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Hi what size tamper do i need for la pavoni ebr machine about 12 yrs old thanks

Hi I have one of these in the attic, they do not come with a tamper as they have a fancy pressurised portafilter , its good to level the coffee and if I remember I did used to give it a bit of a tamp as it just didn't seem right not to. I have found a couple of references to tamper size on the web and both say 53mm I can't totally vouch for this though, you can always check with a ruler.

Dec 05, 2014 | La Pavoni Coffee Makers & Espresso...

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Prssure washer m1000 3 hp used to wash boat water leaks from inside cannot find allen wrench to fit wrench has small hole in center

They are probably not allen head screws but rather tamper proof Torx screws. You can break out the small pin or you can now buy special Torx bits with holes to remove tamper proof screws. They should be available at most hardware outlets or at shops that sell Chinese imports. Torx bits are prefixed with a "T" and the size you are looking for is probably about a T20, but the sets come with an assortment of sizes up to about T40.

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I bought a used Francis Francis x5. I need the part (don't know the name_ that goes on top of the gang head after you fill it with grind before you insert it into the machine- part tamper/part screen......

Any 56mm (or even 57mm) tamper will work for the X5's portafilter. The one that is supplied with the X5 has a detachable screen you leave in the portafilter... but you don't need that. Any tamper will do.

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FF X3 vs. FF X3 Trio - We are not POD people!!!

The X5 has the same internals as the X3, so it really is a matter as to if you like the styling. The results from the X5 and X3 should be the same. Sadly you can't convert a Trio to ground coffee.
There is nothing about the X3 that should wear out in such a short time, so unless you have let the case get damaged - there is no reason it can't be brought back to as new condition. All internal parts can more or less be found though alternative suppliers, Lelit and Ascaso models share many components.

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Need an FF! X3 portafilter - anyone have one?

If you want to make espresso with loose coffee (as opposed to pods), You will need both a portafilter plus the special tamper. Believe it or not, the tamper comes apart and part of it stays in the portafilter! Sounds strange I know, but it works well. The tamper is bakelite with a metal screen. You will probably have to call Empire Fulfillement 877.854.4141 or

Sep 03, 2009 | FrancisFrancis! X1 - Stainless Steel...

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Need to know the correct tamper size for a Breville 800ESXL ??

I found this one on ebay:

the 50mm side works perfect for the Breville 800ESXL and the material matches the machine. It takes up less space than the original spoon/tamper combination and sits nicely on the warming surface when not in use.

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Axim x5 sd not reading

I would think it is having more trouble with the adapter than the actual card. It could also be the storage size of the card that is the problem as well. Try a regular 2GB SD Card and see if it works. If it does, then it is probably just the adapter.

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