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wadeatl
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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 3:52pm
Subject: Portafilter for an Oscar and other questions ...
 

First I want to thank you all for your passion and your willingness to share your experiences with others.  I have spent months reading here and finally pulled the trigger on a NS Oscar (that is in need of help).  I am working through the issues and am confident I will be in good shape.  There are a few items that I can use some guidance on.

1) It didn't come with a Portafilter .. I see the bottomless options and not sure what to buy .. Also when I see the NS naked's they say they do not work on an Oscar.

2) It needs a drip tray and grate .. all of the sites that sell the parts say please call .. do you know if they are readily available?

3) Last one ... I have a leak on the seam at the bottom of the reservoir  .. I see I can buy one for $35 and am willing to do so .. just curious if anyone has ever repaired one?

Thanks!

Wade
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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 6:24pm
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I hope you did not pay much for it.  Maybe try to find an Oscar that looks good but doesn't work anymore to get parts off of.

I would get a new tank (as long as you don't mean the boiler), but as you can take it out of the machine to fix and test you can try.  I am not sure what I would use to fix it. It gets pretty hot in the machine when left on over an hour the water is pretty warm. I can take a reading in a few.   There are lots of places that will sell you a naked portafilter for Oscar.  Or get a new one for like 80 I think.  espressoparts.com, NS directly (shipping is high and 25$ min order) and chriscoffee should be able to fix you up.

 
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wadeatl
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 7:05pm
Subject: Re: Portafilter for an Oscar and other questions ...
 

Helen,

Thank you for replying to my post .. I think I've read all of your posts on the Oscar and your the reason I decided to take a chance on this fixer-uper!  

It looks like I can get everything I need plus the OPV, Anti Vacuum and giglers from Electros in Italy.   They have been very helpful and prices are fair even with the shipping.  I will let you know how it works out.
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