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Under 25 posts Topic: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Mods and Restorations   Subject: Re: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:02pm

Preview: Here are all of the pieces of the retention valve as found after removal from the housing:
Tweakit
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Under 25 posts Topic: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Mods and Restorations   Subject: Re: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:00pm

Preview: The small plastic retention valve resides in its brass housing between the two-way valve and the cold side of the HX.  When I unscrewed it, this is what I saw looking into the housing.  The valve is...
Tweakit
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Under 25 posts Topic: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Mods and Restorations   Subject: Oscar Tear-down with Repairs and Modifications   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:59am

Preview: Recently, I completed a tear-down of my Nuova Simonelli Oscar including several repairs, upgrades and modifications of the “stock” Oscar which was purchased in 2007 and manufactured in 2005.  I thought...
Tweakit
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Under 25 posts Topic: Barista School
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Barista Jams Around the World   Subject: Barista School   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:59am

Preview: I'm looking to open a coffee shop in Ottawa,and i 'm wondering if any one can advise about the best Barista school to train at  wether in Ottawa or Toronto Thanks for your help in advance
omarah
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Under 25 posts Topic: Solis SL70: Refurbish or Time for a newer machine?
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Solis SL70: Refurbish or Time for a newer machine?   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:56am

Preview: Andy,  Whether it's time to upgrade/replace is up to you and your budget. However, this machine is the best of the single-boiler machines of its vintage, based on a review I participated in with Mark...
dana_leighton
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Under 25 posts Topic: Okay, who really is going to spend almost $2,000 on a K30?
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Okay, who really is going to spend almost $2,000 on a K30?   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:47am

Preview: It's not if you have experienced it.  What is truly hard is convincing newbies.  They're always highly distracted by the selection of espresso machines.
takeshi
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Under 25 posts Topic: Rocky Rancilio doserless/jams/oily Peet's beans
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Rocky Rancilio doserless/jams/oily Peet's beans   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:42am

Preview: Not much you can do about it other than change beans.
takeshi
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Under 25 posts Topic: Plan B     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: General Discussion   Subject: Re: Plan B AND Plan C!   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:40am

Preview: 1)  No way to heat the water, except in a microwave, and 2) there is zero counter space to plug in an electric kettle . . . until I remember to carry the espresso machine down to the car!  ;^)
JasonBrandtLewis
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Under 25 posts Topic: Yep, another one with the machines purchase quandary:
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Yep, another one with the machines purchase quandary:   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:39am

Preview: The Virtuoso?  It's insufficient.   As always, the grinder matters more.  The best machine in your range means nothing without a properly matched grinder.
takeshi
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24-49 posts Topic: Upgraditis     (Pages: 1, 2, 3)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Upgraditis   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:39am

Preview: Well I m stubborn so I did not give up on it. :-)  There is no way I know of to go with single dosing or a smaller hopper. They have a magnet set up on the grinder that matches up with one in the...
Rob55
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