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by italyhound
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?

Got the valve off and also replaced the pump no problem.

Went to drain the steam boiler and the nut cracked off and took the boiler threads with it. Ack!

My machine will soon be 100% new and improved! :grin:
by italyhound
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?

OK so what do you use to get at that small screw which attaches the wiring harness to the coil? It sticks straight back (with very little room for a screwdriver) and you can get at it head on from the top. :|
by italyhound
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?

Thanks Chas.

I had called CC for some help and the second guy said its probably my solenoid valve not the pump. I get a buzzing that happens sporadically and it never happens when I draw hot water from the tap. He thought that meant the pump is fine.

Now to get that solenoid valve off :roll:
by italyhound
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Taking the V2 apart - tutorial?

I think my pump is failing after 6 years of no real problems. I remember that there was a document that Chas put together detailing how to take apart the machine with a guide to the innards but I just cannot find it. Can someone help point me to where that might be so I can take a look at the pump? ...
by italyhound
Sun May 13, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: V2 Steam wand loose
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: V2 Steam wand loose

That's what it was, Chas. Many thanks!

I'm glad you have the GS3 as well since I may need some help with that one too when I get it. :grin:
by italyhound
Sat May 12, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: V2 Steam wand loose
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

V2 Steam wand loose

Any advice on how to goi about fixing this? All of a sudden it got loose. I opened the top but it doesn't seem intuitive what to do by looks alone and I dont want to blindly try anything. It looks as if the nut at the top of the wand assembly wants to be in the housing but is now not. http://www.you...
by italyhound
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Vivaldi Video Villa
Topic: Happy Birthday Niko
Replies: 3
Views: 4560

Re: Happy Birthday Niko

Phew - you're alive. :bounce:

Halfway through 44 - I can say it's a good year.
by italyhound
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip
Replies: 34
Views: 10941

Re: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip

I was working with the wrong tip this whole time. Better late than never. I received the new tip this week and have started dialing it in. I am very hopeful it will be the key to getting back to art form. How long are you guys streching with it (shhp shhhp shhhp sound) before sinking the wand if at ...
by italyhound
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip
Replies: 34
Views: 10941

Re: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip

Seeing Endo's photos above, I am wondering if I have been using the wrong tip for all this time. My latte art remains fairly coarse. Here are the two 4 hole tips I own. Notice that the smaller hole tip is not countersunk and that is what gave me an aha moment today. Do I own the old 1.2mm and newer ...
by italyhound
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

After 2 months of normal operation the machine is doing it again and worse than ever. I am sending the machine back to Chris' and will report back what they found and did for the issue.

Evan
by italyhound
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

I don't know where it was hung up - other than scale at the end of the teflon tubing going into the boiler - I didnt notice much. I removed the screen - the tech told me not to bother putting it back.
by italyhound
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

Well it is fixed and here is what I did. Mind you I am not techie but CC was able to walk me through this with little difficulty. I needed to get teflon tape and a long open wrench set (used the 11/16) to make it a no brainer. I removed the back panel and unhooked the teflon tube from the boiler. I ...
by italyhound
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Boiler pressure too high? Need insight.
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Re: Boiler pressure too high? Need insight.

Niko

You're back - good to see!!

Evan
by italyhound
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

I realize that I should have put this thread in the repair forum. Anyway, I have an update. The machine is kicking off when trying to fill the tank. The problem likely lies in the path of water fill, pump valve or elbow fitting at the boiler. This as per CC. They told me to take the back off, unhook...
by italyhound
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

Spoke to CC today. I am going to go through a checklist to see if something may be triggering this problem. It may be that the pattern of lights is an alarm message. One thing I noticed is that it first started to happen when I ran hot water through the machine for tea. It would go down. CC thinks i...
by italyhound
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Electrical problem -- diagnosis please....

I have been having an intermittent problem that has become more problematic. It's hard to explain since it seems to change all the time. The basic thing is the machine's lights are screwy - I can unplug the machine and it resets but it is getting annoying. Standby, boiler and temp lights are the 3 p...
by italyhound
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: All My Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 5779

Re: All My Tips

I had the best results with the 2 hole tip but even with the adapter I had terrible leakage problems at the attachment site. Too bad - my art has never recovered. There must be a reason for that.
by italyhound
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: triple basket update
Replies: 25
Views: 5849

Re: triple basket update

Me too and I am almost up to bat!!
by italyhound
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

Niko Thanks so much for the effort - it was very helpful. I appreciate you using the smaller pitcher. I saw some interesting things and have follow up questions/observations that maybe you can comment on: 1. I typically steam and stop based on sound. When the pitch precipitously drops to a low roar ...
by italyhound
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

Slowly it seems to be coming back. I am starting to at least make thick shapes again. What seems to be happening is that I am adjusting the time I spend at the top of the milk. It's true trial and error. At first I tested burying the wand from the get go - as some threads suggested that the machine ...
by italyhound
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

Or a willing cohabitating biped?
by italyhound
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: V2 Controller Board Upgrade Q&A
Topic: Firmware Upgrade Guide to R&R and Program V2 Controller Bd
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Re: Firmware Upgrade Guide to R&R and Program V2 Controller Bd

Chas

The links in the instruction pdf are from the old site (finding out temp offset, etc) . Can you provide currently active links?

