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Seacoffee
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 8:45am
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Thanks pfn.

Can I do this flushing all at once, giving the pump time to recover? I realize it will take a while if I'm doing it in batches of 4oz, but it stinks (no pun intended) that I'm not able to make lattes. Or do I have to do it over the course of several days?
And yes, the steam stinks just as bad.
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 8:57am
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Seacoffee Said:

Thanks pfn.

Can I do this flushing all at once, giving the pump time to recover? I realize it will take a while if I'm doing it in batches of 4oz, but it stinks (no pun intended) that I'm not able to make lattes. Or do I have to do it over the course of several days?
And yes, the steam stinks just as bad.

Posted April 25, 2013 link

I dunno, I just flushed it like 15 minutes worth of on/off at a time and got bored (and to give my nose time to adjust).

Fortunately, I drink something like 5 or 6 shots to every steamed milk drink, so I didn't care about the stink so much in the beginning. I just purged the boiler a little bit every time I was working on my shots. Now I don't notice a smell anymore (other than that steam/wet air "smell")
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:00pm
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This post is a protest about one of your members, Iluvadabean.
Mr. Bean has insisted on clogging the Breville Dual Boiler owner's forum with his irrelevant and inappropriate posts.
This has made this forum much less useful for owners because it is so clogged with his long junk comments and ensuing arguments. All this although he doesn't own one of these machines, isn't interested in owning one and as far as I can tell has never used one.

He has been asked by many members to cease and desist, but has ignored these requests.

Since he has a Cuadra and this forum seems important to him, I will repost his future comments in the Breville forum here so that you may get the full benefit of his wit and analytical prowess. I apologize to those of you who own this machine and find this forum useful but hope that you can prevail upon Mr. Bean to stop his pestering of the BDB forum.

Here is installment #1 of ILuvadabean's wisdom from the BDB owner's forum:Childish much?
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:04pm
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slybarman Said:

Childish much?

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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:04pm
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]Gents, having an issue with my Cuadra II and not sure why.

About 4 days ago, I followed Eric's post on how to check the mushroom in an e61 for scale here:

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Pulled everything and followed the procedure to a tee.  Didn't notice much scale, if any, at all.  Just a few tiny spots of corrosion where the chrome plating was replaced with a small green dot.  Cleaned everything off anyway and re-assembled.  Now, when I first turn the machine on each morning, the temp starts to climb to about 140 F, and then proceeds to drop.  I do a small flush (notice a second or two of no water) and then the temp starts to climb again and it reaches operating temperature no problem and stays there until I turn off the machine.  But this cycle repeats each morning.

This has been every morning now for the past 4 days.  I did a full descale yesterday to see if that would fix the issue, but no dice, same issue this morning.

Any idea what might be going on?


I'm much more interested in someone helping mdiddy solving his problem than BDB thread vs Cuadra thread war.....
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:22pm
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No, Not childish.
Desperate.

The BDB forum has degenerated to the point of being almost useless due to Iluvadabean's posts and those of a couple of his colleagues. There is just so much of this junk on the thread now that it is difficult to find anything and most of the notifications of new posts are for such junk. Many members have pointed this issue out to him and he has refused to modify his behavior.

I was thinking of just quitting what has been a very useful thread for me just because of him.

Then it occurred to me that perhaps you folks would have more leverage with him than people who own a machine that he loves to criticize.

I am just trying to solve a problem on another thread where the members apparently have no leverage with Iluvadabean.

Thanks for your help.
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:22pm
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didiee Said:

I'm much more interested in someone helping mdiddy solving his problem than BDB thread vs Cuadra thread war.....

Posted April 26, 2013 link

'

it's more of a generic E61 issue that he's already getting help for on hb.

On another note, has anyone caulked up their drip pan yet?

The plastic insert is worthless, my drip pan gets wet anyway, so I'm thinking I'm just gonna caulk it up with a silicone bead and ditch the insert altogether. Fill up the plumbing hole in the bottom, too, since I'm not gonna plumb it into a drain.
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:23pm
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And I should note that another one of the problematic posters on the BDB thread is Cuznvin.
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pfn
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:24pm
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JJC Said:

No, Not childish.
Desperate.

The BDB forum has degenerated to the point of being almost useless due to Iluvadabean's posts and those of a couple of his colleagues. There is just so much of this junk on the thread now that it is difficult to find anything and most of the notifications of new posts are for such junk. Many members have pointed this issue out to him and he has refused to modify his behavior.

I was thinking of just quitting what has been a very useful thread for me just because of him.

Then it occurred to me that perhaps you folks would have more leverage with him than people who own a machine that he loves to criticize.

I am just trying to solve a problem on another thread where the members apparently have no leverage with Iluvadabean.

Thanks for your help.

Posted April 26, 2013 link

Ask a mod to step in, as posters, none of us have any "leverage"

Now we've got 2 cluttered threads. Thanks...
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kajitox
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:27pm
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pfn Said:

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it's more of a generic E61 issue that he's already getting help for on hb.

On another note, has anyone caulked up their drip pan yet?

The plastic insert is worthless, my drip pan gets wet anyway, so I'm thinking I'm just gonna caulk it up with a silicone bead and ditch the insert altogether. Fill up the plumbing hole in the bottom, too, since I'm not gonna plumb it into a drain.

Posted April 26, 2013 link

Ahhh an excellent question... I hate pouring that thing out for a half hour every day since it drips so slowly from under the plastic drip tray... you were thinking of taking the insert out... would the top fit nicely, though, if you did? Could you instead caulk the gap between the plastic insert and the metal bottom (after thoroughly drying it, that is)?

This and the forward leaning cup tray (whose idea was that?) are the only things that confuse my about my machine.
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