at that time too and would be easy to adjust while the cover is off.  I also bought the dual filter system too and will flush that before hooking up the water line.
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 8:33am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

sounds like this may be your first espresso machine.  great start!  your plan of attack sounds very good.  

I've never worried about how long from first start of infusion to first drip.  Figure on what...a 3-5 second preinfusion...something like that?  If you really are saturating the puck, I would think the drip would begin almost immediately when the pump ramped up to the full 9 bars.  Maybe that's not true though?  I really don't think it matters much, so long as your target is hit.  Well, one comment about your target...what you've outlined is a guideline, and though it's a good place to start, it may not be optimal for the bean/blend you're using...which is???  Focus on the taste!  If it tastes good, nobody will ever be able to justify telling you you're doing it wrong.  If you haven't read it...I highly recommend the Easy Guide to Better Espresso at Home, article 12 under "how to" on www.espressomyespresso.com

I'm guessing you're read the comments on the no burn wand as well?

 
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 8:40am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

Yes I have read that article and I also got the joy stick steam wand which will already be mounted.  Is that particular wand a no burn?  I read where the results were much better with the tube pulled out.  Once up and running, I bet I'll have some more questions.  Thanks for your input.
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 9:28am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

I believe the wand is the same whether you have the joystick or the knob to control the valve. I've been active in this thread since it started, and have only seen one person mention getting as good results with the no burn tube inserted as with it removed. For me, it was night and day when I removed the tube. If you do take it out, you'll need something to insulate your fingers to adjust the wand position. I bought a rubber sleeve from espresso parts for about $4. Had I owned some Sugru at the time, I probably would have just made my own. Until I bought the sleeve, a couple layers of towel worked ok.

 
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 9:57am
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I see there is a 10mm and 8mm sleeve.  Which one works on ours?
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 1:50pm
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

It's the one that's a bit fatter in the middle.  I think that's the 10.  I'll try to remember to measure it when I get home tonight, but I'm working until 11pm, so it'll be close to midnight before I can post the answer with higher certainty.

 
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 2:30pm
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Thanks I went a head and ordered the 10mm.
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013, 7:50am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

I need a little help. My Duetto's steam  wand shaft needs a little lubricating. For the life of me, I can't seem to be able to remove the c-clip that holds the knob on. Does any one have a way to safely remove that little bugger without breaking it?
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013, 11:54am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

steven_meyer Said:

I need a little help. My Duetto's steam  wand shaft needs a little lubricating. For the life of me, I can't seem to be able to remove the c-clip that holds the knob on. Does any one have a way to safely remove that little bugger without breaking it?

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I used one of the blades on my leatherman. A small blade flat screwdriver, ice pick, or something similar should do the trick. Getting it back on is a different story, I have extra ones since I attempt to loose them every time I have taken one off. I use the leatherman needle nose pliers to position it and attempt to keep pressure on it with the pliers as I push down with a small blade screw driver.

I found a bit of Grease on the spring got rid of a squeak that annoyed me.
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