Thanks

Evan
by italyhound
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

Hey Niko

I am putting in a request for a video of you steaming some good microfoam. I think it would be a good thing for people to see it in action. :bounce:

Evan
by italyhound
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

Niko - my long lost friend - you are right. There is no reason other than being out of shape that I get sea foam. I have pretty much settled on the old burn arm and .9mm tip and will keep trying til the magic happens again. I always steam small quantities in a small pitcher so it's going to be harde...
by italyhound
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Can I go into a slump like a ball player with latte art?

It's quite odd. I was doing fine getting good microfoam for a while. In the beginning the latte art was great. I moved and then the kitchen went under reconstruction so I was without it for a few months. I did not love the results I was getting with the no burn arm before the machine was packed away...
by italyhound
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Loose steam arm help - video explanation inside
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Loose steam arm help - video explanation inside

Worked like a charm - grazie!
by italyhound
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Loose steam arm help - video explanation inside
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Loose steam arm help - video explanation inside

When I swapped out the old steam arm for the no burn, I recall having to really turn the knob to loosen the arm's grip from the housing. I just replaced the burn me arm back again to try out the smaller 4 hole tip and I cannot seem to tighten the arm-knob assembly. When the knob turns the entire ass...
by italyhound
Sat May 03, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Noisy VII after changing softener
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Noisy VII after changing softener

My machine got noisy during operation after swapping out the cartridge and I noticed it happened last time as well and got quieter over time. I assume it's air in the line getting into the machine? How to avoid it or fix it? I ran a bunch of water and shots but still it sounds quiet cranky at me.......
by italyhound
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: triple baskets
Replies: 22
Views: 7173

Thanks for the updated list. :D
by italyhound
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Vivaldi Video Villa
Topic: Videos of the Vivaldi
Replies: 57
Views: 22536

Nice mega shot dude :P
by italyhound
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: triple baskets
Replies: 22
Views: 7173

Niko wrote:Good to see you again, Evan.
Are you getting one too?
Hey Niko

Happy New Year

I am indeed on the list - past the 25 mark likely but I think under the 50 mark. I am sending mental waves of motivation out to Lino :shock:
by italyhound
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: triple baskets
Replies: 22
Views: 7173

Hoping all who wanted can receive a belated holiday gift. Hopefully Lino has the energy - fingers crossed. :D
by italyhound
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New S1 steam tip from Chris Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 16311

OK then - Stay tuned ....

Evan
by italyhound
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New S1 steam tip from Chris Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 16311

Well I might as well make an informed decision. I ordered the smaller 4 hole tip today and will also get replacement o-rings to see if for some reason the leak issues I had experienced with my original set up (burn arm - adaptor - and non native 2 hole tip) was an anomaly. From what I have heard it ...
by italyhound
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: No burn steam arm
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

I am still getting used to my no burn arm with the 2 hole tip, typically steaming small amounts 4 oz or so for small drinks. I have yet to get fantastic microfoam although it is slowly improving. My rosette are still a bit broad leafed and not as tight as when I used the non stock older 2 hole tip o...
by italyhound
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

Thanks for that follow up. I seriously wonder now whether the new 4 hole is going to be gentle enough for me. I remember reading about the 3 hole tip here too and IIRC was not thrilled enough to buy: http://www.rimpo.org/wforum/viewtopic.php?t=108&highlight=toothpick Maybe I should go back to square...
by italyhound
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

When I bought the VII, I had asked for a 2 hole tip so it came with the adapter and 2 hole tip. There was also an O-ring located in between the adapter and the steam arm (or adapet and tip - don't recall anymore). When the steam was turned on, it leaked steam and hot water and as the dried milk cake...
by italyhound
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

OK well checking in and glad to see I am not the only one. While I don't mind the slower speed of the 2 hole tip on the no burn wand, it just doesn't seem to make great microfoam - it's good but not my previous latte art quality. The angle is really hard to get used to, especially in a small pitcher...
by italyhound
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

OK - So I called Chris and here is the story, which is good if anyone else reads this in the future. There is some "give" of the steam apparatus. What I had to do was, with the machine off, to turn the steam knob all the way on and then add elbow grease when it stopped. The knob is connected to the ...
by italyhound
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

