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Topic: La P is back up! (6 msgs / 132 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Woohoo!  I just had a wonderful Panama Carmen Estates WP decaf cap'.  The
beans were 10 days post-roast, so still within the deliciousness window.  My
husband had to run up to Seattle this weekend, so he picked up a new rocker
switch at Espresso Parts on his way past Olympia (saved the $10.71 (!!) in
shipping).  It's in, it works, and all is well!  I really missed it.
In a related story - I saved my nickles and recently procurred one of the
used Technivorms off of the SM sale page - I needed something to make a big,
good pot of coffee weekday mornings.  My morning routine with La P had
gotten out of hand.  With it plumbed in the garage at the moment (but the
beans, sink, and grinder are all in the kitchen) it just took too much time
to make all the required morning beverages.  Kitchen, garage, kitchen,
garage, ktichen, garage ... some more.  Crazy pants!  Enter the TV.  It
makes a great cup, but it's not the sweet nectar that I get out of La P.
Evenings and weekends have become that much more delightful.
Anyway, thanks for the advice and hand holding.  I don't know what I'd do
without this list!
Kris McN
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2) From: raymanowen
Kris-
The OEM switch failed once- What prevents it from failing again?
The Old Man could have picked up two switches, saved $21.42 in shipping and
you could have had a spare, never to worry again for a long time.
I can only wonder how much you got raked over the coals for the new sveetch.
They usually fail when they're turned Off. Interrupt current flow, cause an
arc, burn contacts. The workaround for that would be to unplug the machine
Before you switch the machine off. Or only turn it off after the boiler heat
has cycled off.
At any rate, whenever you operate a switch, be very quick and positive when
you move the rocker, toggle or button. The contacts move quickly and you
minimize the arc.
Enjoy that decaf. (There is still more than ten times as much caffeine in it
as the European standard for decaf) Why bother, especially with espresso
brewing?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
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3) From: Kris McN
Thanks for the advice on using the switch, RayO.  I'll start practicing good
rocker switch technique.
Hopefully I won't need another, but we make the trip up to Seattle regularly
(both sets of grandparents live there so we are happily obliged to transport
the wee ones up on a regular basis), passing Espresso Parts NW on the way
and back.  I was frankly shocked at the shipping rates.  The switch itself
cost ~$17, and the cheapest shipping option was $10.71, which is waaaay too
much for such a small item.
Best,
Kris McN
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 1:34 AM,  wrote:
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4) From: Ben Lowery
Kris McN wrote:
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Yeah, EPNW's shipping rates have always struck me as a bit outrageous. I
rarely get stuff from them as a result, as most of the stuff I want is
the smaller bits (calibrated shot glass, Joe Glow, group brush, Silvia
parts, etc) and the shipping often is more than the actual item cost.
That said, i just shipped a half pound of home roast to a friend in TN
(from upstate NY) via UPS and it ran a nice $14... Next time I'm going
to the post office.
--b
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5) From: Ira
At 11:55 AM 9/12/2008, you wrote:
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For out of the way places there is often a substantial adder with 
UPS, if you can ship to his office you might find it much more reasonable.
Today I shipped something ups and included a return tag for him to 
ship the defective part back, $12 there and $7.50 back.  Always seems 
like it ought to be the same or back should be more.
Ira
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6) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brayan_P=E9rea?=
If you live in Europe now you can try a good coffee from Guatemala, San
Rafael Pacun you can find it athttp://www.hasbean.co.uk/product_info.php?cPathD_40&products_id96  is
pretty balanced coffee.
2008/9/9 Kris McN 
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