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Thread: Rocket R58 vs Profitec 700 vs ECM Synchronika

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowser View Post
    Anyone have the details on the improved hole size?
    old and new, hard to believe the larger holes make so much difference
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    Do you have anyway of measuring the holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowser View Post
    Do you have anyway of measuring the holes?
    The small ones are 0.8mm, haven't bothered to measure the bigger ones

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    thanks, i'll check what mine are tomorrow. I may drill them out to 1.2mm and test

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    mine are 1mm

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    I grabbed a replacement tip today. Factory options are two or four hole; the guys here send the factory two-hole tips to a local place to have a third hole drilled in the centre for people who want a bit more steam performance. It doesn't look noticeably different to my stock two-hole tip otherwise; the holes are perhaps positioned slightly further from the centre, but don't visually look to be any larger.

    What a difference in performance though! Steaming power is now on-par with the LMLM (though of course it won't keep up the power for as long with the smaller boiler).

    Between this and my fast grinders I'm now able to sleep for at least an extra 90 seconds every morning

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    I remember Matt Perger explaining something when talking about his Tampers and the effect of extra 0.05mm; complicated maths, where if a circumference of a circle is increased by just a little, total surface area increases massively.
    I'm guessing it's the same reasoning here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2jewel View Post
    Lots of happier users ☺
    I remember Matt Perger explaining something when talking about his Tampers and the effect of extra 0.05mm; complicated maths, where if a circumference of a circle is increased by just a little, total surface area increases massively.
    I'm guessing it's the same reasoning here..


    I may yet drill out the original two-hole tip a little; most of the time I'm using a 350ml jug so really don't need high power. But it's good to know the power is there if needed!
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    I recently reamed out my stock BFC 2 hole tip with welding tip cleaners. Worked a treat if you don't have suitable drill bits. I always assumed that it was slow to steam because I had come from a cimbali junior and was spoilt before. Turns out the 1.3l boiler can hold it's own speed wise if you're doing up to ~400ml

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    Damn you guys, i'm going to have to mod mine now
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    Got the better of me and I drilled a third 1mm hole in the centre. Definitely an improvement, much stronger frothing now. They should come like this from new

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