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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 1:55pm
Subject: Suggestions for a Pro/Commercial Machine for Home Restoration
 

Looking for recommendations for a rehab/refurbish/rebuilt project for a one group, commercial espresso machine.  It will be for home use.  I do have plumbed water and 240v and drainage.

I have read many threads /many specialized user groups on pro machine rebuilds.   Loads of stuff out there on Promac ME/Laranzetto, Faema compact 84-85s, etc

All the threads deal with people that have bought a certain machine and now are seeking advice on how to fix/restore/rehab.  No one discusses: should i have bought this bucket of rust to begin with.   I would like to end the project with a smaller commercial machine i am proud to own and that can make great coffee.

My mechanical skills are well above average.  I have a small machine shop, sandblasting equip, welding etc.  I have quality grinders. I use freshly roasted beans.  My family and I drink espresso and milk drinks.  

I welcome recommendations on what machines to seek out, what machines are worth the time and effort and what to stay away from.   My mind is open -- i was not considering an automatic at first, but there are so many used, one group autos out there (ie Promac Club).  

Thanks in advance
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