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Date: 21 Sep 2006 12:30:18
From: wes
Subject: Changed my group gasked on my Expobar and now it's *really* tight- is that normal?
Hi,

Got my Expobar Pulser up and running again after my pump failed on
Sunday. The machine was a couple years old and had the original group
gasket and shower screen, so I ordered E61 parts from Chris Coffee
along with my new ULKA 52W pump.

The one that came out of it was 8mm, so I ordered that size again. Got
it in, but now my portafilter is super tight- I can't lock it in
without holding on to the machine for leverage.

Is that normal? Will it break in, or did I not do something right. The
gasket had one side with a slight bevel on the edge, and I installed
that side up.

Pulser is Expobar's E61 clone they make themselves, it's not an Italian
E61, does that matter? Anybody have any ideas?


Thanks,

Wes





 
Date: 22 Sep 2006 04:29:34
From: Keith R.
Subject: Re: Changed my group gasked on my Expobar and now it's *really* tight- is that normal?
> Is the size stamped on the gasket? Just because you ordered an 8mm doesn't
> mean that's what they sent you.

Funny you should mention this. I've ordered gaskets from Chris annually
for quite a few years now. I used to order one at a time. Last year I
had the brilliant idea of ordering two (!) to save on shipping. I order
the same size each year and wouldn't you know it the ones I ordered
this time were thicker and kept the pf from tightening enough for me to
be comfortable with. I had to order another one 0.5mm thinner. I think
there is a great amount of manufacturing tolerance in these things,
hence the problems we're encountering...

Keith R.
Warrenton, VA USA



 
Date: 21 Sep 2006 18:03:44
From:
Subject: Re: Changed my group gasked on my Expobar and now it's *really* tight- is that normal?
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Date: 21 Sep 2006 20:14:12
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Changed my group gasked on my Expobar and now it's *really* tight- is that normal?
Is the size stamped on the gasket? Just because you ordered an 8mm doesn't
mean that's what they sent you.
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"wes" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:1158867018.638208.18130@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> Got my Expobar Pulser up and running again after my pump failed on
> Sunday. The machine was a couple years old and had the original group
> gasket and shower screen, so I ordered E61 parts from Chris Coffee
> along with my new ULKA 52W pump.
>
> The one that came out of it was 8mm, so I ordered that size again. Got
> it in, but now my portafilter is super tight- I can't lock it in
> without holding on to the machine for leverage.
>
> Is that normal? Will it break in, or did I not do something right. The
> gasket had one side with a slight bevel on the edge, and I installed
> that side up.
>
> Pulser is Expobar's E61 clone they make themselves, it's not an Italian
> E61, does that matter? Anybody have any ideas?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wes
>




 
Date: 21 Sep 2006 19:55:44
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Changed my group gasked on my Expobar and now it's *really* tight- is that normal?
On 21 Sep 2006 12:30:18 -0700, "wes" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com > wrote:

>Pulser is Expobar's E61 clone they make themselves, it's not an Italian
>E61, does that matter? Anybody have any ideas?

http://www.espressoresource.com has a goodly selection of screens,
baskets and gaskets for the e61 and it's immitators