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Topic: Leaking AP (7 msgs / 165 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
I've been enjoying the AP recently, opting for it as my coffee consumption
has dropped.  The more I use it, the more I've been noticing that it leaks
as I press.  My first thought was that the reused filters were the
culprit.  But that's not panning out to be the case.  Sporadically, either
with new or reused filters, I'll get mild to significant leakage from
around the filter holder.  I've been careful to check placement of the
filter - no gaps visible.  The only thing I haven't varied is a dampened
filter.  Could that be the culprit?
Maybe tomorrow morn, I'll go with a fresh, dry filter.
If anyone has any advice, I'm all ears!
Thanks,
Jason
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
Was the leak always present? I use two cut gold tone filters on a
daily basis and never had a leak, that I can think of. Are you
grinding so fine that the pressure pushes the water out the sides?
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3) From: R Nepsund
There is probably something between the end cap and the main body.
Look in the circular grove that the end cap screws down into and the
end of the main body.  I could just be a tiny bump of coffee grounds.
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4) From: John Grubbs
I've had what seemed like leakage once or twice when I Aero-pressed a little
too much water into a short cup. That is, I allowed the pressed-through
coffee level to build up in the cup until it reached the bottom of the
filter assembly. After that point, the tiny bit of remaining press came out
the sides of the filter assembly (slightly pressurized, of course), creating
a foam that came out of the cup.
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5) From: Jason Brooks
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I've looked into all so far, except for the
grind.  I need to make myself a note for the morning to coarsen up the grind
a bit.  The channel in the bottom of the AP was spotless.  Cleaned it, but
it didn't help.  Press this morning on a second use filter yielded
significant, though not excessive leaks, all from around the filter disc
holder.
Look and try a few more options.  I'll try to report back when I eliminate a
few other options.
Thanks,
jason
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6) From: Jason Brooks
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Well, I've coarsened the grind the past two mornings and the leaking has
abated.  So, for now, I'll attribute it to a too fine grind.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Jason
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7) From: Dean De Crisce
Hey that's great. I'm traveling to LA, and have my trusty AP, whirly
blade traveler, and 3 day old roasted Harrar with me. A nice combo.
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