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Food-safe Filter Fix
EddieDove
The Swissgold filter sprung a small leak, right at the bottom. Any idea what I could use to fix that spot that would be food-safe and not taint the cup? :(
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Eddie Dove

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John Despres
Mostly I have only smart-ass answeres like keep the Swiss employed, buy a new one or line it with a Chemex filter or shove a match stick in there and let it swell up to plug the hole...

s:8s:8s:8 I slay myself!

Now that I have that out of my system, how close is the hole to the frame? Is it just far enough away that a tiny stainless steel bolt/machine screw with a nut on the other side won't seal it up? Food safe AND dishwasher safe!
Edited by John Despres on 11/29/2008 1:40 PM
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EddieDove
My new Swissgold filter arrived today, smart ... s:5

The hole is adjacent to the plastic at the bottom; something like JB Weld might be perfect, but I don't know if it would be food safe or flavorful.

I am hoping to keep this as a backup / travel filter ... especially at $27.00 each!
Edited by EddieDove on 11/29/2008 1:58 PM
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Eddie Dove

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John Despres
I wonder if you can warm the plastic enough to stretch and swell over the hole?

Isn't there a food safe silicone that can tolerate 200F liquids?
Edited by John Despres on 11/29/2008 2:14 PM
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John Despres
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dBndbit
I think you could just grind more coarsely. If the coffee particles are a little bigger than the hole, your problems are solved! Of course you should also increase the brew time to get the proper extraction. As a data point for reference, the calculated proper brew time for whole beans is 73.56 hours. Then you don't need to grind at all!

(We should save this stuff for April 1.)
Jim
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dustyroads
I think you can use a small soldering iron or heat a nail and carefully push a bit of plastic over the hole. I've done some plastic repairs using a soldering iron. c:1
 
EddieDove
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. The hole is actually in the gold foil itself.
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Eddie Dove

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John Despres
My idea along with that of dustyroads is to use a soldering iron to spread the plastic to the hole.

But that has given me a new idea - perhaps you know a jeweler who can solder it shut with a bit of gold.
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Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
BoldJava

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EddieDove wrote:
My new Swissgold filter arrived today, smart ... s:5...

I am hoping to keep this as a backup / travel filter ... especially at $27.00 each!


Not in response to Eddie's question, but I find the Bodum gold filter superior to the Swissgold (have them both] . Bodum has a nice edged lip to it that makes handling it a breeze when hot. It fits beautifully into my 40-oz Chemex.

Priced nicely at $14.95

http://BodumGoldF...otlong.com
B|Java
Edited by BoldJava on 11/30/2008 8:09 AM
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seedlings
Just get some silver solder (or just make sure there's no lead in it) and ... if you're careful (we know that you are) get your soldering iron out and solder the gold. Works on electronics.

If I had a broken $27 gold filter, I'd darn sure fix it, and this is how I'd do it.

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 11/30/2008 4:20 PM
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EddieDove

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seedlings wrote:
Just get some silver solder (or just make sure there's no lead in it) and ... if you're careful (we know that you are) get your soldering iron out and solder the gold. Works on electronics.


That's perfect; perhaps I will finally have a use for my Cold Heat soldering iron. I have never used the silver solder before, but when I return from out of town, I will look for some.

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BoldJava wrote:Not in response to Eddie's question, but I find the Bodum gold filter superior to the Swissgold (have them both] . Bodum has a nice edged lip to it that makes handling it a breeze when hot. It fits beautifully into my 40-oz Chemex.

Priced nicely at $14.95

http://BodumGoldF...otlong.com
B|Java


I do have one of those that I got with Bodum Brewer and have used it with the Chemex too. I don't recall it fitting properly in the Technivorm though. Again, when I get back from out of town ...
Edited by EddieDove on 11/30/2008 8:02 PM
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Eddie Dove

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John Despres
Of course, silver solder... I use it and never thought of it.

Eddie, It an get pretty expensive for the minimum you have to buy.

Don't spend any money. There's some on the way from Michigan.


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John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
EddieDove
Thanks Bro! Grin
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Eddie Dove

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