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  • jackbunn
    Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX
    Message 1 of 10 , Feb 2 3:28 PM
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      Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
    • CraigA
      Hi Jack (Fernando), That would work I believe as I ve done that on other various fittings. You can also get something similar to this wax string at Home
      Message 2 of 10 , Feb 2 4:08 PM
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        Hi Jack (Fernando),

        That would work I believe as I've done that on other various fittings. You can also get something similar to this 'wax string' at Home Depot & it's know as a self forming graphited packing (for faucets & such), & it's 24" long.

        Cheers!
        Craig.

        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
        >
      • Tex
        I asked to folks at Cafe Parts/Aristo about this; Hi, Either lots of Teflon tape or order a Teflon/copper gasket with the correct dimension. It looks like a
        Message 3 of 10 , Feb 3 4:12 PM
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          I asked to folks at Cafe Parts/Aristo about this;

          'Hi,
          Either lots of Teflon tape or order a Teflon/copper gasket with the correct dimension.

          It looks like a 1/2" pipe thread connections.

          Regards,
          Rutger de Jong

          Aristo Service & Cafeparts.com
          www.CafeParts.com
          www.AristoService.com'

          Tex

          --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
          >
        • jackbunn
          Teflon tape it is. My frame/panel parts are ready for pickup from the powdercoaters. I m going to pick them up tommorrow. Hopefully I ll be able to start
          Message 4 of 10 , Feb 3 6:20 PM
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            Teflon tape it is. My frame/panel parts are ready for pickup from the powdercoaters. I'm going to pick them up tommorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to start assembly soon. Thanks for the help!!

            --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@...> wrote:
            >
            > I asked to folks at Cafe Parts/Aristo about this;
            >
            > 'Hi,
            > Either lots of Teflon tape or order a Teflon/copper gasket with the correct dimension.
            >
            > It looks like a 1/2" pipe thread connections.
            >
            > Regards,
            > Rutger de Jong
            >
            > Aristo Service & Cafeparts.com
            > www.CafeParts.com
            > www.AristoService.com'
            >
            > Tex
            >
            > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
            > >
            >
          • Tex
            How about lots of pics as you reassemble it? Good luck, Tex
            Message 5 of 10 , Feb 3 8:14 PM
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              How about lots of pics as you reassemble it?

              Good luck,
              Tex

              --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@...> wrote:
              >
              > Teflon tape it is. My frame/panel parts are ready for pickup from the powdercoaters. I'm going to pick them up tommorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to start assembly soon. Thanks for the help!!
              >
              > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@> wrote:
              > >
              > > I asked to folks at Cafe Parts/Aristo about this;
              > >
              > > 'Hi,
              > > Either lots of Teflon tape or order a Teflon/copper gasket with the correct dimension.
              > >
              > > It looks like a 1/2" pipe thread connections.
              > >
              > > Regards,
              > > Rutger de Jong
              > >
              > > Aristo Service & Cafeparts.com
              > > www.CafeParts.com
              > > www.AristoService.com'
              > >
              > > Tex
              > >
              > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
              > > >
              > >
              >
            • Tex
              If this doesn t stop leaks, I do know one guy who had a radiator shop weld/braise his HX T-fitting in place. Saved him ~$800 for new boiler for his 3-group
              Message 6 of 10 , Feb 4 9:28 AM
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                If this doesn't stop leaks, I do know one guy who had a radiator shop weld/braise his HX T-fitting in place. Saved him ~$800 for new boiler for his 3-group machine.

