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JaniceAnn
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 11:18am
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Dave said, on an earlier post, that the front panel of the 2B was reinforced to prevent flexing.

He also said that using a slightly smaller or a soft gasket would prevent flexing as you don't have to put so much pressure on the portafilter to lock it into place.

I think there is a picture on Dave's post showing the reinforcing panel too.

Hope this helps!
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 11:30am
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CSME9 Said:

Dave,
Did you find any body/frame flexing ?
Rockets, ECM, Expobar and others weld/attach panels to a square metal frame which increases strength, is that what the 2B uses ?

Thanks

Posted July 14, 2013 link

No flexing and chassis, panel type constuction and yes to plate behind panel to stop flexing round the group area....but not really necessary with the correct gasket.
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 4:55pm
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DavecUK Said:

No flexing and chassis, panel type constuction and yes to plate behind panel to stop flexing round the group area....but not really necessary with the correct gasket.

Posted July 14, 2013 link

Hi Dave,
you mentioned that Quickmill were going to ship all new machines with the soft 8mm gasket after you provided feedback to them that you weren't happy about the hard 8.5mm one?

Any way to check this?
If it locks in nicely with two fingers - is that a good clue?

I'm just over half way into the 10 day delivery promise from my retailer.
I'm so itchy it's not funny.
I cannot wait for this thing :)

I'll wait for another day or two and then I'll also place my order for a new bottomless portafilter.

It's a totally "standard" e61 right?
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JaniceAnn
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 1:47pm
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The Vetrano 2B video is up on Chris' Coffee website.

Look under New Items to find it.

They do mention that the machine will come with the soft gasket, has drains for both boilers and there is an access for the pump on the side of the machine.

Looks good!
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Zevi
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 2:29pm
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JaniceAnn Said:

The Vetrano 2B video is up on Chris' Coffee website.

Posted July 15, 2013 link

...but they missed the important part: demo-ing the LEDs! ...  :-)

Congrats on the video -- what a great looking machine! Can't wait to try it.
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 2:53pm
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Zevi Said:

...but they missed the important part: demo-ing the LEDs! ...  :-)

Congrats on the video -- what a great looking machine! Can't wait to try it.

Posted July 15, 2013 link

The LEDs don't look so bad when you see them in a good picture like on the video.

I probably will leave them turned off, but they look better than I expected.  

If they illuminate the brewing area, that would be nice.  Guess we will have to see
when we get the machine.
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 2:57pm
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Specs show a 800w brew boiler & 1100w 1.4L steam boiler. I thought i had read, posted somewhere it had a 1400w 1L steam boiler.

Did the boiler size increase and did the steam boiler heating element decrease to 1100w ?
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 3:02pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

CSME9 Said:

Specs show a 800w brew boiler & 1100w 1.4L steam boiler. I thought i had read, posted somewhere it had a 1400w 1L steam boiler.

Did the boiler size increase and did the steam boiler heating element decrease to 1100w ?

Posted July 15, 2013 link

There is a discrepancy on the specifications page also...

https://www.chriscoffee.com/Vetrano_2B_p/db995.htm
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 3:27pm
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I thought the review would come out before the pre-orders!

I'm almost ready to make the switch.  I just have a few question marks regarding the performance of the 2B (I've been using an Elektra Sixties for the past 6 or 7 years for reference).

Will the 1.4 steam boiler be ok for knocking out 8-10 capps quickly during a party?  Also, I haven't seen any mention of a preheat HX for the brew boiler, am I correct assuming there is none?  I would think this is the biggest draw back of this machine.

I'll be using the machine in 20 amp mode (obviously since  the A3 was a 20 amp machine also).
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 8:18pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

JaniceAnn Said:

The Vetrano 2B video is up on Chris' Coffee website.

Look under New Items to find it.

They do mention that the machine will come with the soft gasket, has drains for both boilers and there is an access for the pump on the side of the machine.

Looks good!

Posted July 15, 2013 link

Nice video.
Great to see that it comes with the "UK option" easy access for boiler draining and element removal. It makes me happier about what I may be getting.
I'll be very interested in what steam tip comes. There appear to have been a few revisions of this/differences in specification lists across sites.

re: the soft gasket - anyone else see the slight flex of the group head as the filter is locked in?
It looks to be less than an Izzo Alex Duetto 3 - but is still there.
Not a deal breaker - but I was expecting better.

Also - the pump gauge in the video seemed to be stuck on 8.5 bar for most of the time I could see it - whether it was running a shot or not.
Problem?

I like the LED's - it's not as garish as it first sounded.
I'm assuming I won't see it on mine - but you never know.
Not many - if any - retail units in private hands right now.

Expect a large number of photos and posts from me when it lands :)
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