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    IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

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    HI there, this is my first post, just registered today with andy and all of you wonderful folks here who have made my espresso shots 14,000 times better than i had been making prior to CS wisdom. And to think you probably didnt even realise this...

    still working out the posting but ill get the hang of it so apologies in advance. this is the third time im sending this post/question.

    to help you answer this Q, the beskaet is standard on 3yr old krups xp4020 / 2040 or something like that. basic thermoblock.

    heres a better pic i think

    thanks so much

    ronnie

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    I cant tell from the picture but it does look strange with those 8 slits.

    Hold it up to the light and (looking from underneath) if you can only see the light coming through those 8 slits instead of dozens of holes, then its pressurised.

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    thanks.
    if i look thru the bottom of the basket the slits are definitely larger than the tiny holes but i can see thru the holes too.

    i have a feeling its some sort of pressurised device but wasnt certain.

    would you have any idea where to pick up a basket that fits? the inside diameter is ~54mm

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    If all the holes are holes then its not pressurised.

    No idea where to find replacement baskets.

    Someone who knows should be along soon.

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    thanks alot for your help.
    i have actually converted my PF to naked by (thanks krups) removing the screw at the bottom of the pf (its plastic, in 3 parts for some reason), so no hacking of metal was required. i manage to get some fairly ok shots this way when its naked.

    another Q: would a normal double basket have a smaller diameter screen compared to the diameter at the opening (the top)? as you can see from the photo, the actual screen is quite small.

    ronnie
    hope to have some answers soon and cease the barrage of questions...

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    Quote Originally Posted by roknee link=1192621477/0#4 date=1192627019
    thanks alot for your help.

    another Q: would a normal double basket have a smaller diameter screen compared to the diameter at the opening (the top)? as you can see from the photo, the actual screen is quite small.

    ronnie
    hope to have some answers soon and cease the barrage of questions...
    Hi Ronnie,

    Most of the normal double baskets that I have seen would have some taper on the sides, but the screen diameter would be relatively much larger than what is shown in the pictures above. Whereas single baskets tend to have significantly smaller screen size compared to the opening at the top.

    Sometimes the shape of the basket can be a factor in the extraction, which would be why some people have gone to the LM double basket, although mostly it is because it will hold more grinds.....however only fits 58mm pf.

    If the naked arrangement is working for you on your machine, then suggest continue using it ;)

    Regards
    Bullitt

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    thanks for ur help.
    i think ill try and see if i can find a basket that fits my pf, and that hasnt got any plastic bits.
    i wonder if my shot quality will improve?

    ronnie

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    Quote Originally Posted by roknee link=1192621477/0#4 date=1192627019
    Q: would a normal double basket have a smaller diameter screen compared to the diameter at the opening (the top)? as you can see from the photo, the actual screen is quite small.
    Yes, Its a strange looking Double Basket for sure. Most doubles only taper down slightly from the rim to the screen at the bottom, this one has a shape more consistent with a Single Basket based on my limited experience,

    Mal.

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    thanks for your replies.
    what would be the easiest way to get myself a more "normal" basket that fits my kruppy?

    ronnie

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    Re: IS THIS A PRESSURISED BASKET?

    never mind....ive just lucked in, and won a carezza so time for some improved shots me thinks!!

    aaron



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