Oh man - what did I do? With some elbow grease I got the old arm off but seems to be no way I can get the new one on. The nut does not fit without jamming into the side panel so I can't screw it in. I appear to have to remove the side panel to do it - otherwise it is a no go. Chas didn't need to - I...
by italyhound
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: The Latest S1/VII News from Chris Coffee
Replies: 84
Views: 27669

Catching up here - good news is all around while I was gone. I was excited to try the new 4 hole tip but I will likely buy the new arm with the 2 hole tip in addition and see how they all work out for me. For me, the only really annoying negative about the VII was the burn factor - this is a big imp...
by italyhound
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: triple baskets
Replies: 81
Views: 20122

This is good news - a triple would be great in my house - sha-WEET.

Evan
by italyhound
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New S1 steam tip from Chris Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 16311

That's what I get for ignoring the forum for a while - still back and forth with my older 4 tip - this is great news. Thanks for the tip off Niko!!!

Evan
by italyhound
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

That was easy - Thanks Niko.
by italyhound
Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

ooh. I threw that thing out thinking it was only for installation. I guess I will call Chris Monday and replace it. :oops:
by italyhound
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Dumb question.

Got my replacement softener and it's been a while since I saw the setup so I forgot how it went together. Ho do I get the new one in there?? Do I remove the screws from the bracket into the black top and the blue container pops off?

Thanks

Evan
by italyhound
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: How to have a good 'day 1' experience w/ my new V2?
Replies: 11
Views: 3132

Sounds like you are truly ready! I filled my boilers and pulled shots right away and I think you don't need to go through draining them. I am not sure how you would do that anyway except unhook your fill and run the hot water perhaps? I would skip that in any event. If your fresh beans need a few da...
by italyhound
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

OK - so now I am confused. Is this meter appropriate or not for this particular application? :?:
by italyhound
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Chas

For the softener/filter hookup that I bought fron Chris, what size fitting do I need - 1/4 or 3/8???

The ebay one says it is standard for 1/4 but comes with a 3/8 tee. Extra 3/8 tees are 0.99 each.

I would post the link but cant figure out how to imbed it in the post.

Evan
by italyhound
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

I see the unit on ebay for $26.95 and free shipping. There is an industrial version for 12 bucks more but I don't see how that will help me. Search DM1 TDS monitor on ebay.


I am getting one. Thanks Niko!

Evan
by italyhound
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Well Well ? Huh Huh?

:clock:
by italyhound
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

I will second the welcome as a fellow VII mazzer mini B sophomore.
by italyhound
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Please do. I am all over getting that if it works out for you.
by italyhound
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

I am almost completely caught up to speed now with the 4 tip and I bow to all in this thread (besides me). I even got some latte 'cave' art today. It seems like all you really want is a split NY second of CH-CH-CH and then sinking the tip otherwise its too foamy. With each try I have introduced air ...
by italyhound
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Wooooow..... that's coooool. :shock:

Keep us posted.....

Evan
by italyhound
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

I don't remember my water hardness but I do recall that I got an approximate gallonage (?word) after which it should be changed and I thought that info and a token would get me a subway. I am not sure if I understood Weska right but it sounds like he is testing the water coming out of the machine wh...
by italyhound
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....
Replies: 45
Views: 9411

Changing Filter and softener cartridges .....

I bought the filtration and softenening system through Chris. I don't recall how often the filter needs changing. I do remember getting a hardness rating on my water here locally but I have no clue how many gallons I use so I never paid attention I was thinking of blindly changing both every 6 month...
by italyhound
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

That is good advice, Niko. I will let you know how it goes. This morning at least it went better. I have been used to ch-ch .. for a few seconds.., then sink ..and ... wait til the thermometer reaches the zone. This tip is probably more of a ch-SINK operation indeed! Today the milk stretched almost ...
by italyhound
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

I will forgo latte art for a while and eat some humble pie. Got 4 oz of sea-foamy milk today in literally about 5 seconds. I pulled out the toothpicks BTW tonight. It's not like it is likely to make that big a difference anyway. One thing I noticed is how unbearably hot the pitcher got almost instan...
by italyhound
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

Glad to hear your experiences. I was doing great stuff, even consistent art, with the 2 hole but it would be nice not to deal with the leakage issues and for that reason I will take your encouragement to heart and get in gear training on the standard 4 hole tip. Looks like it can be done. I assume n...
by italyhound
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

Indeed that is my tip, Chas. This tip, according to Chris, is not designed for the VII but I found the 4 hole way too strong. He now sells one without the ridges but it still has the O ring adapter to deal with. He said to try some teflon tape perhaps? Would that hold the spray back? What I did toni...
by italyhound
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Darned steam wand!
Replies: 20
Views: 5118

Darned steam wand!

