StWi Senior Member Joined: 14 Nov 2012 Posts: 7 Location: NB, Canada Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 3:01pm Subject: How much to spend on a vintage La Pavoni
Long time lurker here who has learned a ton over the last year as I have started getting into espresso. I'm currently looking for a vintage La Pavoni to restore over the winter and I'm wondering what you guys think would be an acceptable price to pay for the machine pictured below. Based on the pic I believe it is from the early 1970s, and the seller has said it is completely functional.
Just hoping to make a fun project from it and not get ripped off from the seller. Hopefully the restoration experts can chime in. Thanks in advance!
You would need a step up transformer that converts 110v to 220v. Given that this machine pulls about 800-1000w (can't remember exactly) you would want a transformer capable of handling at least 2000w, but going a bit bigger might be better.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.