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    Quote Originally Posted by GunBarista View Post
    Absolute porn.
    Thanks for the photos Paul,
    If this doesn't seal the deal then I don't know what will; Sirai, Gigar, wrapped boiler, spring valves etc.
    All performance parts!
    Absolutely GB. That's what wanted to say by didn't for fear of getting ticked off for retailers bias - yep, that happens occasionally
    I don't usually take internal pics but I think I'll change that. It's nice to show people what's under the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Absolutely GB. That's what wanted to say by didn't for fear of getting ticked off for retailers bias - yep, that happens occasionally
    I don't usually take internal pics but I think I'll change that. It's nice to show people what's under the hood.
    You're a transparent retailer.

    Not many retailers will go out of their way to take photos and dig deep into machines like you do.

    You understand value. When people are dropping this sort of cash on toys the very least a retailer should do is to spend some time and effort to thoroughly showcase what people are about to throw their hard earned cash at, may it be in detailed specs and explanations (better yet if it's from personal experience and I'm loving the fact that you always make aware of what you do at home on your home setup), photos, and if you have a showroom then at least make them coffees from the machines.

    I won't say too much, but you sir have my vote

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    A question if I may about the boiler on the Pro 500.

    Is it copper only? I'd guess that it would have to be a single tank with no seams of any sort due to the pressure it would have to withstand.

    What is the brass "end section" in the second pic?
    I presume it's separate from the boiler. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunBarista View Post
    I won't say too much, but you sir have my vote
    ....and you sir have made my day. Sometimes the forum gets a little heated so a little positive feedback really goes a long way

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    I think the boiler is a tube. The ends of the boiler are brass, they are welded to the copper cylinder. The thermo syphon is a pipe that goes though the boiler and welded each side it emerges - you can see the bulge where it is reduced for the pipe fittings. This is the HX bit. most if not all 'copper' boilers have brass ends. I think for strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dumiya View Post
    I think the boiler is a tube. The ends of the boiler are brass, they are welded to the copper cylinder. The thermo syphon is a pipe that goes though the boiler and welded each side it emerges - you can see the bulge where it is reduced for the pipe fittings. This is the HX bit. most if not all 'copper' boilers have brass ends. I think for strength.
    Thanks Dumiya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Absolutely GB. That's what wanted to say by didn't for fear of getting ticked off for retailers bias - yep, that happens occasionally
    I don't usually take internal pics but I think I'll change that. It's nice to show people what's under the hood.
    I definitely think that would be a worth the effort for you Paul.
    When I was casually dreaming about upgrading to a prosumer machine a few years ago, it was the videos that Whole Latte Love were putting out to showcase the quailty outside and inside of the relatively unknown (in Aus) Profitec range that really ramped up my desire to take the plunge.
    As much as the American web site influenced me, it would have been reassururing to see the same type of videos by an Australian supplier.
    Cheers
    Mal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    As much as the American web site influenced me, it would have been reassururing to see the same type of videos by an Australian supplier.
    Cheers
    Mal
    Hi Mal,
    There are some great American video reviews and I agree, some Aussie ones would be excellent.
    If you saw my first "talk to the camera" video you'll see I have lots of improvements to make before I start that
    If you missed my first video please visit this thread: Paul talking about K Bean Coffee
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    Indeed Paul, I did see your video when you first posted it. It was a good bit of fun and I always like it when you can put a face to a name, makes it a bit more personal.
    Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    Indeed Paul, I did see your video when you first posted it. It was a good bit of fun and I always like it when you can put a face to a name, makes it a bit more personal.
    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks mate - appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    They were a special buy - some of the quieter stores might still have some

    Thanks - works for me!

    I hope ole it came with some free Aldi beans ... yumo!
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    On closer inspection it's actually an ECN Sin-chronic; on the upside it is compatible with Nespresso pods as well as the Aldi ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by readeral View Post
    Need to get me a mat I think. Been intending on it ever since I got my machine! Would solve some cup rattle issues (and tank flap issues)
    Found this in kmart:

    http://www.kmart.com.au/product/sili...FYZjvAodmg8KMQ


    Cut it to shape and cut out some of the dimples aligning with the warming tray holes for ventilation (and peace of mind), good to 250C, I'm using the offcuts as insulation on my roaster. 5 buck bargain IMO.
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    Hmm, could make a handy tamping mat perhaps

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    Heads up guys.

    The new Profitec Pro 500 units land this week after a brief shortage.

    I expect pre-orders to arrive early next week. Thanks to the people with the patience to wait

    Cheers, Paul

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    ....and I forgot to include a link.
    Here it is: www.kbean.com.au/profitec-machines/

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    Black is the new black. Here's the new full stealth Profitec Pro 500:
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    Just like with the Rocket convo previously, I think I prefer a stainless faceplate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by readeral View Post
    Just like with the Rocket convo previously, I think I prefer a stainless faceplate.
    ....mmm. Like this one?

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    ....happy days - this first full stealth Pro 500 is now heading my way. That's just what I need to downsize from my Pro 800
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    That black Pro 700 looks amazing amazing amazing. I want mine done! I'll call you Mr Bean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Black is the new black. Here's the new full stealth Profitec Pro 500:
    Looks like it's wearing a gimp suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Looks like it's wearing a gimp suit.
    It's a little wrong but you just made me think of Red Nose Day I had a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    ....happy days - this first full stealth Pro 500 is now heading my way. That's just what I need to downsize from my Pro 800
    And just like that, another hat bites the dust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    And just like that, another hat bites the dust
    I know Matt. I'm won't be betting my hat again any time soon that's for sure.
    Cough cough... and up come the leather balls

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    Profitec Pro 500

    Just received my Profitec 500 from Paul at Kbean after my trusty nemox dell opera died after 14 years faithful service. My goodness, the Profitec is built like a tank compared to the Nemox. All that beautiful stainless is a delight to have on the bench. I'm getting drinkable coffees from day 1 but still lots to master. There is no rattling and the pump purrs like a thoroughbred. Thanks Paul for your helpful advice and awesome customer service. .
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    Much happy drinking there Listen4Life. Enjoy!
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    Profitec Pro 500

    Quote Originally Posted by Listen4Life View Post
    There is no rattling and the pump purrs like a thoroughbred.
    soooo good.... that's the way it should be. The pump is a highlight of the Pro 500, giving the slow pressure build up of a vibe pump without the usual "vibe rattle."

    Thanks for posting pics and thanks also for the kind words. Enjoy the machine and some great coffee.

    Cheers, Paul
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