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  • Lever Descale

    Hi everyone-

    I'm rather new to all the technicalities relating to the machines .
    I've got into this interest just last year, so pardon my ignorance/novice approach.

    I'm in the process of purchasing a lever machine.
    It's from Brisbane so the water hardness is quiet good.
    It has never been descaled according to my knowledge.

    How/would I descale the boiler on a lever?
    Fill the boiler manually from the top by removing some piping or is it best to pull the entire boiler apart? Which I think would be a pain, maybe not - there's a lot of empty space in there to work with.

    I appreciate your time/effort - many thanks 🍻

  • #2
    Why descale?
    If it is not broken, do not fix it.

    Use the machine, enjoy it. Only fix actual problems, not imaginary internet induced psychosis.

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    • #3
      Thanks Bosco - I guess you're right pa

      I'm just curious that it may need some maintenance
      And in the event of... I'll be able to get the ball rolling ASAP

      Thanks regardless ��

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CoffeeSydney View Post
        Thanks Bosco - I guess you're right pa

        I'm just curious that it may need some maintenance
        And in the event of... I'll be able to get the ball rolling ASAP

        Thanks regardless ��
        What lever is it? some people call an E61 with manual use a Lever,
        for me is a Lever a Machine with a Piston, see picture.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by CoffeeSydney View Post
          Thanks Bosco - I guess you're right pa

          I'm just curious that it may need some maintenance
          And in the event of... I'll be able to get the ball rolling ASAP

          Thanks regardless ��
          Apply high quality filtration and a descale will be many years away.

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          • #6
            but if the machine is a 1960's lever that hasn't been descaled it is probably due for one

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            • #7
              Hi there.

              There is no such thing as "due for a descale". A machine either needs to be descaled because it has started to manifest symptoms of a scale problem, or it doesnt.

              If it is connected and used and works fine with no indication of a scale problem, then it does not need to be descaled.

              The water feed is important per the post from Chris (TC) above.

              Hope that helps.

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              • #8
                Thank you boys -


                Just upgrading from E-61-

                The lever machine is a 6 year old Fiorenzato Piazza San Marco.

                It gets used everyday ~ 12 shots. I'm certain it isn't plumbed into to filtration, though Brisbane water is quiet soft.

                It appears to be working perfectly, I think it will be fine.. I'm new to all this , so curious to have this beauty running as new when received- the unit is cosmetically perfect, just like new $2600. Good buy?

                appreciate the advice - thank you

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                • #9
                  hey Mr Bosco...

                  I'm suffering for "Imaginary Internet Induced Psychosis", I have just purchased a 2nd Hand machine, not even picked it up yet and "The Psychosis" has kicked in.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WoodPizza View Post
                    hey Mr Bosco...

                    I'm suffering for "Imaginary Internet Induced Psychosis", I have just purchased a 2nd Hand machine, not even picked it up yet and "The Psychosis" has kicked in.
                    It sure has.
                    The first tell tale sign is evident when grammatical errors are made.

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