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Date: 16 Jan 2007 07:01:57
From: 12ants@gmail.com
Subject: need Cimbali Jr. vacum breaker valve replacement.
Ken and others,

Hey there, I know I've not posted in a while, non the less I do read. I
need to replace the vacum breaker valve on my older Cimbali Jr. vibe
pour-over. Not quite sure what size to get thouth I only find 1/4 or
3/8 valves and it aint no 1/4.
The old one has started to hiss dispite the cleaning and replacement
o-rings.

anly leads would be great.

regards





 
Date: 16 Jan 2007 11:39:52
From: daveb
Subject: Re: need Cimbali Jr. vacum breaker valve replacement.
www.chriscoffee.com


dave



 
Date: 16 Jan 2007 08:54:18
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: need Cimbali Jr. vacum breaker valve replacement.
<12ants@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1168959715.790820.197710@s34g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Ken and others,
>
> Hey there, I know I've not posted in a while, non the less I do read. I
> need to replace the vacum breaker valve on my older Cimbali Jr. vibe
> pour-over. Not quite sure what size to get thouth I only find 1/4 or
> 3/8 valves and it aint no 1/4.
> The old one has started to hiss dispite the cleaning and replacement
> o-rings.
>
> anly leads would be great.
>
> regards
>

Pete,

It is a standard and basically generic part. You can either buy a Cimbali
branded one from a Cimbali dealer for ~$30 or $35 if you can't get a
discount, or you can buy one of the cheap knockoff ones that you can find
for $6 or $8 retail. The Cimbali one is nicer but not worth the cost. I
can't find a good picture of the knockoff one on the web, but there is a
generic cheap vacuum breaker that will fit home machines that also fits the
Junior. I bought several of them a while back from EspressoResource.com, as
part of a larger order. One of them only lasted about 6 months but the
second one is doing much better. EPNW stocks this part as do probably many
other dealers. Since the part is cheap it would be st to combine it in a
larger order with group gaskets and other parts you'll need eventually;
otherwise the shipping cost is going to be half of the total.

If you call up Michael or Angelo at espressoresource.com (818-786-7179) they
will know exactly what I'm talking about. I'd buy 2 or 3 of them as they
are disposable parts. They also have the best bottomless PFs for Cimbalis
I've ever seen, which are cut first and THEN plated, giving a much nicer
appearance and feel to the ones you find on most other sites. They are also
dealers for Puly, my favorite backflush cleaner. I like the tablets.

ken