kajitox Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2013 Posts: 23 Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Nuova Era Cuadra II Grinder: Baratza Preciso Drip: Bodom French Press,...
Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014, 8:43pm Subject: WTF Broken HX Machine to take apart
I've been interested in tearing apart an HX machine to learn more about the internal workings first-hand... there's only so much that I can learn from looking at diagrams. I've asked repairmen for local coffeeshops and perused Craigslist, but I haven't found any old, broken down espresso machines. I'm not looking to refurbish one, so I don't really need it in working condition.
So, does anyone in the SF Bay Area have a busted espresso machine picking up dust in the garage? Maybe one that you thought you might turn into a summer restoration project, but it never took off? Or maybe a machine that you were going to repair, but ended up finding it was totaled?
Since the machine is likely broken and since I'm not looking to pawn off the parts, I'm certainly not looking for anything worth much, so keep the $500 just-replace-one-part deals for a lucky soul who will actually bring it back to glory.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 0 Seller Name: Kellen Freeman Seller Location: SF Bay Area Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
DanoM Senior Member Joined: 20 Mar 2013 Posts: 158 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: NS Oscar, '84 La Pavoni Pro,... Grinder: Baratza Vario, La Pavoni PGC
Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:10am Subject: Re: WTF Broken HX Machine to take apart
I had the same issue last year. I posted an ad on craigslist specifying what I wanted and that I was willing to shell out $50 for one that was complete with portafilters, commercial class only, ... Took me 2 days to get a very nice example from one of the local restorers for $40. Got parts out of it that I also hope to use in a frankenspresso machine someday too.
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