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by zedex
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: vivaldi II competely dead :(
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: vivaldi II competely dead :(

looks like main fuse is toast. nevermind. Coffee will have to wait for another day. :)
Thanks
by zedex
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: vivaldi II competely dead :(
Replies: 2
Views: 976

vivaldi II competely dead :(

So i come home after work, coffee machine fires up at about 3pm. By the time i get around to making a coffee is about 4. Low and behold, the machine is still hot but shes completely dead. No lights, timers dead. Nothing. Is there a reset on this machine somewhere. Funny that even the timer is dead s...
by zedex
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: vivaldi II 5 lights on standby flashing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Re: vivaldi II 5 lights on standby flashing.

Thanks Chas.
by zedex
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: vivaldi II 5 lights on standby flashing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

vivaldi II 5 lights on standby flashing.

Hi. My machine sometimes has a problem . Its on the timer to shut off at 6 pm. Sometimes, not all the time, the first 5 temperature lights stay on, and the standby light is flashing when it shuts off at 6pm. When ever it happens i just hold the standby button, machine turns on, then i shut it down. ...
by zedex
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Need A New Group Head Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Re: Need A New Group Head Gasket

Hi. Yes. 6 oclock is possible if i heave the PF over. At 5 it is still tight. I emailed Mary at CCS to send me out the proper seal. It does work but now my PF does not fit right. The overall quality of the fit is pretty bad IMO. I did the seal on my silvia years ago and that one just popped in no pr...
by zedex
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Need A New Group Head Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Re: Need A New Group Head Gasket

Hey guys. Today i noticed my gasket was leaking a bit so "New gasket time". I have a spare one that was included with my machine. The gasket came out ok, a bit of prying. It was dry and cracked. The new one looked thicker. No way that thing was going in. It would not press in so i had to center the ...
by zedex
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 31638

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I wonder if they'll take trade-ins? I like most of the new features, but to be honest, I like the look of the old Vivaldi a bit more. The new LCD panel looks a bit too "batman" like, the sides are too shiny, the metal too dull, PFs handles too cheap and the "DREAM" logo font on the drip tray looks ...
by zedex
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 31638

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I talked to Ty at CCS and told her i wanted the display,black box and wiring harness for the dream. I cant see any reason why the new display cant be retrofitted in a v2 other than cost. She said she will let me know when the parts are available. What i am thinking will happen is if i were to requir...
by zedex
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: VII In Warranty Problems
Topic: Random problem.
Replies: 0
Views: 8821

Random problem.

Hi. So my v2 is working excellent as it should. But i am having a random problem where the timer is not turning on the machine or off. The machine timer schedule is as follows. Monday through Friday, machine turns on at 5:30 am turns off 7am. Turns on again 3pm, turns off at 6 pm. Simple Saturday /S...
by zedex
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Got a link?
by zedex
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Thanks. I know how i am going to mod that grinder. I just dont know whether i want to spend $250 on it. I need to find a used one.
Ohhhh. Endo?. You have a used one that your sick of, am i right? :)
by zedex
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

I notice that there is a cheezy ring and cover that sits on top of the pharos. The ring must be a bean enclosure for pouring but that cover? Is it needed?
by zedex
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: HG-One Grinder?
Replies: 71
Views: 22018

Re: HG-One Grinder?

HIJACK.....

Endo. How is the Pharos working out for you? Did you get the spanking under control? I was thinking of buying one to modify it but will wait until someone such as yourself says yay or nay.
by zedex
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: My timer keeps great time. NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: My timer keeps great time. NOT

:grin: Yea. It gets better by the day. :-P

Mary at CCS never did reply to my email. :shock:
by zedex
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Breville BES900XL - Competition?
Replies: 15
Views: 8302

Re: Breville BES900XL - Competition?

