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    La Pavoni Professional Element Gasket

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    I had planned to spend some of my Sunday replacing all the gaskets in a badly scaled la pav pro that I picked up recently. I had planned to get the gasket kit from Casa Espresso, but ended up getting them off the bay as I needed them delivered express and unfortunately had not heard back from them at the time I was ordering
    Anyway, long story short, I decided to strip it tonight and as luck would have it, I was supplied with an o-ring for the stainless element, but I have the copper element which takes a flat fibre gasket. I was hoping somebody knew the measurements of this gasket and/or a supplier in the northern suburbs or CBD of Melbourne that would have one of these available on a Saturday morning. I start work at 12 and don't really fancy going to Brighton and back in Saturday morning traffic!

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    I can't help you with your question, but that is one funny avatar.

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    I don't know if you're joking but I find that incredibly hard to believe.

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    For anyone reading this in the future who may run into the same issue, the size of the gasket is 80mm OD and 65mm ID. I drew up a template and cut it out on paper, checked for a good fit then proceeded to repeat the process on a silicone mat from the $2 shop. It's only been an hour, will report back if it starts leaking in the future.

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    Just an update on this for those following at home. The silicon gasket started to leak after a couple of weeks, a bit of tightening sorted it.

    Started leaking again today, a little more tightening and it's fine again, I was waiting for this to happen so had a new cardboard gasket waiting in the wings which I've now installed.

    So if you're in a bind, the home made gasket is a decent stop gap measure, but probably not feasible long term, especially considering its the seal separating the water from the electrics
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