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    Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

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    Gday all

    I am in need of some teflon tape? to help with a leaky single wall basket conversion for my ristretto.
    The basket that I got actually has a thinner lip so when under pressure the water rises and drips - this drip goes into the shot and Im not overly keen on that.

    I was thinking that as teflon tape has been bandied around here as a fixer of just about anything I would try to source some and put it around the top of the PF to give the basket some height back.

    Any ideas on where to buy said tape - or any other suggestions for a fix? Remembering that we are talking a $79 machine, so nothing too extravagent!!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon link=1193030028/0#0 date=1193030028
    Gday all

    I am in need of some teflon tape? to help with a leaky single wall basket conversion for my ristretto.
    The basket that I got actually has a thinner lip so when under pressure the water rises and drips - this drip goes into the shot and Im not overly keen on that.

    I was thinking that as teflon tape has been bandied around here as a fixer of just about anything I would try to source some and put it around the top of the PF to give the basket some height back.

    Any ideas on where to buy said tape - or any other suggestions for a fix? Remembering that we are talking a $79 machine, so nothing too extravagent!!

    Thanks in advance.
    Any hardware shop, plumbing supplies or similar. It might cost you as much as a whole $2 :o ;)

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    Well dont I feel like a right royal to$$er ;D ;D

    I thought it was some kind of specialised super duper food grade thingamijig.

    I gues its off to bunnies I go.

    Thanks for the help in this.

    Shannon.

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    Look in the plumbing section. Probably find some as cheap as 50c a roll.

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    OK so finally got to go to bunnies today to look for some teflon tape..........

    Not much luck there, but I am wondering, this elusive teflon tape - is it just threading tape that you use when putting taps back on etc? If it is then that is good because I have tonnes of it, if not then is it universally known as teflon tape, or something else?

    Cheers from a man feeling a bit like a gumby at the moment.

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    yep, very thin white tape on blue spool in white plastic surround: indeed the thin white stuff you use to wrap around water tap fittings and the like ;)

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    Thanking you!!!!

    I will be having non leaky coffee soon now I hope.

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    no problems, Gumby... :P

    ;D
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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    i wont tell you how many times i have stood at the counter of a a shop trying to describe the item i wanted in different terms to what the shop assistants knew... :-[

    being a Dutch woman trying to buy English named stuff in a technical shop environment is not always easy, albeit sometimes quite comical ( for others, that is ;D ;D)

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    ;D ;D


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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    Sorry lizzi that wasnt a gumby for you, it was for me, it just took me too long to find an image and you got in before me!

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    Re: Where to buy teflon tape in Syd?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I had a laugh....
    didnt think it was for me, Shannon, although if it had been, i wouldnt have minded anyway: its too cute!!

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