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moog

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Sep 2020

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    If you like being an amateur coffee dork and don’t mind varying levels of consistency it’s great. I had a few amazing shots over the years, a fair few ok ones and the occasional one only fit for the sink. No good if you need to make lots of coffee in one go but I loved the process of using it / tinkering around.

    I eventually moved over to aeropress because I was always waking up too late to warm the machine up etc.

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    Yeah it’s going to be a while until I’m in the US with work again...

    Power supply could be an even trickier issue to solve.

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    @giles337
    It’s been in my parents’ loft for the last 4 years. If you’re after one I’m seeing them this weekend and could bring it back to London.

    I need to check the condition but last time I used it it was all working and a 7/10 for visual condition (bit of rust in the drip tray, light scratches etc).

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    I’ll sell you my Gaggia G106 for a lot less than that

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Also the outer most copper wire strands are extremely thin so take extra care when stripping the black insulation off, it's very easy to chop half the wires off by mistake.

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    I've done it, some experience soldering but definitely not an expert, it was fiddly but not that hard. If you have crocodile clips / blu tack it will help hold everything in place while you solder.

    Normally when soldering wires I'd tin the wires before joining, DO NOT do this with the wires going in to the coaxial plug, it made my wires too thick to properly feed in to the hole.

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    Result! I think they have one in the Redchurch St shop if you want to see it / have a sit.

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    Faye Toogood Roly Poly?

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    Thanks for the replies on service charges.

    I think what we're paying is probably a little punchy given what the agent actually does but as some of you have said the leg work and potential headaches from going down the RTM route are substantial.

    Given that we're hoping to move in 3-4 years maximum I can live with overpaying a few hundred a year to not have any stress. I'll let the other leaseholder haggle with them and see what comes back.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm not concerned about the sinking fund / lack of, just trying to work out if what we're paying is ballpark 'normal' (I think it probably is).

    They are responsive and have been offering good service which is a nice change after having previously had an uncontactable, disorganised bunch. I'm happy enough with them but one of the other leaseholders was grumbling about paying too much and it got me thinking.

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