Old-Style La Pavoni Metal Sightglass Cover with two new silicone gaskets, offered as a complete kit, but compatible with most La Pavoni machines on the market.
Can replace the plastic nuts but remember you need the brass washers from inside the retainers also, in order to do this mod.
Two clients reported that our sight glass is too thick on exterior for their chromed nut retainers and our product just did not get inside them.
This is BECAUSE OF THE NUTS AND NOT BECAUSE OF OUR COVER. We recommend you to replace the nuts in order to benefit the product.
Because of bad production standards, some chromed nuts have a smaller inside diameter and some are good as standard with no problem for our cover.
Usually a new pair of chromed nut retainers are enough so that the cover will get inside them easily.
La Pavoni Metal Sightglass Cover with new gaskets fits all version of Europiccola, Professional or Stradivari.
On some special versions that have the plastic retainers the installation might not be possible.
This part used to be installed originally on older gens LP’s.
Enhances the look of your LP.
The cover is made of 100% of 304 stainless steel, CNC machined.
The product is delivered with two new silicone sight glass gaskets, ones from above and bottom, hold by the brass rings and chromed retainers.
They are usually needed during installation simply because when you move the old gaskets from their original place, they cannot remake the seal tight.
Installation process is pretty easy:
Just remove the old metal sight glass cover (older gens) or the plastic mask (newer gens).
Remove the big nut cap from above the sight glass.
Release the two nuts that seal up and down, on the sight glass.
REMEMBER THE RIGHT AND CORRECT POSITION OF EACH AND EVER COMPONENT BEFORE TAKING NEXT STEPS.
Remove white teflon gasket and begin gently pushing the sight glass up, to release if from it’s original position and exit with it upwards.
Replace old silicon gaskets, one up one down. Two new gaskets are offered inside the package.
Insert the metal cover in the sight glass position.
Insert the sight glass back to it’s position, through the metal cover.
Note that the metal cover is not clip on, it needs to be first put into sight glass position and then reinsert the glass back.
Make sure that using some soft material like wood, you will insert the sight glass ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE CORRECT POSITION, before closing everything and testing the seal. First push by hand and after, use soft material to ensure good contact.
Please test the seal before using the machine.
Dont stand close and dont look too close at the sight glass when making first water and pressure seal testings, before first use and extraction.
If there are no water or pressure leaks present to the eye / ear, proceed to normal use of your LP.
At newer gens, it seems that La Pavoni introduced the plastic mask that covers the sight glass in case the glass tube could break and hot water could splash.
WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND USERS TO REINSTALL THE PLASTIC MASK ALSO.
We cannot be held responsible in case for any injury, if the new metal sight glass cracks by any reason and you did not use the plastic mask to protect yourself from possible boiling water splash.
We also want to mention that older gens have only this type of metal cover over the sight glass and no plastic cover.