I've been really getting into coffee recently, so while I was visiting my father out of state I picked him up a used Starbucks Barista off of CL and cleaned the hell out of it. Once we got it working, I wish I had brought my nonpressurized PF and Hario Skerton, but I degress. It's worked well for a few days, but right in the middle of pulling shots for his birthday party, the shower screen fell off and the screw that holds it in just spins freely in the hole. I can't get it to stay in. Can anyone help me?
Incidentally, I have an Estro Vapore with a leaky boiler at home that I might be able to part out for him later, but if the repair is too extensive, he might just give up on it.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:51pm Subject: Re: Help! Stripped threads on Barista/Vapore shower screen!
Thanks, I took the part to Home Hardware hoping they might have some bushing of a similar size, which they didn't. The ever helpful guy who works there figured out what you suggested on his own and did it for me. Cost me 3 bucks as I had to buy a package of stainless screws. I was pretty stoked.
I think I stripped the inside of the bushing by over-tightening it. Brass is soft I guess.
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