And so it begins..... I have noticed that on CG, people with the breville are experiencing problems with the portafilter coming loose when pulling a shot or cleaning. This being so i wonder if the angle of the portafilter ramp is too steep. Could be the gasket is breaking down so you need to crank o...
by zedex
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: My timer keeps great time. NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: My timer keeps great time. NOT

Doesn't surprise me. I have an old wind up that keeps better time. I contacted Mary at CCS, lets see what she says. :grin:
by zedex
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: My timer keeps great time. NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

My timer keeps great time. NOT

Hi. I had to reset the clock on my timer yesterday. In the 7 months i have owned it. It was only 15 minutes fast. Thats 4.28 seconds per day. :shock: Thats pretty sad. :lol:

Whats yours like?
by zedex
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Breville BES900XL - Competition?
Replies: 15
Views: 8302

Re: Breville BES900XL - Competition?

Curious if anyone has pulled the cover off the breville to see what plastic bits there are.
by zedex
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 40570

Re: Basket Improvements

Here ya go. 53 mm for the Spaz. 1/2 way down the page.

http://www.tidaka.net/contents/de/d7_Si ... e_VST.html
by zedex
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 40570

Re: Basket Improvements

I closely examined my "off center basket" and even though it is not centered. The holes all look the same. There were no blocked holes and was symetrical. I would love to examine the VST and the stocker under microscope and see the difference. I would imagine the stock basket would be a rougher hole...
by zedex
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 40570

Re: Basket Improvements

JohnB wrote: Face it, the Italian espresso machine industry survives today because of only one reason; no competition. If the Far East ever gets serious about this segment the majority of the Italian companies will be closed within a year & deservedly so.
I could not agree more. :grin:
by zedex
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 40570

Re: Basket Improvements

Holy crap. I just noticed my v2 basket,its as bad as endos but not as bad as kimh,s.:) I would bet $50 right now that all those SPAZ baskets are made in china. The holes also look punched to me. Im sure its about a 3 second process blasting out those baskets in a punch press. Chunk chunk chunk. I do...
by zedex
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: v2 volumetric sensor exploded view
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: v2 volumetric sensor exploded view

I couldnt find anything online but after using the machine, everything seems fine so it must be in correctly.
Thanks
by zedex
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: v2 volumetric sensor exploded view
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

v2 volumetric sensor exploded view

Hi. So my siliconed volumetric sensor that i repaired a few months ago started leaking again so i switched it out with the new one. One concern though. The two fittings that screw to the brass sensor body both have springs. The one fitting has a straight horizontal fitting and has a spring, that one...
by zedex
Thu May 10, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Back flush procedure
Replies: 22
Views: 3912

Re: Back flush procedure

hmmm. Maybe i should flip the screens more often. Realistically ,i probably flip them every 2 months. So thats about 120 shots. :grin:
by zedex
Wed May 09, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Back flush procedure
Replies: 22
Views: 3912

Re: Back flush procedure

I use that nasty brush to clean above the screens when they are removed. Otherwise i use a toothbrush to clean the screens everyday after the shot. After about a month or so i remove the screens and am amazed at all the black gunk on the brass diffuser.
by zedex
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Just fashion yourself an auger out of cardboard attached to the shaft. Make it the shape of the funnel. As you crank and grind the auger spits it out the hole.

Oh hell wait. That wont work, the funnel is offset. Send it to me and i will modify it in my 80 ton press. :grin:
by zedex
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Endo.. Does your pharos have the funnel? I was looking inline and service bulletin 3-617 :grin: ,there is a funnel that goes inside the bottom portion that funnels the grounds. This should at least work allot better. I didn't realize that the pharos is just one guy making these things in his shop 1 ...
by zedex
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Are you satisfied with your Vario ?
Replies: 33
Views: 7555

Re: Are you satisfied with your Vario ?

