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Tonyv138
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 2:23pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

Thanks. After I posted, i had the same thought. While technicaly it would work and just V2B would draw only 16A with both boilers heating, i will not be in "code". Looks like 20A ckt needs to be dedicated to a wall outlet.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 3:29pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

Bellabarista website now seems to indicated the boiler is indeed nickel plated:

BOILER CONSTRUCTION: Steel, Brass & Copper, Nickel Plated Brass & Copper

we'll find out...
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 3:36pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

SylvainMtl Said:

Bellabarista website now seems to indicated the boiler is indeed nickel plated:

BOILER CONSTRUCTION: Steel, Brass & Copper, Nickel Plated Brass & Copper

we'll find out...

Posted August 4, 2013 link

didnt dave say the nickel flakes off?
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SylvainMtl
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 4:32pm
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cuznvin Said:

didnt dave say the nickel flakes off?

Posted August 4, 2013 link

So?  I'd rather have protection flaking off (due to bad descaling technique) than no protection ...  Anyway, maybe only the outside is nickel-plated... that's why I wrote `we'll find out...`
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 4:39pm
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SylvainMtl Said:

So?  I'd rather have protection flaking off than no protection...  Anyway, maybe only the outside is nickel-plated... that's why I wrote `we'll find out...`

Posted August 4, 2013 link

Lol.. the protection flames off.. you have no protection
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 4:41pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

The flaking off ocurres if you descale badly.  Anyway If you feed proper water you'll have to descale only in 10 years from now.  But that besides the point.  The point is bellabarista lists the boiler as nickel-plated brass.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 4:56pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

SylvainMtl Said:

Bellabarista website now seems to indicated the boiler is indeed nickel plated:

BOILER CONSTRUCTION: Steel, Brass & Copper, Nickel Plated Brass & Copper

we'll find out...

Posted August 4, 2013 link

No it's not,  it's as I state in the review, other information is as per the specifications page 24 of the review. Just look at the photos (in the review and this thread), it's clear enough.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 5:20pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

DavecUK Said:

No it's not,  it's as I state in the review, other information is as per the specifications page 24 of the review. Just look at the photos (in the review and this thread), it's clear enough.

Posted August 4, 2013 link

Yes, I believe you, but you also have to understand that our 3 sources of informations state 3 different things:  CCS lists both boilers as copper.  Bellabarista as nickel-plated, and of course your review as high quality brass.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 5:57pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

cuznvin Said:

Seems like the aussie disappeared.....

Posted August 3, 2013 link

Nope.
Few personal issues to deal with - family loss on the in-laws side.

Back now though :)

I'll deal with a few things that have appeared here over the last few days.

DeanOK - P73 - cup warming is fine with the insulated boilers.
I've got some of that semi-tacky drawer insert polymer material that you use to stop utensils sliding around on top of the machine for scratch protection and I find the cups still get toasty. Obviously it's much better if both boilers are running. Still I use the water from a quick flush prior to pulling a shot to add a bit more heat on cold days.

Dean - P74 - I'll have to get back to you re the foot height - but the drain looks easy to remove and I thought DaveC had already done it to make the water tray removal easier?

DavecUK P74 - pump noise video - I'd say mine is the same - but I had an intermittent extra gurgle/rumble/rattle that I'll keep an eye on - but it's certainly not to vibe pump noise.

CSME9 - P74 - pulling shots/steaming. So far - no problem at all - but I've only done a few shots back to back and done ~0.5l of milk for 2 latte's several times. Pressure drops towards 1 bar on steam but then holds firm for ~10 seconds before rising steadily back to 1.2 bar and holding for the rest of the steaming. I/m still earning to steam with this wand - so i won't be playing with PID settings until later.

DAvecUK - P75 - after a days use - and maybe a bit more heat through the system/knock a few burrs off the filters - I'd say my portafilter locks with similar ease. There is a touch more flex though - but no worse than any Duetto I've seen. I'm Ok with it.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 6:42pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

gz20tt Said:

Nope.
Few personal issues to deal with - family loss on the in-laws side.

Back now though :)

I'll deal with a few things that have appeared here over the last few days.

DeanOK - P73 - cup warming is fine with the insulated boilers.
I've got some of that semi-tacky drawer insert polymer material that you use to stop utensils sliding around on top of the machine for scratch protection and I find the cups still get toasty. Obviously it's much better if both boilers are running. Still I use the water from a quick flush prior to pulling a shot to add a bit more heat on cold days.

Dean - P74 - I'll have to get back to you re the foot height - but the drain looks easy to remove and I thought DaveC had already done it to make the water tray removal easier?

DavecUK P74 - pump noise video - I'd say mine is the same - but I had an intermittent extra gurgle/rumble/rattle that I'll keep an eye on - but it's certainly not to vibe pump noise.

CSME9 - P74 - pulling shots/steaming. So far - no problem at all - but I've only done a few shots back to back and done ~0.5l of milk for 2 latte's several times. Pressure drops towards 1 bar on steam but then holds firm for ~10 seconds before rising steadily back to 1.2 bar and holding for the rest of the steaming. I/m still earning to steam with this wand - so i won't be playing with PID settings until later.

DAvecUK - P75 - after a days use - and maybe a bit more heat through the system/knock a few burrs off the filters - I'd say my portafilter locks with similar ease. There is a touch more flex though - but no worse than any Duetto I've seen. I'm Ok with it.

Posted August 4, 2013 link

Sorry for your loss.
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