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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2010, 2:05pm
Subject: Re: Bellman CX25
 

Hi, thought I'd revive this older thread instead of starting a new one because it's the closest to my question...

I just bought a used CX25, but upon arriving home, discovered that it's missing gasket # 5236 ("gasket for lid"),
 
Instead of paying for a new Bellman gasket before knowing if I even like this coffeemaker, I'm planning to cut out a similarly-sized one from some compatible material.  Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any detailed dimensional information online...

Could someone with a relatively new (ie, as yet undeformed by steam/heat) #5236 gasket please post its dimensions (inner, outer diameter and thickness) ?  

Thank you so much!!
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Posted Wed Feb 10, 2010, 9:02am
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This might not be as accurate as it could given I'm using a ruler and my eyes are getting on in years ...

internal diameter 63 mm

external diameter 73 mm

width 10 mm (obviously)

thickness 3 mm

Have fun cutting one up.

This coffee maker does a pretty good job once you get it running right.  Might take a couple or five tries to get it just right, but the coffee certainly is good.  Now steaming the milk adds a whole other bit to it that I'm struggling with.  Sometimes I do well ... sometimes not so well.

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Posted Wed Feb 10, 2010, 9:16am
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Might check here. Bellman

 
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Posted Wed Feb 10, 2010, 11:12pm
Subject: Re: Bellman CX25
 

canuk_guy Said:

This might not be as accurate as it could given I'm using a ruler and my eyes are getting on in years ...

internal diameter 63 mm
external diameter 73 mm
width 10 mm (obviously)
thickness 3 mm

Posted February 10, 2010 link

Thanks canuk_guy!  
I also shot an email over to the good folks at fantes.com, and those dimensions for that part (sku #16341) were posted on their webpage after they replied to my email (thanks farmroast ;) ).  Unfortunately, their dimensions differ a bit from the metric version above -- their 3.25" (external) diameter would make it about 83mm ... not to mention that the ones they emailed me are different still from the posted webpage numbers...
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Posted Thu Feb 11, 2010, 10:11am
Subject: Re: Bellman CX25
 

I'll take a second measure when I get home tonight and let you know.  All the same, it would be worth it to replace all the gaskets using their gasket kit.  It will take some practice, but you'll get a decent espresso like extract out of it.  I'm still learning with mine.  So far I haven't made something I do not like anyway.

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010, 6:50pm
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Hey TITB ...

Measured that rubber gasket again.  I don't know what I was doing or thinking ... 83 mm it is ... 73 mm inside.  Did you get a gasket yet?  Let me know when you get the Bellman going and how it works for you.

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010, 3:34pm
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Hi there, does anyone out there know how to replace the teeny little gaskets inside the top lid of the Bellman stovetop model?  I have had this baby for years, but it has rececntly stopped making espresso and is merely spraying, so I know I need to replace the gaskets.  The problem is that the top lid is somewhat difficult to take apart, and I'm wondering HOW I go about replacing the gaskets in the espresso release part.  

Any ideas?  

Thank you!
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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010, 10:36pm
Subject: Re: Bellman CX25
 

canuk_guy Said:

Question though ... when I open the coffee valve I get a *lot* of steam coming through.  It's more like a rush of steam with coffee than a flow.  Is that normal for this thing?  I expected it to be more of a flow of coffee and then steam sputtering at the end.

Posted August 9, 2009 link

I'm guessing, since you're in Canada like me, that you're using an electric stove? You need to turn down the stove to medium or medium-low, depending on your stove, and let the coffee brew more slowly. The instructions say "Place machine on the stovetop, at the highest heat that can fit under the machine, without flames coming up the sides." Since the Bellman is pretty small diameter, the flame would actually be quite small too. This is the same method of brewing in a moka pot.

You should get a thick dribble at the start, followed by a steady flow, and end with a steamy, foamy gush.
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Posted Sat Jul 17, 2010, 4:31pm
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Hi Neil78,

Yup in Canada,  just south of you in Calgary.  I'll give that method a try and see how it works out.

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010, 4:05pm
Subject: Re: Bellman CX25
 

This is for their electric version, but has more detail on espresso prep and might be helpful:

http://www.fantes.com/manuals/bellman-cxe-25-27-manual.pdf
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