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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 2:56pm
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You can do it, I know ya can!

You'll be pulling shots in no time!!

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 3:05pm
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I DID IT !!!!   I DID IT !!!!   I DID IT !!!! Omigosh !!!!

I primed her, and.....she works.  

AMAZING!!!!!

Mind you, I don't know yet how the temps are and all that stuff, and I haven't even put her gorgeous orange coat back on, but....she sure did prime up fast....


Okay, it's true, I'm proud of myself, but I could NOT NOT NOT have done it without all of the help I got HERE.


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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 3:10pm
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Way to go Susan, well done!, Yeaah!!!

I'd keep an eye on her too & after your Baby {:-D goes through several brew thermostat on/off (the lesser expansion & contraction cycles), & from being hot to cold overnight & refired up again.

CONGRATS!! {;-D


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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 3:32pm
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Yeah, after all this time, I doubt it's really going to be this easy....
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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 5:09pm
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Tex Said:

Howdy Jack!
I've been using RTV sealant with & without gaskets & o-rings for years. I lay a bead of the RTV in the o-ring groove, put the o-ring in place, then lay down enough sealant that I can spread a thin layer over the mating surface. I do this to prevent metal to metal contact between the aluminum & brass boiler halves. Does it stop corrosion? I'm not sure, but I've opened boilers after three years & they've been remarkably clean - attributable to my maintenance processes most likely - but the buffer between the different metals probably didn't hurt. YMMV

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Not a bad idea at all.  I'm sure there's still some galvanic activity, regardless.

SJM Said:

I DID IT !!!!   I DID IT !!!!   I DID IT !!!! Omigosh !!!!

I primed her, and.....she works.  

AMAZING!!!!!

Mind you, I don't know yet how the temps are and all that stuff, and I haven't even put her gorgeous orange coat back on, but....she sure did prime up fast....


Okay, it's true, I'm proud of myself, but I could NOT NOT NOT have done it without all of the help I got HERE.


Susan

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Susan, a great big CONGRATS on getting it back together and WORKING.

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 5:30pm
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SJM Said:

Yeah, after all this time, I doubt it's really going to be this easy....

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Howdy Susan!
Way to go - you're now qualified to add espresso technician to your CV. Impressive!

I can't recall, is this your first teardown? If so the next one will be a piece of cake & the one after that you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. The other day a friend dropped by with a commercial machine that had pin holes in the boiler. We stripped the machine, sent it out to be welded & replated and had the thing reassembled in less than a week. These things really are 19th Century technology & no one should hesitate digging into one, especially the home units.

Bottom line - you rock woman!

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2007, 6:11pm
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Yup, this was my first, and I really surprised myself by sticking to it and getting it back together.  (Stick-to-it-ive-ness has never been one of my best qualities).  And, it's true that it all seemed quite straightforward when broken down into its separate parts.

I have two old white (with solenoid) Coffees and  one black (post solenoid) Coffee to work on next.....(You remember pictures of one of those Coffees with the butterscotch pudding in the boiler????).

Thanks for the encouragement along the way.

On to the next.

Susan
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2007, 6:33am
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Congratulations Susan!  Finally you can reap the benefits of your hard work and enjoy some good espresso!

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2007, 9:47am
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I couldn't have done it without your help, John !!!

Susan
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007, 12:30pm
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Told you it wouldn't be that easy.

Dang and dang and dang again.

And don't ask me what isn't working because I don't know yet.  

Hmmmm.....I can pull the shot, okay, but somewhere along the line between there and building up steam, one of the plastic tubes that goes into the water reservoir (and I can't tell for sure yet which one, because I've put the hood back on her....dumb mistake, but I have to assume it's the one from the OPV), explodes, hot water flies around the room (because I didn't put the lid over the reservoir back on....another dumb mistake), and then....just like any geyser, it's over....Hmmmmph....

Back to you when I get the top back off and watch while it all happens....

Susan
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