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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2012, 2:52am
Subject: Help! Stripped threads on Barista/Vapore shower screen!
 

Hey guys,

I've been really getting into coffee recently, so while I was visiting my father out of state I picked him up a used Starbucks Barista off of CL and cleaned the hell out of it. Once we got it working, I wish I had brought my nonpressurized PF and Hario Skerton, but I degress. It's worked well for a few days, but right in the middle of pulling shots for his birthday party, the shower screen fell off and the screw that holds it in just spins freely in the hole. I can't get it to stay in. Can anyone help me?

Incidentally, I have an Estro Vapore with a leaky boiler at home that I might be able to part out for him later, but if the repair is too extensive, he might just give up on it.

Thanks!
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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2012, 4:03am
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I sent a link to your email address showing a repair to your problem. Good luck

Mike
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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 8:41pm
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I'm having the same problem.  Could you send me the link as well (or perhaps post it publicly?)

thanks!
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Markarian
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 2:10am
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The repair ended up being actually retapping the threads in the brass nut that the screw goes in and buying a new screw. Pain in the a--.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:51pm
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Thanks, I took the part to Home Hardware hoping they might have some bushing of a similar size, which they didn't.  The ever helpful guy who works there figured out what you suggested on his own and did it for me.  Cost me 3 bucks as I had to buy a package of stainless screws. I was pretty stoked.

I think I stripped the inside of the bushing by over-tightening it.  Brass is soft I guess.
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Grinder: Baratza Forte AP, HG One
Vac Pot: Bunn Trifecta MB
Drip: Moka, Aeropress, Hario V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 4:51am
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Brass used in espresso machines is like metal butter. Glad you got it working again. Be sure to check out Seattle Coffee Gear's gorgeous naked portafilter for Saeco.
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