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by Lav
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: New to all this; and bewildered
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: New to all this; and bewildered

It would be helpful if you post a photo. It's kind of finding a needle in a haystack from your description alone ....


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by Lav
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Cold nose and consistent temps
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: Cold nose and consistent temps

Very cool - ehm... hot!
Thanks for posting all this information Andy [emoji4] It is so good to have someone like you on the forum that tingle with the mechanics to make it even better. A few years back I was more active, but I think I'll be copying this mod.


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by Lav
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Cold nose and consistent temps
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: Cold nose and consistent temps

Can you post a picture of your group warmer?


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by Lav
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Screen bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: Screen bolt

It will increase the risk of channeling if you have a "sharp" dent.... I changed my bolt to a domed type, but this looks even better


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by Lav
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Questions - my first day with Mini V2
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Questions - my first day with Mini V2

I agree to Chas' observations and also my hot water tap deliver water as yours - and really should as the pressure has been increased (+3) and the water will come out overheated and flash boil. I also got quite an amount of wet steam to begin with. Using that to wetten my cloth so that the steam wan...
by Lav
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Cup Rail...what kind of plastic is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Cup Rail...what kind of plastic is it?

It's acrylic plastic. You can make the two bends with a heat gun...


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by Lav
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Vibratoy pump S1 Mini Vivaldi II 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Vibratoy pump S1 Mini Vivaldi II 2013

Yes sure - they are all essentially the same as long as you get the EX5


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by Lav
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Vibratoy pump S1 Mini Vivaldi II 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Vibratoy pump S1 Mini Vivaldi II 2013

They are pretty much standard pumps. Try and google it - you will find many suppliers. Ebay is a good starting point


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by Lav
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mini Vivaldi II S1 Water running out under machine
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Mini Vivaldi II S1 Water running out under machine

I have fixed two mini's that was leaking this way. Both had to be cleaned in and around the valve and realigned. It seemed that due to the leakage the user had tried to push the tank further in and thereby bending the fixation plate... resulting in even more leakage Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by Lav
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Doug, I'm happy you like it. Actually I didn't get much further.... Half a year ago I found some 2"x20" wood planks that I decided to use, but got stuck because I couldn't chose between having it milled professionally or try to do it myself :) When I get home to my workstation in about one weeks tim...
by Lav
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New Mini V ii - Need help loving it...
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: New Mini V ii - Need help loving it...

The crema in it self is not that desirable I think.... however, more freshly roasted beans increase crema. I roast my own beans and typically leave them degassing/developing for one to two weeks before use


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by Lav
Sun May 22, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Gicar Flowmeter Replacement - Annoyed @ Spaziale
Replies: 8
Views: 4552

Re: Gicar Flowmeter Replacement - Annoyed @ Spaziale

Thanks! Good to know


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by Lav
Mon May 02, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Johnney, I use the DIODER from IKEA - have a read here on how to install
by Lav
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip
Replies: 34
Views: 10782

Re: New No-Burn 4 hole Tip

The tip needs to be a no burn type as well - with a sealing o-ring to the hose. If not it will push steam backwards up the outside of the hose = wet steam no matter what....


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by Lav
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1 V1 control buttons less responsive
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: S1 V1 control buttons less responsive

No experience with this on a Vivaldi, however you can easily get in there - small philips screws - then clean the pads. I had to disassemble the unit to change a faulty LED


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by Lav
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: The Scace Rental Program
Replies: 112
Views: 62294

Re: The Scace Rental Program

Gschroeder81 - would you be willing to share your model/stl with me so I cam build a copy? I guess renting overseas not feasible ;)


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by Lav
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Vivaldi Not Turning on
Replies: 21
Views: 8115

Re: Vivaldi Not Turning on

Duh.... forgot that some of your big UK plug's contain a fuse(!) Anyway, now you know how to get that control board out ;)
Not sure I can help you with your other issues on the journey :(


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by Lav
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Vivaldi Not Turning on
Replies: 21
Views: 8115

Re: Vivaldi Not Turning on

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Look for the 5A fuse called F3
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by Lav
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Vivaldi Not Turning on
Replies: 21
Views: 8115

Re: Vivaldi Not Turning on

I have no fuse there either, but inside the black control box you'll find a fuse. It's not easy to get out but I've done it several times..... If it was a powerline short circuit from the thermo-fuse directly to ground you might be lucky as your RCD reacted fast and only a small spike went into the ...
by Lav
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

What I meant was that Lars could contact me and ask - we are both Danes ;-)
However, I might give it a shot in English anyway someday soon... I think your work deserves a broader audience
by Lav
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

lars wrote:Any chance you or others would translate that awesome looking guide?
You can always contact me Lars - I implemented all features/options except the power sensor. Although I am not fluent in German I managed to decipher all of it ;-)
by Lav
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

Well done Chas - easily understood and to the point :grin: One minor comment to your table. I took the liberty to rearrange it to become a bit more intuitive: 2015-10-11_23-16-19.jpg The default setting seem to always be in the middle of the pressure range of the unit. In this way the top and bottom...
by Lav
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

perhaps they pick the option at the factory that comes closest to 1.2 bar - or they planned to market the function as is, then found out that component variability was an issue and decided not to make it public. If you are right in your assumptions I wonder why one of my friends S1VII mini was on t...
by Lav
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

