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    Espro

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    Gday all,
    Ive got a couple of enquiries in relation to the Espro tamper, which I currently own.
    Dont ask me why, but it has taken a few falls from the top of the grinder a few times over its short life time *:-[.
    It has also been quite a while since Ive used it (when its working), and I have forgotten what sound (if any) or the feeling that this tamp is supposed to have when its in use.
    - Does the Espro actually click or is there some other audible indicator?
    - Does it have a clicking feel to it, or some other tactile indicator?
    - Can these things be pulled apart and serviced/repaired, or do I have to buy another one?
    Thanks in advance for any help,
    Steve.

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    Re: Espro

    Hi Steve,
    If your Espro ISNT making a click (actually sounds like the "knock" that you would get from tapping a small hammer lightly on a kitchen counter) and making a definite movement that accompanies this sound...then it sounds like your Espro is stuffed. Both of these signals (auditory and tactile) that indicate when 30lb of pressure has been exerted are quite obvious in a working Espro.

    The original instructions that came with the Espro say "Do not attempt to disassemble or modify tamper" but I reckon that someone out there in CS land would have thumbed their nose at this one by now.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Espro

    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo link=1219549746/0#1 date=1219558688
    Hi Steve,
    If your Espro ISNT making a click (actually sounds like the *"knock" that you would get from tapping a small hammer lightly on a kitchen counter) and making a definite movement that accompanies this sound...then it sounds like your Espro is stuffed. Both of these signals (auditory and tactile) that indicate when 30lb of pressure has been exerted are quite obvious in a working Espro.
    I was fairly sure that there was a distinct knock or click (when it was working of course ::)), but I couldnt remember that far back.

    The original instructions that came with the Espro say "Do not attempt to disassemble or modify tamper" but I reckon that someone out there in CS land would have thumbed their nose at this one by now.
    Funny that you should say that ;D. Ive got as far as removing the allen screw from the top of the handle, but I cant dismantle it any further. I was hoping that there may be a secret method of removing the handle from the base and checking the insides.

    Thanks for reply and the memory jog.

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    Re: Espro

    its probably glued.

    youre right as to the thuk sound itd make, but on some its quieter than others, for some reason.

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    Re: Espro

    Okay. Here we go....The Espro click is more of a tactile thing than an audible click. You know youve reached the 30 lbs when you feel the tamper bottom out with the tactile click.

    Some Espro clicks are softer than other because of 2 things:

    1) most likely reason is it has been dropped and the spring has been damaged
    2) youve used it over the rated number of tamps....but Im sure with proper use it will go over the rated 1 million tamps or whatever it is

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    Re: Espro

    Thanks for all of the helpful replies.
    I bought a new one the other day and I now remember what its supposed to act like.
    I might try and disect the old one and see what makes it tick.
    Steve.

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    Re: Espro

    Hi Steve...Id be interested in what you find, should you decide to take the old tamper apart...I have wondered about fitting a Pullman base to the Espro mechanism/handle, as I feel this would be the ultimate tamper !!!
    please let us know how you get on...it would be nice if the espro base just screws off, but I havent been game to go with the "brute force and ignorance" method of investigation on mine
    cheers,
    buff

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    Re: Espro

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    Been a while since the last post. Am interested to see if it was easy or hard to pull apart as I would like to get some guys here to machine me a smaller base (if it is fairly easy) that will fit my Pavoni. I see on the Macap it seems to be a little alen screw, so may go that way if I have to.



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