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Date: 16 Oct 2006 08:57:07
From: Jenn
Subject: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
I've recently purchased a double zocco Filter Basket to use in my
Rancilio Sylvia in the hopes of obtaining thicker shots with darker
crema. I have a 58mm tamper that fits nicely into my Rancilio double
filter basket, however when I try to use it in the zocco basket, It
seems to be slightly too large. When I tamp with it, my tamper can get
stuck in the basket (it seems that maybe the basket slightly too
narrow. Has anyone else had this experience? I thought that both
baskets were 58mm so I thought my tamper whould work in both. Any
thoughts? Advice?

Thanks!!

Jenn





 
Date: 17 Oct 2006 06:33:59
From: Jenn
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
Thanks everyone. I'm glad I'm not alone in my tamper issues :-) I too
have found that the first 1/4 inch of my basket fits my 58mm RB tamper
just fine, but past that, not so much. I guess I must have gotten one
of the smaller ones. I wonder if it's worth ordering another one to
see if I get a bigger one this time :-)

Thanks again everyone.

Jenn

Randy G. wrote:
> Everyone's sort of right...
>
> The problem is that the LM baskets have a wide range of tolerances. I
> have two of them- one works great with my 58mm aluminum tamper and the
> other barely works at all, to the extent that a little coffee between
> the tamper and the basket jams the tamper. I believe there was a
> thread about this not too long ago.
>
> Randy "my tamper's too big" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>
>
>
> "Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net> wrote:
> >
> >It seems to be 58mm for the top 1/4 inch, but then it starts to taper in.
> >
> ><Omniryx@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:1161017907.191535.235510@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> >> Harry Moos wrote:
> >>> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have that
> >>> in
> >>> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia
> >>> works
> >>> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.
> >>
> >> I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
> >> fine.
> >>
> >> Will
> >>
> >



  
Date: 17 Oct 2006 09:24:57
From: notbob
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
On 2006-10-17, Jenn <jennifer.wickman@gmail.com > wrote:
> of the smaller ones. I wonder if it's worth ordering another one to
> see if I get a bigger one this time :-)

That's pretty iffy. You might consider putting the tamper through a
360 up against a belt sander.

nb


 
Date: 16 Oct 2006 18:51:03
From: cpl593h
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
If I'm not mistaken, the ridged double basket takes a 57mm tamp base.
It's what I use with mine...



  
Date: 17 Oct 2006 08:16:38
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
"cpl593h" <CPL593H@gmail.com > wrote:

>If I'm not mistaken, the ridged double basket takes a 57mm tamp base.
>It's what I use with mine...
>
I have two stepped LM baskets- the original one (received not long
after they first became popular one works great with the 58mm tamper
and the new one does not. I measured them with a dial caliper and they
are both round, and of different sizes.

Randy "the small one looks bigger in the mirror" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 16 Oct 2006 09:58:27
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
Harry Moos wrote:
> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have that in
> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia works
> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.

I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
fine.

Will



  
Date: 16 Oct 2006 12:31:48
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
It seems to be 58mm for the top 1/4 inch, but then it starts to taper in.

<Omniryx@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161017907.191535.235510@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> Harry Moos wrote:
>> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have that
>> in
>> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia
>> works
>> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.
>
> I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
> fine.
>
> Will
>




   
Date: 16 Oct 2006 14:14:20
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
Everyone's sort of right...

The problem is that the LM baskets have a wide range of tolerances. I
have two of them- one works great with my 58mm aluminum tamper and the
other barely works at all, to the extent that a little coffee between
the tamper and the basket jams the tamper. I believe there was a
thread about this not too long ago.

Randy "my tamper's too big" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote:
>
>It seems to be 58mm for the top 1/4 inch, but then it starts to taper in.
>
><Omniryx@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1161017907.191535.235510@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>> Harry Moos wrote:
>>> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have that
>>> in
>>> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia
>>> works
>>> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.
>>
>> I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
>> fine.
>>
>> Will
>>
>


  
Date: 16 Oct 2006 13:14:38
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit

<Omniryx@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161017907.191535.235510@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> Harry Moos wrote:
>> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have
>> that in
>> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia
>> works
>> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.
>
> I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
> fine.
>
> Will
>

I remember k saying that there was a fairly wide tolerance (like all
over the place) on the baskets. About 3 years ago I posted all the
double basket specs for La zocco ridged, "ridgeless", stock, Ascaso
La z style triple width at a properly loaded basket approx .300" down
into the basket, overall dimentions., etc.
Unfortunately I can't access Coffeegeek to get the URL for the post, &
I'm leaving for day 2 at Trade Show., HostEx 2006
http://www.hostexshow.com/
Craig.



   
Date: 17 Oct 2006 11:32:42
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:4phsvqFis355U1@individual.net...
>
> <Omniryx@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1161017907.191535.235510@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>> Harry Moos wrote:
>>> No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have
>>> that in
>>> the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia
>>> works
>>> OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.
>>
>> I dunno... My RB 58mm tamper fits my several zocco baskets just
>> fine.
>>
>> Will
>>
>
> I remember k saying that there was a fairly wide tolerance (like
> all over the place) on the baskets. About 3 years ago I posted all the
> double basket specs for La zocco ridged, "ridgeless", stock, Ascaso
> La z style triple width at a properly loaded basket approx .300"
> down into the basket, overall dimentions., etc.
> Unfortunately I can't access Coffeegeek to get the URL for the post, &
> I'm leaving for day 2 at Trade Show., HostEx 2006
> http://www.hostexshow.com/
> Craig.

Here's the link;
http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/general/1111#1111
Craig.



 
Date: 16 Oct 2006 11:34:15
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Marzocco Filter Basket in Sylvia - tamper fit
No, the zocca basket is not 58mm. Most sites that sell it have that in
the description. The little plastic tamper that came with my Silvia works
OK in it, but not the 58mm tamper.

"Jenn" <jennifer.wickman@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161014227.769835.171260@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> I've recently purchased a double zocco Filter Basket to use in my
> Rancilio Sylvia in the hopes of obtaining thicker shots with darker
> crema. I have a 58mm tamper that fits nicely into my Rancilio double
> filter basket, however when I try to use it in the zocco basket, It
> seems to be slightly too large. When I tamp with it, my tamper can get
> stuck in the basket (it seems that maybe the basket slightly too
> narrow. Has anyone else had this experience? I thought that both
> baskets were 58mm so I thought my tamper whould work in both. Any
> thoughts? Advice?
>
> Thanks!!
>
> Jenn
>