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    Nispira balance siphon EXPLODED

    I followed the directions to a T. I used denatured alcohol, as was recommended by this forum. That part seemed to work very well. But I waited and waited, and nothing appeared in the glass. Then the siphon simply popped off and went flying into the air. I tried it again, starting from the beginning. This time I put the siphon in more tightly. This time, at least a tiny bit of steam started to appear in the glass. But then, the siphon exploded again, even more violently.

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    Sounds like the filter is too dense or you're using too much/too fine coffee...

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    +1 To Mals post from here T.C.

    I would make sure you grind your beans to a little coarser than for a French press and maybe change your filter over...Filters for Harios are easy to come by so when you are in the coffee supply place maybe ask them if doing that could help.

    I must admit I have never had the problem you are having, but I grind my beans by hand so would quite possibly not have the patience to grind them so fine.

    Cheers.

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    I did use the cloth filter (maybe wrapped too tight?). And I ground the beans to medium (maybe coarse is better?). The siphon was resting on the mound of beans – should it have been elevated over it?

    But here’s something I’m curious about. This siphon – how do I know that it is not obstructed in some way? As an experiment, I put one end into a cup of water, and tried to suck on the other end with my mouth. I could not get one drop of water into my mouth. Not a drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardoCiampa View Post
    ...how do I know that it is not obstructed in some way? As an experiment, I put one end into a cup of water, and tried to suck on the other end with my mouth. I could not get one drop of water into my mouth. Not a drop.
    Yep, that's how I would have tested it and yep, sounds like it has a manufacturing blockage.

    Maybe you can clear it with a piece of wire?
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    How did you go L.C?

    Did you manage to fix your problem?

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    How did you go L.C?Did you manage to fix your problem?Cheers.
    Iíve been afraid to try to it again! Perhaps I will stop at the hardware store and see if they have a pipe cleaner that is small enough to put inside the siphon. Do you think thatís what I should do? It does appear that thereís an obstruction ...

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    Bought the pipe cleaners. Put them in as far as I could. But it’s no use. If you blow into one end, absolutely nothing happens at the other end. And as you can see from the photo, there doesn’t appear to be any way to take this siphon apart.C51D8E23-9CFD-447D-8068-D700C8CC8B71.jpg

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Have you tried pushing a small gauge length of wire though the pipe?
    Might be enough to shift what ever's in there...

    Otherwise, follow Andy's advice and contact the seller and explain the situation.

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