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    Looking to buy 30sec hourglass/sand timer

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    Hi all,

    We have just purchased a Rancilio Silvia and am looking to buy a 30sec sand timer to time my shots. Does anyone know where I can buy one from? I am in SA.

    Thanks,
    FF.

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    Welcome to CS!!!!

    Just to throw some info your way.

    Look on ebay for digital timers. There are quite a few around from sellers in OZ with free postages and could be purchased for under $10.00

    Sand timers I have seen are in teachers sets and are about $20 excluding postage.

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    Just glance at the second hand on your kitchen clock. Simples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevillista View Post
    Just glance at the second hand on your kitchen clock. Simples.
    Not all kitchens have clocks....


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    What a cute idea to use sand timers! Might not come handy when diagnosing your shot like how long before the first drip and stuff like that.

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    Hi
    I just used the timer on my phone...just need to have it nearby...

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    You'll want more than 30s as sometimes you'll want to let it overrun intentionally while waiting for it to blonde.

    i used to use my phone until I bought a bes920 which has a built in timer

    edit: actually now I just try and stop the shot just before it blondes. The timer just tells me if I'm within ball park.

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    Thanks everyone. I found a place in Adelaide that has them for $2.99, just my price(!). I'm only using it as a guide until I am more confident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyFarmer View Post
    Thanks everyone. I found a place in Adelaide that has them for $2.99, just my price(!). I'm only using it as a guide until I am more confident.
    Care to tell us where in Adelaide you found them?



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