Now I got home from work to investigate further. I am at the +2 setting (lights 19-20 are on) and I want to go back to a +1 setting (only light 19 is on). Do I press button 25 three times? (first press causes lights 19-20-21 to come on, 2nd press causes all three lights to go off, 3rd press cause li...
by Lav
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

1) It's 16-15-14 2) What the unit showed the very first time I entered the steam pressure programming mode I can't recall... I see two possible scenarios: Only the two yellow (17) + (18) blinking, indicating this is the first time... Indication of where the unit was previously set But second time I ...
by Lav
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

Just for clarification I captured this picture from the Vivaldi II manual: Vivaldi II display.jpg When pressing (24) for 3 sec. the yellow (17)+(18) will come on solid and pressing (25) will add (19) then each additional press will add (20) then (21). One additional press will have it looping back t...
by Lav
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

And it works on my V2 as well !! Took some notes as to what preasure ranges can be set - expect some uncertainty reading my build in gauge. Number of hot-water-button press and related range (bar): 3 = 0.92-1.05 2 = 1.00-1.10 1 = 1.10-1.20 Number of double-cup-button press: 1 = 1.15-1.30 2 = 1.20-1....
by Lav
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Regulating steam pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 8561

Re: Regulating steam pressure

I will test that when I get back from office - right away :) great find!

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by Lav
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: No Steam from steam valve
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Re: No Steam from steam valve

chas, do you have a link to a updated spare parts catalog with the S1VII mini lever valve? The catalog you link to is dated 2004
by Lav
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Adding a Mini-S1VII lever steam valve to the S1VII?
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Adding a Mini-S1VII lever steam valve to the S1VII?

Has anyone actually done this? And how to get about it?

I think it would be a very nice and user friendly addition to an almost perfect plummed in machine :grin:
by Lav
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

And here the assembly with brackets ready to mount.... well, I think I need to leave the desktop now and try it out for real :mrgreen:
by Lav
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Came a little further down the road. As for the outer surface I made an exact copy of the plastic panels i.e. the big edge fillet. I think I would like to decrease the radius a bit.
by Lav
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

....It switches on, when machine heats. After a defined time, if heater is of since 20 minutes delay, light goes off... Do you know if one of the 4 orange relays in the Vivaldi control unit will trigger the group boiler? I can hear that one of the relays control the steam boiler (when I push the bo...
by Lav
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Decided to follow the Criss concept - getting close, just need the curvature on the outside and cutouts for the feets :grin:
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Edit: Updated with latest edition....

Last night I took this picture - as you can see she's just waiting for those panels....
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by Lav
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

Good idea Jopa :) and I would choose the group boiler as it's re-heating with intervals of only 1-2 min, whereas my steam boiler might be switched off...
by Lav
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

Thank you Jopa for your exiting project! My Vivaldi (non Mini) is now running your MyTimer and do it very well. I have installed (as many other S1VII owners) the IKEA Dioder light pods as barista light - this is awesome! However, I am looking for somewhere in the control unit to switch the light on ...
by Lav
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Thanks a bunch! This is just what I needed to get on :-P and they are certainly not made by Clive if you look through this "promotional" clip: http://www.vimeo.com/54059789 It's interesting that Chriss decided to skip those almost impossible-to-get-to plastic side screws.... and instead made a brack...
by Lav
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: removing portafilter basket
Replies: 24
Views: 13189

Re: removing portafilter basket

I have circled the 3 bend that you need to do. Bend as much or as little as you want to get the right retention force you want. Thanks slo, very helpful - I will do that mod to ease out my ridged IMS baskets. I used to have non-ridged baskets from VST for my former E61 handle, but IMS only make non...
by Lav
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

I tend to agree with you Iowellw2, however the edges might be more vulnerable....
Residuenyc, I would love to see a picture of the inside surface to figure out how a DIY panel should look. Did you install them yourself?


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by Lav
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

As you said - beautiful!!


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by Lav
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Dream T General Q&A
Topic: Fit and finish
Replies: 2
Views: 2782

Re: Fit and finish

Post photos Alex :)
CC do recommend that you check and tighten the panel assy. Having said that I would also be worried if I really got a new (as in new) machine....


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by Lav
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Think I read somewhere that it's the same supplier - 450$/pair.... but then you save a lot of time, and all the fun :grin:
by Lav
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...
Replies: 24
Views: 17233

Re: Modification Timer, Wifi, manual dose,...

This link works ;-)

https://www.kaffeewiki.de/index.php?tit ... %C3%A4hler

Incredible work jopa! Thank you :grin:
by Lav
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wood Side Panels
Replies: 27
Views: 17812

Re: Wood Side Panels

Hi Andrew - just got my hands on a 5 years old S1VII, and it is red. Not really my color :-? I quickly found Clive and their super wood panels, and then thought I might be able to do it my self - then saw your post. Did you succeed with the scanning? Any AutoCad drawings, dwg, dxf or scan files woul...

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