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    VBM Piccolo group head gasket size?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,

    Time to replace the group head gasket on my Lavetta/Piccolo.

    I realise it there is a 8mm and a 8.5mm size in the coffeeparts website.

    Which one should I buy?

    Also, is it advisable to change the shower screen as well?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Joe :D

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    Re: VBM Piccolo group head gasket size?

    Take the old one off and see if it is marked with the size.
    Failing that, write to/ring Pedro and ask him.

    I dont know why youd need to change the shower screen unless it was damaged.

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    Re: VBM Piccolo group head gasket size?

    If the Piccolo has the same screen with the metal rim on the face of the screen spot welded as the DS comes with in the States (and I would assume that it does), go ahead and change it. There is a quality replacement available that can be identified by a sort of indentation that goes all the way around the circumference of he body, about 3 or 4 mm above the face. It is much stronger and much easier to remove, and doesnt dent so easily as the original.

    The DS takes an 8.5mm gasket. I dont know about yours.

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    Re: VBM Piccolo group head gasket size?

    Joe;

    Try by using the 8mm and get an spacer in case.

    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=284

    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=197

    Regards

    Renzo
    Di Bartoli Home Barista (Spare Parts Dept)

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    Re: VBM Piccolo group head gasket size?

    Thanks for the replies will probably go with the 8mm + spacer.



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