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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:05am
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Crossroads La Pavoni lever espresso machine This has been sitting in a barn for 15 years.  I know to check for a frozen boiler, anything else?  Are the parts still easy to get?  The thing is set up to run on propane and electric.  How hard will this thing be for me to master.  I worked for a few hours in a small coffee shop on a 2 group conti lever machine and I think I did ok.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012, 6:38am
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la Pavoni makes great machines. Check heating element and replace pressure stat.  I've restored a few LP lever units using new parts.
Freezing water does boiler damage. If suspected, machine could be catastrophic .

 
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012, 6:50am
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Be careful playing with gas
you might know when it leas .... too late

 
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012, 9:34am
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Thanks guys! He wants a bit more than I want to pay.  We will see how it goes.

 
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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012, 9:04pm
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stefano65 Said:

Be careful playing with gas
you might know when it leas .... too late

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Stefano, for shame!!
Haha.

Slightly off topic sir.
Perhaps you or "CoffeeMills" could tell us here which of the pre Millennium La Pavoni's you'd advise our lever seekers to purchase?
I had a new 51mm Millennium back 5 years ago and enjoyed it very much. I just found the Cremina fit my needs a bit better.

 
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