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Topic: light at the end of the tunnel? (3 msgs / 95 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
Spoke to Roger at Shop Espresso today--my Magister MS-40 is ready, and  
I can pick it up Friday. (The shop is closed till then because they're  
up in Milwaukeef for a coffee trade show).  Hope all is well--it  
worked with just water when he demoed it first time in the shop, so I  
think I'll grind some espresso to take with me to make sure it can  
take the pressure of a full PF (which was what it made it go blooey  
when I first tried it at home).  That way I won't have to schlep it  
back to the shop.  It'll be nice to be able to give Silvia a rest, as  
well as to have a working HX machine again (especially the steaming  
power and hot water tap).
Sandy Andina
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2) From: Mike Chester
Sandy,
You have an incredible amount of patience.  Let's just hope that the light 
at end of the tunnel isn't the headlight on the train.
Mike

3) From: raymanowen
??Hope all is well--it worked with just water when he demoed it first time
in the shop??!!
An espresso machine normally brews espresso shots, but can be proved to your
satisfaction without any coffee in the filter basket? The pump is completely
unloaded since the packed coffee provides resistance to flow that causes the
brewing pressure.
Their next excuse will be "Your roast is too oily or it's too finely ground
for espresso." Under zero pressure, even a bad pump or installation might
look OK and the gaskets might not leak.
I have a modest question: Just how in Blazes do these people check their
repairs?
When I repaired a hydraulic automatic screen printing press for Op Images in
Denver, it was the first one I had seen.
After a full week of my discovering what their hammer mechanics had done to
it and repairing it to factory specs, it ran quietly and smoothly at full
speed with all the safety switches enabled, instead of disabled. I got an
education- it was a safe design. Running it with any of the safeties
disabled was supposed to lock out automatic operation, for obvious reasons.
Bottom line- I tested it at full speed with a half dozen people keeping it
fed with jackets and ink in all the screens. They were all sweating by the
end of the test, but it did the 125 dozen max in an hour. Happy customers
don't bat an eye when they cut a big (I thought) repair check.
They were happier than pigs doing you-know-what! Not having to go back and
go back to make it keep running was a plus for me.
Paying and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for a
"repair" of any machine without the machine's having full function is a
unique concept.
The incompetence of the Abbott and Costello repair shop is a glaring demerit
for whatever brands they're authorized to repair. You're riding the
Archimedes Spiral.
...to have a working HX machine again (especially the steaming power and hot
water tap)
Wanna bet lunch it *Won't?*
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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