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Topic: p'stat (7 msgs / 181 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
Spoke to Cora's tech this morning--he said the p'stat is defective;   
thus  it "dries out" ifleft on too long and needs to be replaced,  
Cora's cost of course.  He is the only one on duty this week, so even  
if I brought it  in today he couldn't do anything with it till Mon.  
(tomorrow is only their North Side delivery, not service, day).  He   
says if I power it up and let it warm up at least 1/2 hr. and then   
shut it off between shots I should be fine till Mon.  In the  
meantime,  should I need espressoor a  cappa sooner, then I can do the  
Miss Silvia "cheat" until the Cora is ready to use. At any rate, if I  
get  it there Mon. (when his assistantis back from vacation) they'll  
put a  rush on replacing the p'stat and get it back to me  a week from  
tomorrow (sooner if I come pick it up).
Sandy Andina
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2) From: raymanowen
"...they'll put a rush on replacing the..."
Who in Blazes suggested that? Rush nothing. Have them warranty their work in
writing and give you the old parts. Or is there a core charge on
pressurestats? NOT!!
Isn't your machine kinda' new?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
There will be a charge for the Vaseline...
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3) From: Sandy Andina
You misunderstood, Ray.  What they meant was that they'd bump the job  
to the head of the service dept. queue so that the machine would be  
repaired and ready to deliver to me next Thurs.  The repair/ 
replacement AND the delivery are free.
Sandy Andina
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On May 29, 2008, at 1:52 AM, raymanowen wrote:
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4) From: raymanowen
I guess I should admit to being a fraud.
OK- on one hand, I consider it low brow to want a home roaster that
automatically delivers roasted coffee at the push of a sequence of buttons,
on roast sizes up to 5kg.
Aha! It is a drum roaster, and the trier has been replaced by a
spectrophotometer with variable wavelength and switchable- %absorption and
%reflectance readouts and built-in chart recorder.
Funny how that came to mind- it's been my cash cow this week! On the other
hand, I've been taking names of companies that build faulty equipment that
lacks adequate gadgets to keep the flaming toys clean after brewing shots.
The Behmor roaster is a counter example- a machine that doesn't need a
legion of repair depots to keep running. A well thought-out design, well
supported by The Man. No mob of support people could maintain a poor design.
Is it just me, or is it normal to think that when you buy an advertised
purpose-built machine, you can anticipate it to fulfill the entire purpose
for which it was built?
Iechyd da, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
The name goes on before the quality goes in... and we're their proving
ground.
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
RayO, sometimes I find your posts spot on, others such as this good comic
relief! 
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Really? The art in such a machine would be designing the profile so the
buttons did what you wanted them to do. Not to mention oft times some newer
to learning the craft may be fearful of attempting to even roast a premium
bean. Would it be fraud if a more experienced roaster who happened to have
experience with the same particular roaster as the newbie could say given
weight X for bean Y with ambient temp Z and voltage under load Q push this
button sequence for roast A or this button sequence for roast B. Case in
point a number of people have already expressed apprehension or down right
fear at roasting a bean such as $60 1/2LB Panama Esmeralda Gesah. Ability to
accurately control and replicate a roast low brow indeed. 
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Now that's roll on the floor hilarious. A USRC 5k is capable of roasting up
to 48# per hour, must have a VERY large household to consider that a Home
Roaster! Even my wee 3k is capable of 32# an hour.
 
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Just about exactly that is already being done some cutting edge commercial
systems.
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Sometimes expectations are unrealistic. If referring to low end espresso
machines that are not designed to be backflushed they do indeed have a way
to keep them clean, through the tank cleaning. But it ain't quick like with
a more expensive espresso machines. Get what you pay for sometimes.
 
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True enough.
 
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Anyone who believes 100% of any "advertising" is foolish IMO. It's the
buyers responsibility to research an item's actual abilities and limitations
and determine IF it indeed fulfills the purpose they want fulfilled. If a
low end espresso machine is not designed to be backflushed don't buy it or
don't backflush it simple as that.
Time to end this break and continue on into this work day's hour 16,
roasting labeling bagging etc. done, roast beef sliced, Swiss and Cheddar to
go...
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6) From: raymanowen
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:13 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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 It was not clear that it's for anything other than show. [Diedrich]"
QED -ro
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7) From: raymanowen
" > on roast sizes up to 5kg."
Now that's roll on the floor hilarious. A USRC 5k is capable of roasting up
to 48# per hour, must have a VERY large household to consider that a Home
Roaster! Even my wee 3k is capable of 32# an hour.
[With opthalmic correction, one might hope to *see the metaphor*] Himmel!
-ro
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:13 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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