DeanOK Senior Member Joined: 24 Sep 2012 Posts: 723 Location: OK Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 3:24pm Subject: Precision Shower Screen on E61: Can you tell the difference?
I was watching a video from CCS showing the precision shower screen in action with free flowing water from the group head. It is obvious that the precision screen has more even water flow, but can you tell the difference in day to day taste tests? Less channeling?
I think they call that a safety rail...... BAdda Bing!
I have an E61 but have never gone further than the stock screen from ECM, it has a difuser plate above it and I get a very even flow through the screen, I don't see how it could get much better than what I already have but if someone builds a better mousetrap........
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 6:48am Subject: Re: Precision Shower Screen on E61: Can you tell the difference?
I have also wondered even about routine changes of the regular grade shower screen. Many sites recommend replacement along with the gasket yearly.
I just purchased a used Anita that Chris Coffee fully tuned up six months ago. Brew head fully overhauled with new gaskets, replaced a bunch of small parts (ie p stat), but was surprised they reused the old shower screen. after all, CCS is one place that does recommend on their site periodic replacement of the screen along with the gasket. They could have easily installed a new one and put the cost on the bill. I am guessing that the screen, as long as clean and in good condition, lasts a long time and is just fine. Pure guessing.
Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 8:46am Subject: Re: Precision Shower Screen on E61: Can you tell the difference?
Newb confusion here. I thought the once a month detergent backflush cleaned the screen -- plus a good soaking at the once a year E61 gasket change out. Are you suggesting more? as in pulling out the screen/gasket and soaking/scrubbing?
In terms of shower screens, I use this one with the ridge around the circumference just above the screen. It makes removal a lot easier (the other style which I no longer use shown in the removal instructions).
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