My Odd's and Sod's

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My Odd's and Sod's

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I've realised that a fair chunk of what I do doesnt fit with the Activa or the XM so here we go :)

Boredom, selection of of spare parts and a warm workshop versus the cold outdoors results in

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Re: My Odd's and Sod's

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Excellent stuff Chris :-D

It'll work a lot better when it has pipes and a gauge :wink:

I must say a sphere tester is the most useful thing to have. As valuable as a diagnostic tool as a Lexia. I'd not be without mine...

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It all fits on an A4 sheet of paper as well, so not too big :) i'm gonna get the pipes made up tomorrow and with any luck by the end of the week i'll have all the bits

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Pipes ordered :)

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Good work, nice to see a standard of always using a Total LHM bottle working through for all the sphere testing kits :D

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I was tempted to use a nescafe jar

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KP wrote:Good work, nice to see a standard of always using a Total LHM bottle working through for all the sphere testing kits :D
Mine has a Bendix LHM TIN reservoir. None of this cheap old Total plastic bottle rubbish for me :wink:

Chris did describe my method of mounting the tin using a GREEN cable tie around a bracket as a bit 'Pikey' though so I must improve that :oops:

How are you going to mount yours Chris? A screw through the bottom of the bottle?

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i dont think i'll need to work too hard to secure it ;) as you'll see in the near future

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Are you going to route the pipe in a coil around it?? The kupra nickel one I mean!!

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that would also be pikey....

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Not pikey, artistic :-)

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Pah you're both Tart's :lol: since when is a sphere tester meant to look like a Pablo Picasso masterpiece? I'll have to take a photo of mine to remind you both of what a proper sphere tester looks like :P

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This is more a point of principle, normally a Jim creation looks like a work of art and mine looks like a pile of poo. This is mainly to wind up Jim, not that this is something I would normally do you understand....

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Are these things any good for checking my Gaggia ?

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Following a bit more work and a visit to Jim from some brazing we now have a working sphere tester :)

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