                Tex

                --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@...> wrote:
                >
                > How about lots of pics as you reassemble it?
                >
                > Good luck,
                > Tex
                >
                > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Teflon tape it is. My frame/panel parts are ready for pickup from the powdercoaters. I'm going to pick them up tommorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to start assembly soon. Thanks for the help!!
                > >
                > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > I asked to folks at Cafe Parts/Aristo about this;
                > > >
                > > > 'Hi,
                > > > Either lots of Teflon tape or order a Teflon/copper gasket with the correct dimension.
                > > >
                > > > It looks like a 1/2" pipe thread connections.
                > > >
                > > > Regards,
                > > > Rutger de Jong
                > > >
                > > > Aristo Service & Cafeparts.com
                > > > www.CafeParts.com
                > > > www.AristoService.com'
                > > >
                > > > Tex
                > > >
                > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jackbunn" <jackbunn@> wrote:
                > > > >
                > > > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
                > > > >
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • Bob White
                I used McMaster-Carr # 9561K46 EPDM NSF/FDA accepted Dash No. 211 o- rings. They worked fine for me. I have spares. Bob ... [Non-text portions of this
                Message 7 of 10 , Feb 4 11:26 AM
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                  I used McMaster-Carr # 9561K46 EPDM NSF/FDA accepted Dash No. 211 o-
                  rings. They worked fine for me. I have spares. Bob

                  On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:28 PM, jackbunn wrote:

                  > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I
                  > mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee
                  > fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax
                  > string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on
                  > what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
                  >
                  >
                  >



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                • Tex
                  Good one Bob - did you end up with an extra 99 o-rings? That s the problem with buying in bulk. Tex
                  Message 8 of 10 , Feb 4 12:53 PM
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                    Good one Bob - did you end up with an extra 99 o-rings? That's the problem with buying in bulk.

                    Tex

                    --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Bob White <bobwhitequail@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > I used McMaster-Carr # 9561K46 EPDM NSF/FDA accepted Dash No. 211 o-
                    > rings. They worked fine for me. I have spares. Bob
                    >
                    > On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:28 PM, jackbunn wrote:
                    >
                    > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I
                    > > mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big tee
                    > > fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax
                    > > string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas on
                    > > what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >
                    >
                    >
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                  • Bob White
                    Just an extra eight. Not bad. Bob ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    Message 9 of 10 , Feb 4 1:55 PM
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                      Just an extra eight. Not bad. Bob

                      On Feb 4, 2010, at 3:53 PM, Tex wrote:

                      > Good one Bob - did you end up with an extra 99 o-rings? That's the
                      > problem with buying in bulk.
                      >
                      > Tex
                      >
                      > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Bob White <bobwhitequail@...>
                      > wrote:
                      > >
                      > > I used McMaster-Carr # 9561K46 EPDM NSF/FDA accepted Dash No. 211 o-
                      > > rings. They worked fine for me. I have spares. Bob
                      > >
                      > > On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:28 PM, jackbunn wrote:
                      > >
                      > > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I
                      > > > mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big
                      > tee
                      > > > fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax
                      > > > string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas
                      > on
                      > > > what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                    • jackbunn
                      I have a great supplier of O-rings close by. I ll go by and see what he has (he is a great espresso tech and hasn t let me down yet). If it doesn t work out I
                      Message 10 of 10 , Feb 4 2:49 PM
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                        I have a great supplier of O-rings close by. I'll go by and see what he has (he is a great espresso tech and hasn't let me down yet). If it doesn't work out I might hit Bob up for a couple.

                        I picked up the body panels back from the powdercoater. They look great. I went with semi-gloss black. Also had the stainless steel panels brushed so they look new as well.

                        Should have some more pics up soon. Thanks guys.

                        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Bob White <bobwhitequail@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Just an extra eight. Not bad. Bob
                        >
                        > On Feb 4, 2010, at 3:53 PM, Tex wrote:
                        >
                        > > Good one Bob - did you end up with an extra 99 o-rings? That's the
                        > > problem with buying in bulk.
                        > >
                        > > Tex
                        > >
                        > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Bob White <bobwhitequail@>
                        > > wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > I used McMaster-Carr # 9561K46 EPDM NSF/FDA accepted Dash No. 211 o-
                        > > > rings. They worked fine for me. I have spares. Bob
                        > > >
                        > > > On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:28 PM, jackbunn wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > > Hi everyone. I was cleaning all the bits of the machine and I
                        > > > > mistakenly pulled off the wax string that was on one of the big
                        > > tee
                        > > > > fitting the go to the HX portion of the boiler. Without the wax
                        > > > > string, the fitting fits really loose into the boiler. Any ideas
                        > > on
                        > > > > what I should use. Would a build up of teflon tape be acceptable?
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