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_aki
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Joined: 12 Jan 2013
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Location: London
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Hario Skerton
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 5:14am
Subject: Re: Brand new Gaggia Classic leaking from the bottom left corner
 

Hey D4F!

I adjusted my OPV this weekend. Got it to slightly over 10 bar static pressure and then I got busy with other stuff. Now I get 2x 1oz in about 20 - 25 seconds and the crema is much better too (I went back to grinding my own in the modded Skerton).
Might open it up again and turn in a smidgen counter-clockwise to get the pressure down a touch further.

Really good mod, all Gaggia owners should really do this.

Next up is a Iberital MC2 auto grinder and then the PID!

Thanks again for all your help,
_aki
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D4F
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Joined: 15 Mar 2012
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Location: USA
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 9:33am
Subject: Re: Brand new Gaggia Classic leaking from the bottom left corner
 

Great to hear that you are up and running well.  10 static is about right.  I used an adjustable valve and tried static vs similated puck flow.  10 static is fine, but play with the pressure and see what you like.

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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_aki
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Location: London
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Hario Skerton
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 9:56am
Subject: Re: Brand new Gaggia Classic leaking from the bottom left corner
 

Yep, will do.
Just ordered a ridgeless VST filter 18g so I will finetune when I receive that.

What about bottomless portafilters... Worth getting?
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