I am super satisfied with my vario. I have had it for probably 4 years now and its still great. I use it mostly 99% for espresso but in the summer i grind course for camping trips. Other than that, i had to recalibrate it once,run grindz through it once. No complaints. It will be a frosty day in hel...
by zedex
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: electronic timer auto DST
Replies: 21
Views: 3888

Re: electronic timer auto DST

lol. The timer is pretty funny. :grin: 1) The up/down arrows are backwards. :shock: 2)The clock itself is very inaccurate,so inaccurate that i have a wind up mantle clock from the very early 1900s and it keeps better time. :shock: 3)The timer itself looks circa 1973 and is truly a retro timer.I am a...
by zedex
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: electronic timer auto DST
Replies: 21
Views: 3888

electronic timer auto DST

So. I had my timer set for daylight savings time and it did not work. So my machine was cold this morning. So i read the manual :grin: which in itself is strange. It says in the manual and i quote "The clock module automatically adjusts for daylight savings time,if selected. HOWEVER,this feature has...
by zedex
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

LOL....wow. I am truly stunned.
Was that Annie Lenox at the end of the vid, long lost song that brings back memories.

On second thought Endo. Don't send me that thing. I swear i will put it in my 80 ton press and squish that thing flat. $1500 for a k10 sounds like a smokin deal. :grin:
by zedex
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Are you frickin' kidding me????? I would rather use a lemon zester and do each bean individually.
by zedex
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Sounds like too many flaws to mod. Better starting off with a better manual with decent burs and modding that.
by zedex
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

How does it work. I cant tell by the picture nor pictures on the net. I have a rather large machine/fabrication shop and could probably figure something out. My sister is looking for a grinder for her new silvia(my old silvia):) She does not want to plunk down 500 on a vario and if this is a viable ...
by zedex
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Pharos
Replies: 65
Views: 13864

Re: Pharos

Send it to me Endo. I will build something to make it work.
by zedex
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Speedster is too much industrial bling for me. I think that's why i like the v2. Its pretty subtle and doesn't take over the kitchen. The speedster for some reason makes me think of a crazy ass toaster. :lol: I originally thought about making SS sides but that would be too much +time consuming. Mayb...
by zedex
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

What i was thinking of doing was removing the plastic side panels and machining 3/8 holes into all the corners of the side panels. Then i would get some stainless allen head bolts, cut the threads off and glue the heads of the allen bolts into the holes i machined. This would give the illusion that ...
by zedex
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

I tried to like it, i swear. :lol: The wife was against it from the get go. You know what they say, happy wife,happy life.
I found the red was in your face, the black makes the machine disappear in the corner.
by zedex
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Hi. Just wanted to update the thread. After 1 months use i am happy to say the drain is great. Works really nice and everything drains completely and quickly. No standing water whatsoever. After always having to pull out a tray for 10 + years on various machines, it a nice to be able to just never h...
by zedex
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Plumbing question

Yes Louis. That's the one. Its good quality but extremely heavy . Made an aluminum cradle to hang it under my kitchen counter so it would not put undo stress on the plastic lines. Just seemed odd that a regulator of this weight would not have a bracket of some sort.
by zedex
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Plumbing question

Yea Jed. I got a regulator from CC and was not impressed. The guage was fine but no mounting bracket to speak of, so i had to make one. :-(
by zedex
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Preparing mini S1V2 for storage/shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

Re: Preparing mini S1V2 for storage/shipping

I think if i were to ship my machine i would completley remove the top cap and wrap it up seperately. That way any remaining moisture could still drain into the vol. sensor body and cause no damage. Nice thing is its really easy to get to and simply removes with an allen key.There is also a fine rub...
by zedex
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: whats this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: whats this?

Interesting read.Judging by your post of your particular occurence. I assume you had the brew temp up to 95 since all your lights up to 95 were on. Also interesting that some temp lights stay blinking, the machine must have been on a heat cycle during the shutdown. Since some temp lights stay blinki...
by zedex
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: whats this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: whats this?

Thanks Chas. I guess im just lucky with these rare occurences. :grin:
by zedex
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: whats this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

whats this?

Hi. I have my v2 on a timer. So today, the machine came on at its set time, but it didnt quite turn off. The three temp lights stayed on green, and the on/sby green light flashed as normal. Whazzup with the 3 lights? :grin:
Thanks
by zedex
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: humidor for beans ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

humidor for beans ??

