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haveo
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 6:33am
Subject: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

Hello,

Does anyone know if there is any significant difference between those two groupheads? I own a Millenium and it's very difficult to find a bottomless portafilter for this machine in France. So far I've found one for the Zaffiro but I would like to know if it would work with my machine.

Thanks
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 6:43am
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

Even though the Zaffiro is a SBDU and the Millenium a HX machine, they both have similar E61 brew heads, so a bottomless portafilter for the Millenium will probably fit.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:34pm
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

both machine have the same exact grouphead

 
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 1:22pm
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

Thank you Stefano!

 
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haveo
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Espresso: Isomac Millenium II
Grinder: Mazzer SJ / Baratza Preciso
Vac Pot: Hario TCA-2
Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 7:39am
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

So I went ahead and bought the Isomac Zaffiro bottomless portafilter online and I just received it today. It doesn't go as far as the stock portafilter, but it's close enough. Thank you stefano65 and NobbyR for your advice!
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NobbyR
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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 7:41am
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

You're welcome. Have fun with the naked portafilter. It's a great diagnostic tool.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 3:50pm
Subject: Re: Differences between Isomac Zaffiro and Isomac Millenium II groupheads
 

note that some bottomless in some grouphead
will need a thinner group gasket example 8,5 for standard vbm Isomac etc
on our web page when we sell bottomless we mention that you might need a thinner one
example an 8mm
ask you vendor a a thinner gh gasket and your portafilter will go further to the right
or option 2 a thinner and a spacer depends on the situation

 
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