Old-Style La Pavoni Metal Sightglass Cover with two new gaskets, offered as a complete kit.
La Pavoni Metal Sightglass Cover with new gaskets fits all version of Europiccola, Professional or Stradivari.
Used OEM on old gen LP’s but can be also added to the newer gens also.
Enhances the look of your LP.
The cover is made 100% of stainless steel, CNC lathe.
The product is delivered with two new sight glass silicone gaskets, ones from above and down, hold by the brass rings.
They are usually needed because when you move the old gaskets, usually they cannot remake the seal tight.
Installation process is pretty easy:
Just remove the old metal sightglass 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 towards the user.
WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND USERS TO INSTALL AFTER THE METAL COVER, THE PLASTIC MASK ALSO.
We cannot be held responsible in case for any injury, if the sightglass 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.