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Date: 03 Apr 2007 18:02:20
From: JeeWee
Subject: Hot water tap
Hello group,


My Bezzera BZ99 (Pasquini) has a bad hot water tap. It sometimes squeeks
and sometimes spills water next to the knob. It takes quite some force to
close it. Of couse it leaks if it's not closed properly.

My question: Do I need to replace the whole tap or can I just replace the
gaskets? If so I will replace the steam valve gaskets as well.



Friendly greetings from the Netherlands,




JW







 
Date: 04 Apr 2007 22:54:59
From: JeeWee
Subject: Thanks Everyone!
JeeWee <vlaflipremovethis@freemail.nl > wrote in
news:Xns9907CC02AA4JeeWee@193.202.122.102:

> Hello group,
>
>
> My Bezzera BZ99 (Pasquini) has a bad hot water tap. It sometimes
> squeeks and sometimes spills water next to the knob. It takes quite
> some force to close it. Of couse it leaks if it's not closed properly.
>
> My question: Do I need to replace the whole tap or can I just replace
> the gaskets? If so I will replace the steam valve gaskets as well.
>
>
>
> Friendly greetings from the Netherlands,
>
>
>
>
> JW
>
>





 
Date: 04 Apr 2007 12:03:13
From: DavidMLewis
Subject: Re: Hot water tap
On Apr 3, 11:27 pm, JeeWee <vlaflipremovet...@freemail.nl > wrote:
> Is there a special grease available or would vaseline be food-safe enough?
>
Here's one I've used successfully: <http://www.refrigtech.com/
siliconegrease.html >. Another is LubriPlate Pure Tac, here: <http://
lubriplate.com/Products/FoodGrade2.htm >. That's available at bearing
supply houses.

Best,
David



 
Date: 03 Apr 2007 19:24:21
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Hot water tap

probably replacing a couple of o-rings and lubing the adjustment
threads with food safe grease would fix it.




On 03 Apr 2007 18:02:20 GMT, JeeWee <vlaflipremovethis@freemail.nl >
wrote:

>Hello group,
>
>
>My Bezzera BZ99 (Pasquini) has a bad hot water tap. It sometimes squeeks
>and sometimes spills water next to the knob. It takes quite some force to
>close it. Of couse it leaks if it's not closed properly.
>
>My question: Do I need to replace the whole tap or can I just replace the
>gaskets? If so I will replace the steam valve gaskets as well.
>
>
>
>Friendly greetings from the Netherlands,
>
>
>
>
>JW
>
>


  
Date: 04 Apr 2007 06:27:55
From: JeeWee
Subject: Re: Hot water tap
Barry Jarrett <barry@rileys-coffee.com > wrote in
news:hea513lviq5v8dvur4v4l3h9fsi756d63d@4ax.com:

>
> probably replacing a couple of o-rings and lubing the adjustment
> threads with food safe grease would fix it.
>
>
Is there a special grease available or would vaseline be food-safe enough?


Greetings,

JW



   
Date: 04 Apr 2007 09:11:17
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Hot water tap
JeeWee wrote:
>
> Is there a special grease available or would vaseline be food-safe enough?
>

I use Rocol Foodlube:

<http://www.rocol.com/lubricants/english/maintenance/keybrands/foodlube.php >

Vaseline is OK, but tends to go runny in high temp situations. Rocol
is not expensive, and should be readily available - the site above
shows local distributors, I believe.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)



    
Date: 04 Apr 2007 11:44:56
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Hot water tap
The product you mentioned is fine but there are many other brands of food
safe grease. In addition to restaurant supply houses (especially those that
sell electric grinders, slicers, etc.) food safe silicone grease is also
used in scuba diving equipment so dive shops have it.


"Danny" <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com > wrote in message
news:57h4r0F2dbinfU1@mid.individual.net...
> JeeWee wrote:
>>
>> Is there a special grease available or would vaseline be food-safe
>> enough?
>>
>
> I use Rocol Foodlube:
>
> <http://www.rocol.com/lubricants/english/maintenance/keybrands/foodlube.php>
>
> Vaseline is OK, but tends to go runny in high temp situations. Rocol is
> not expensive, and should be readily available - the site above shows
> local distributors, I believe.
>
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>
> http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
> (apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)
>
>




     
Date: 04 Apr 2007 20:40:09
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Hot water tap
Jack Denver wrote:
> The product you mentioned is fine but there are many other brands of food
> safe grease. In addition to restaurant supply houses (especially those that
> sell electric grinders, slicers, etc.) food safe silicone grease is also
> used in scuba diving equipment so dive shops have it.

I didn't say it was the only one, just the one I use. Just trying to
help - I'm sure there are 101 food safe greases available.

In all honesty, once the valve seals are done there should be no need
for grease. The valves in my machines only squeak when they are
leaking. Once the seal is changed they are fine, and I've never
greased them. I only grease the lever ratchet mechanism.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)