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dsblv
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Posted Sun May 19, 2013, 8:59am
Subject: Re: Rocket R58 cloudy water problem
 

Urnex offers a descaling product called Dezcal.  It's available online if you don't have a vendor nearby that sells espresso machines.  Dezcal comes in individual packets so you know how much to use and it offers proven performance.

You mentioned that you use filtered water with your R58.  Filtered water does not remove minerals that can cause scale.  The typical water filter just removes water contaminates.   Rocket offers a filter packet that is supposed to remove minerals from the water.  The packet drops in the machine's water reservoir and last 6 months.  I use the filter packets with my Rocket Evo and they seem to help prevent scale.  I order the filters from Seattle Coffee Gear.
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DShef
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Espresso: Rocket R58 Dual Boiler
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 7:37pm
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I have an R58. Have had two actually. The only time I had cloudy water was when I had a new water filter that had not been flushed long enough. My machine is plumbed in and I am using an in line filter (BWT).
If you left your machine for a while.... was it filled with water from a system with a newish filter before you left it? I would try flushing both boilers and the filter system. If that doesnt work move to descaling. Just my thought. Let me know how you make out. Also... does it affect taste?
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Flori
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 7:59pm
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Been using Durgol and it works very well. You can try that :).

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iroast
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 8:38am
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Hi all,

I used 2 tablespoons of citric acid for my 3-liter tank and that cleared up the cloudy water issue. However, it had an adverse affect...chrome flakes are now coming out of the grouphead and hot water dispenser. I've flushed through 4 tanks already. Will keep trying until I don't see anymore flakes.
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 6:28pm
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Take off the showerface and gasket so that the chrome can escape easily. Do a couple more flushes. All's well.
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