2576Re: [BUG] Re: New photos
- Mar 1, 2009The handle does slope downwards. Tex wrote the following:
They have the La Marzocca angled handle so they'll sit evenly while
There was a whale of a lot of scale. What is in the photo is not the
total of what was in the boiler. Wonder how well it worked especially
with the element coated too.
I will try the TSP as you suggest. It can't hurt.
On Mar 1, 2009, at 2:31 AM, Jake Wilson wrote:
> --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Robert White <bobwhitequail@...>
> > I have added some more photographs of my Bunn photos (Bob's
> > I have done some "exploded" views as memory joggers for me. They
> > be useful to others also.
> > In two of the photos you can see the photographic bath I was lucky
> > enough to have on hand. It has a heating element which can keep
> > bath at temperatures of up to about 120F. It also has a
> > pump which was very helpful in accelerating the clean up process.
> > Tex mentioned before being able to pump the citric acid through
> > tubes is great. By positioning the tubes in the flow of the pump
> > was able to get the solution to flow through the tubes.
> > Like others in BUG my group head had several parts missing. There
> > no spring, filter, filter holder or o-ring.
> > I found trisodium phosphate to be ineffective in cleaning the area
> > where the Filter Holder Gasket would have been. In the end I used
> > paint stripper. The black residue had become something akin to
> > varnish. I suppose cleaning the coffee oils was not something the
> > previous owners thought to do. I am sure the paint stripper is
> > NSF approved but I figured with repeated rinsing and a couple more
> > citric acid baths it would be fine.
> > Cheers, Bob
> ~~~Nice pics Bob and you had a lot of scale accumulated in that
> boiler, incredible. I also took notice of the handle on your new
> portafilter...it appears to slope downwward, or is that camera
> If I were you I would use a heavy duty TSP solution to remove any
> residue of paint varnish in the group. Heavy Duty as in 1/2 cup TSP
> per 2 gallons hot water. You could try 1/4 cup /2 gallons hot water
> too. Both of those specs are on my 5 lb box of TSP. I think if you
> were to soak in either of those solution strengths for half an hour,
> rinse, saok again in fresh solution until you are satisfied, you'll
> remove all the paint thinner residue
> Reddick Fla.
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