This is the only piece of the VII that I really don't care for. I have better dealt with the scaldings than I have with the pesky rubber ring for my 2 hole tip. The ridges get all mucked up. Unless the ring is perfectly snug, it sprays water through the space between the arm and the tip. If you clea...
by italyhound
Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Milk Steaming
Replies: 69
Views: 29601

Interesting this comes up since I had never even imagined I would utter the words latte art this early on but since my microfoam is pretty good almost always, I have thought about venturing in. I started watching cool videos on the net. I also learned through HB that the milk should be stretched les...
by italyhound
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Milk Steaming
Replies: 69
Views: 29601

I have the S2 and it came already with the 2 hole attached because I asked for a 2 hole with it and they put it on for me and gave me the 4 hole in a plastic bag. It's definitely male threading at the end of the wand and I can't unscrew anything like an adapter. The 2 hole does have a male adapter s...
by italyhound
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Milk Steaming
Replies: 69
Views: 29601

I decided to see what it's like to use the 4 hole tip. Lo and behold, my machine came with the 2 hole tip and the 4 hole doesn't fit on the wand. Did I receive a 4 hole tip for a different machine?

Evan
by italyhound
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: I bought the last Vivaldi VII
Replies: 102
Views: 21310

Niko

I am glad you are working with the V2 now.

Will be interested to see your steaming thoughts with this machine.

I am totally loving mine - in a major way. I have become addicted to the steaming process. Haven't had a straight shot in weeks. Macchiatos bebe!


Evan
by italyhound
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Milk Steaming
Replies: 69
Views: 29601

So my microfoam seems pretty nice. I am not trying to do latte art - yet- but notice when it pours it goes right under the crema into the coffee instead of staying on top that it does with art. Should I be letting it settle after frothing or am I not getting the right consistency as of yet? Just cur...
by italyhound
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Using the single basket...
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

Niko

This has been working out well for us, thanks.

Evan
by italyhound
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: channeling
Replies: 55
Views: 29887

Woodchuck tipped me off to this thread and I was curious since this has been an inactive thread for almost a year what configuration of screens people have been using - the default or the alternative - and did it/not affect channeling?

Evan
by italyhound
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Milk Steaming
Replies: 69
Views: 29601

Interesting reading this thread after trying to steam for the first couple of times. Although I have a 4 hole tip for the V2, I started with the 2 hole. It seems like a heck of a lot of steam but folks here seem to be of the mind that the 4 is better. Newbie alert here: I can certainly try the 4 and...
by italyhound
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Mess after extraction - a sign of overdosing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Thanks. That grill brush that comes with the V2 is spooky lookin'
by italyhound
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Mess after extraction - a sign of overdosing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Mess after extraction - a sign of overdosing?

I am not sure if this is normal but after each shot there is a fair amount of coffee that gets stuck way up in the space around where the PF fits into. It needs several good deeep wipes before it's clear. I first thought that may be normal but then I was thinking - how does it get int there? Is it a...
by italyhound
Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Pride Page
Topic: Another Happy Camper
Replies: 6
Views: 3451

nice. It took me a while before I raised the default temp on my particular blend and I am glad I did! Experiment with yours too - I see it's at the factory 93.
by italyhound
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: S1 Operational Problems
Topic: Nothing happens when pump activated...
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

I will have to concentrate on that. I was thinking while I was posting but wasn't sure. Definitely happens with the one cup button. I will see and it makes more sense if it were just one. It doesn't seem to be causing any problems at this point.
by italyhound
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: S1 Operational Problems
Topic: Nothing happens when pump activated...
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Nothing happens when pump activated...

Not a big whoop but this happens from time to time...

I hit the extraction button and I hear a noise but not the regular pump volume. Nothing comes out. If I hit the button again once or twice, it begins normally.

Has this happened to others? Not a real problem - more of a perplexing hiccup.
by italyhound
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Using the single basket...
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

Using the single basket...

I am noticing so far that my double basket - using my standard coffee - takes about 15-16 grams and produces the 1.5 oz shout that I prefer. My wife likes lower volume shots - about 1 oz. I wouldn't even know where to dream up how to work with an underdosed basket and thought I should use the single...
by italyhound
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: What is my aim with Volumteric dosing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3400

This is what Stubaby and I have been experiencing. Chris' said you must set dose with coffee (even though others here say it's not necessary) but Stubaby was getting volumes all over the place with and without coffee. I remembered getting various amounts as well but checking tonight again with an em...
by italyhound
Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: What is my aim with Volumteric dosing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3400

What is my aim with Volumteric dosing?

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum today . The great christmas eve crash of 2006. Silver lining - I got to re-register and put the "y" in my screen name that I forgot the first time. Anyway, I will relist this thread. The discussion centered around setting up a programmed dose for the V2...

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