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Markarian
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 11:04pm
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I picked up some new burrs for it, but haven't installed them because the doser is filthy and the thing needs new bearings. It's the latter job that scares me because I don't have a press >.<
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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2013, 8:28am
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ahhhh...Gotcha....Good deal man! Thanks to you, Helen, and Peter (Can't forget ole Frank) for paving the way for these mods. I'll be sure to follow up after I'm done.

 
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Posted Sat May 4, 2013, 10:27pm
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So i'm having an issue with my oscar, and I came across this thread....  It doesn't solve my issue but this particular post brings up a question.  It looks like you pulled a 2 oz shot in 17-18 seconds...  I've seen that the goal is closer to 30 seconds.  Have I been doing it wrong all this time?  Or are there benefits to pulling shots in a shorter time-frame to get "longer cones" with naked portafilters??

Coffeenoobie Said:

I just pulled the largest naked filter cone that I have ever done.  It looked like the cones I have seen on lever espresso porn shots.  I don't know if it was a fluke but it was really pretty and the coffee tastes great.

This pull I recorded was not as good as the one before it but you can see the short water dance and the large (for me) cone I got.  Disregard the sprites at the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JoPxbBtLA

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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Sat May 4, 2013, 11:50pm
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That shot was short but go by taste and when the cone collapses.  That matters more than the time on the clock.  

Some may disagree but I would rather stop a pull at blonding and drink that shot then run the full suggested time and sink shot it.  And that shot was drinkable.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 5:17pm
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Hi,
Thanks for the great video. I will get a lot of mileage out of that.
I am going to do some similar mods to my Oscar.
I have a few questions, Is the silicone foam a better option than the NS boiler insulation. I am on my second boiler insulation and it is again flaking.
What size and thickness was the silicone foam?
Did the Musica steam valve change the actual steaming ability or just make it easier to use?
I would like to replace the retaining valve with a brass one, does anyone know of a suitable replacement?
Are the fittings on the Oscar standard 1/4 BSP the same as airline fittings?

Thanks for supporting the Oscar, it is a worthy cause.

Baz
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 5:42pm
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The silicone insulation Pete used was far superior to the cheap, foil-backed neoprene Simonelli uses. It's actually fairly expensive (lucky Helen), but Pete showed me the catalog where you could order it. Hopefully he'll spot the thread and chime in. If not, you can pm him, user Plindy, and ask him for the catalog and product code.

The steam lever and valve assembly are actually from the commercial-grade Appia and Aurelia and they don't increase the POWER, per se, but rather make all the power available to you as soon as you start steaming. It's very handy and I'm glad Helen talked me into it. My new machine has similar levers, as it would be hard to go back to knobs.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:17am
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It makes the Oscar steam like the shop machines so you can steam better. The knob makes the steam harder to control.  I can't tell you how many times I had a good pitcher ruined because of not being able to cut the steam off fast enough or I moved the milk too low while spinning the knob causing large splats and bubbles right at the end.

I linked the stuff in the thread.  But companies move stuff on their sites all the time.

 
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Posted Sun Jun 30, 2013, 11:57pm
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[quote633448 I can't tell you how many times I had a good pitcher ruined because of not being able to cut the steam off fast enough or I moved the milk too low while spinning the knob causing large splats and bubbles right at the end.[x]

I have had the same experience and can see how this mod would work well for me also.
It is definitely now on the "to do" list
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:32am
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Hi Markarian and Coffeenoobie,
I can't work out how to PM Plindy and he hasn't logged on since may by the looks of things.
You may be able to help me regarding the silicone foam.
I found these guys in Australia where I am, http://www.reglinrubber.com  /products/silicone_sponge_sheeting.html.
They have the white silicone sponge with adhesive backing which should do the job hopefully but I am interested in your opinion.
It is 1/8 thick, is that the same as you used?
I am waiting for all my parts to come from Elektros in Italy who have been incredibly helpful.

Baz
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:49am
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Mine did not have any sticky stuff on the back and I think that would break down with heat.  Mine was put on with metal straps that are sorta like zip ties.  it was 1/8 thickness soft silicone

http://www.mscdirect.com/product/86762218
Rubber Sheets | Material: Silicone | Thickness (Decimal Inch): 0.1250 | Thickness (Inch): 1/8 | Width (Inch): 12 | Length Type: Stock Length | Length (Inch): 12

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Product Specifications
Material Silicone
Thickness (Decimal Inch) 0.1250
Thickness (Inch) 1/8
Width (Inch) 12
Length Type Stock Length
Length (Inch) 12
Durometer (Shore A) 30
Tensile Strength 650
Maximum Temperature ( F) 500.000
Minimum Temperature ( F) -60.000
Color Orange-Red

 
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