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Zeno
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:15pm
Subject: Performance of gas fired La Pavoni 3 grp revolution in mobile setup
 

Hey everyone, I am about to take on a mobile setup running at a farmers market.  The equipment is 1 4grp La Pavoni running on Gas used only for shots and a 3 group la pavoni running off a generator (8kva) for steaming the milk.  I would love to get rid of the generator and run both just on gas but the previous owner reckons I would never keep up with the demand and would lose to much pressure during the busy times.  It is flat tack for 5 hours solid, any suggestions.  Or could i start up the 3 grp on gas then flick over to a smaller generator that is not so noisy and big (I have a few issues with a generator there is no room on the truck for it and has to be transported separately, its noisy and very hard to move) Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:25pm
Subject: Re: Performance of gas fired La Pavoni 3 grp revolution in mobile setup
 

If you had two machines running on gas then you would be fine, however I'm not to sure for the reasons of designating one for shots and one for steam. I'd use both for both. Propane gives you an equivalent of 110V (in the US) as opposed to commercial 220-240V. I've seen trucks with a couple of older propane powered Rancilio Z11s.
You still need a bit of power for the pump unless they are lever machines and you can pump water by foot.

Cheers!
Oskar

Zeno Said:

Hey everyone, I am about to take on a mobile setup running at a farmers market.  The equipment is 1 4grp La Pavoni running on Gas used only for shots and a 3 group la pavoni running off a generator (8kva) for steaming the milk.  I would love to get rid of the generator and run both just on gas but the previous owner reckons I would never keep up with the demand and would lose to much pressure during the busy times.  It is flat tack for 5 hours solid, any suggestions.  Or could i start up the 3 grp on gas then flick over to a smaller generator that is not so noisy and big (I have a few issues with a generator there is no room on the truck for it and has to be transported separately, its noisy and very hard to move) Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

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