Hi. Has anyone tried a humidor to keep their beans fresher,longer. It works for cigars so i thought maybe beans might benefit.
by zedex
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: 15 and 20amp option on Mini
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: 15 and 20amp option on Mini

Mine is 15/20 switch. Bought in Dec 2011 from CCS. CCS probably has his machines build with the covetted 15/20 sticker. :grin:
by zedex
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

:grin:



I finished the tray, with drain, and it works perfectly.................... so far. :lol:
by zedex
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Thanks very much. :smile: I found some brass fittings that will work for the drain, but cant find a stainless 3/8" pipe nut so i will have to make one. I should have a few minuted tomorrow to make one up and weld the nut into the tray. Hopefully the drain will work like i think it will. :shock: I do...
by zedex
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Is the tray virtually the same on the mini? I would consider anything. ;-)
by zedex
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

The decal can be removed by getting behind a corner of the decal with an exacto knife and gently prying it out. Its a flexible decal and has some depth. Keep prying until you can grab it with your fingers and gently remove it. It comes off and the sticky part stays with the decal so you can reapply ...
by zedex
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Hi guys. I was able to peel off the v2 sticker. Looks great on the tray. Will take a pic.
by zedex
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Thanks :grin: The decal is inset into the plastic tray so i would have to pry it out. :shock: I will see if its removable without destroying it. :mrgreen:
by zedex
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

well. here it is . I have not installed my drain yet, but thats the easy part. Making this tray was a huge PITA.The bottom is angled towards the front, and sides are angled toward center so all water drains to the very front center where my drain will be. I will give you 4 photos for you viewing ple...
by zedex
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 20772

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

Actually, i am in the process of building an all stainless self draining drip tray .:) And i am building it so all liquids drain into the front center of the tray. :shock: I know its a crazy concept,completely out there :grin: It is 1/8" 304 brushed stainless ,not the shiny stuff that looks like chr...
by zedex
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!

My steam want makes a squeeking sound as well, but its the spring inside the ball mechanism so i live with it. It seems to be quieting down somewhat, so it doesnt bother me really. My silvia steam wand was dead quiet so i immediately noticed this wand.
by zedex
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!

Try preinfusion for 1 second until your line pressure is at proper levels.
by zedex
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!

My pucks are dry on my v2 and quality of shots is excellent. Once you bring your line pressure down to 30 lbs your pucks will probably be drier.Preinfusion is at line pressure so in your case 80lbs.
by zedex
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!

I agree with the looks of the V2 being pleasing to the eye. The other stainless brands IMO look like they belong in a medical lab,they look too sterile with twisted tubes and guages. I did like the look of my old silvia though. It was suptle.
by zedex
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: New owner here.....waaaazzzzup!

Sup.... :grin:
by zedex
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Vivaldi 2 ? Are the shiny bits stainless?
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Vivaldi 2 ? Are the shiny bits stainless?

That's good news i guess.
I should have said the cheaper grade of stainless.:) They use it in mufflers etc.It should brush ok.
Thanks
by zedex
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Vivaldi 2 ? Are the shiny bits stainless?
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Vivaldi 2 ? Are the shiny bits stainless?

Hi. I was examining the stainless front and was looking at the almost mirror finish. Is that chrome plate on mild steel? Reason i as is, a magnet sticks to the steel very well so its either low grade stainless or chrome plate mild steel. If its stainless i will probably brush it, not a fan of the sh...
by zedex
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Hi. It came direct from CCS. They sent everything,the brass base,the plastic top,the innards and the sensor. From the package it is all assembled as 1 piece.
by zedex
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

My parts showed up today. Thats crazy fast service. So all is good in Vivaldi land.
by zedex
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Beans storage, parameter alterations, etc. Questions???
Replies: 10
Views: 2813

Re: Beans storage, parameter alterations, etc. Questions???

