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michaelgo
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:08am
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danioro Said:

OK
So I viewed the OPV adjustment video and being a mere physician, I decided to undertake this easy 15 minute job.
A couple of things.
Do not drop the nylon locking sleeve into the machine innards.

Posted March 5, 2013 link

You're not a surgeon are you? LOL

Being a simple CPA, computer tech and software salesman, I'll just write the check.  But one trick I have learned, when possible, wrap fingers with two sided tape.

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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:49am
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AlexKilpatrick Said:

I had the same problem.  Impossible to hold onto the sleeve while you are unscrewing.  However, if you ever had to send it back, I don't think it would be too hard to find a replacement sleeve.

Can anyone tell me what the recommended pressure is?  With a blind basket, I get 11, and my shots are usually just above the top end of the recommended pressure range.  I thought about adjusting it, but I don't know if it would make a difference.  I've heard pressure isn't a significant factor in the shot quality, as long as it is high enough.

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Anybody ow where to find a sleeve or replacement OPV?
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danioro
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:24pm
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michaelgo Said:

You're not a surgeon are you? LOL

Being a simple CPA, computer tech and software salesman, I'll just write the check.  But one trick I have learned, when possible, wrap fingers with two sided tape.

Michael

Posted March 5, 2013 link

Now he tells me.  I'm a gas passer
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MerleApAmber
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:39pm
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then I take it there was no good response to a puff or three of your first inexpensive compound to hand?
(sry nothing constructive to add here)
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 1:37pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

AlexKilpatrick Said:

I had the same problem.  Impossible to hold onto the sleeve while you are unscrewing.  However, if you ever had to send it back, I don't think it would be too hard to find a replacement sleeve.

Can anyone tell me what the recommended pressure is?  With a blind basket, I get 11, and my shots are usually just above the top end of the recommended pressure range.  I thought about adjusting it, but I don't know if it would make a difference.  I've heard pressure isn't a significant factor in the shot quality, as long as it is high enough.

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I always adjust my grind to get 9 bar of pressure during extraction (18 g charge, with the tamp @ 30 lbs). The OPV is set to limit maximum (or overpressure) to a value of about 10.5 - 11.0.

So, anything above 10.0 with the blind should be good.

Cheers,

Dave

 
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:31am
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I'm thinking about changing my recently purchased Rocket Giotto for a BDB. The Giotto is nice to look at but my partner finds it too complicated to operate, and it's a PITA to keep clean.

Unfortunately living in the UK, there is no supplier of the BDB, so I would have to order from Germany who sell the Gastroback - same machine, rebadged.

One question for owners at this stage - what is the clearance between the drip tray and the PF spouts? Can I get a mug under to make Americanos?

Thanks for a very informative thread!
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 2:44am
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Sarobin Said:

The Giotto is nice to look at but my partner finds it too complicated to operate, and it's a PITA to keep clean.

Posted March 7, 2013 link

Really. One switch, one lever, two taps. Complicated indeed.


Alan
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Sarobin
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 2:48am
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alanfrew Said:

Really. One switch, one lever, two taps. Complicated indeed.


Alan

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Thanks for that helpful comment.
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carz07
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 3:54am
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Sarobin Said:

One question for owners at this stage - what is the clearance between the drip tray and the PF spouts? Can I get a mug under to make Americanos?

Thanks for a very informative thread!

Posted March 7, 2013 link

depends on the mug size but im able to place 12oz mug

 
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 7:43am
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Sarobin Said:

Thanks for that helpful comment.

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I know!  What a plonker!
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