I dont actually agree with timing shots. Every bean is different. If you know what a good shot looks like visually,thats the reference i use. So when i start on a new bean,i watch my shot, if it happens to end when my machine shuts off,...good. If it doesnt,then adjust(reprogram) the time for your n...
by zedex
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Would you like to see an all stainless V2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Would you like to see an all stainless V2?

Hi. I doubt i would attempt to sell the SS side panels. It would not be cost effective. Way too much labour involved unless the person interested has deep pockets.Rough estimation $1000.The sides would be almost exactly like the originals with all the curves.It would have to be brushed, polishing is...
by zedex
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Would you like to see an all stainless V2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Would you like to see an all stainless V2?

Hi. I have a fabrication/machine shop and i'm batting around the idea in my head of an all SS V2. The sides 1/8 SS,contoured just like the originals. The tray would be a bit squarer on the front and would accommodate the timer. The drain tray would be angled toward the drain at back of tray . The gr...
by zedex
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

ok. So. Its fixed. A tiny amount of permatex around the seating base and viola. No more leak. I will switch it out once the new parts arrive.
Good talking to you guys.
Regards
Colin
by zedex
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Jason at CCS is sending me a new flow meter plus are also sending me the brass base, in case the brass was compromised by freezing pressure. Such great service at CC.
by zedex
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Plus the fact that its the lowest elevation on the machine. A small bleed screw would work in the brass body.
by zedex
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

I took the sensor apart and yes, the base is cracked. I glued it up but the problem is the plastic base is distorted from probably the force of frozen water,and the seal is also distorted pretty bad as it was forced out of its original position. Its back together but the seal is damaged so it still ...
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

ahhhhh. Thank you. :drunken:
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

chas wrote:Check out this thread from earlier this month. Sound familiar?

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1651&p=19297&hilit ... ter#p19297
lol. Looks vaguely familiar. :grin:
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Chas. Since your sitting right here. Question. When i pull a shot,using the 2 cup button i have it programed for about 40 seconds.Works great. But when i do a flush with no coffee in the PF,just to heat up the PF, the shot lasts about ...i dunno, 6 seconds? I take it the volumetric sensor senses the...
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Yea. It doesnt leak much water,probably about an ounce or so and collects under the boiler so,no biggie.Will just have a cloth under it until CCS sends out a new part.
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Thanks Chas. This machine was a "buyers remorse" machine and was a display model at CC. So water freeze issue as you describe would make perfect sense since i doubt CC could get all water out of machine . I will email CCS with this link. Regards Colin Thankfully the machine looks like its pretty eas...
by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Thanks. Heres the culprit. http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/zedex/s2-1.jpg I can see the water bubbling out from under that plastic piece in front of the boiler.Im not super happy about that.
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by zedex
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: new sII,Leaky???

Thanks Slo. I will check it out today. If i fold up a half sheet of paper towel and stick it under the boiler to wick up the water, when i pull it out its completely soaked, so it may be more than a tablespoon.:(
by zedex
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: new sII,Leaky???
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

new sII,Leaky???

Hi. I bought a new s2 a month ago from CCS and i see some water that accumulates under the large boiler on the left of the machine behind the drip tray. It seems to appear when i start up the machine. I hear some hissing and see steam and finally about a tablespoon collects in and around under the b...
by zedex
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: What's on your holiday espresso list?
Replies: 23
Views: 6550

Re: What's on your holiday espresso list?

Yea. The timer is backwards in terms of arrows but no real problem. It is worth the money as far as im concerned,very easy to program and seamless integration. I just tuck the timer behind the machine,no need to look at it. Chris of CCS was kind enough to throw a timer in to my purchase.:) Whay a gu...
by zedex
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: VII and drain tube goes where?
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

Re: VII and drain tube goes where?

Thanks. Thattle work. :grin:
by zedex
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: VII and drain tube goes where?
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

VII and drain tube goes where?

Hi.New guy with first question. I ordered a v2 a while back from CC and have yet to recieve it but am going through the install in my mind. When i install the drain tube to the tray where does the tube end up? Tell me you dont run it over the counter into the sink? :shock: Is there a fitting that ad...

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