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Topic: Pasquini part two (2 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: Alex Fitch
A few weeks ago I asked the list what you all knew about the Pasquini  
livia. Sandy was kind enough to share many insights with me.
Well I took it into a Pasquini shop and they told me the boiler is  
cracked and not worth the investment to fix. "use it until it dies".  
Since I am getting it for free I am tempted to take it, use it and see  
if I can find a new boiler. Does anyone know where to find one, or if  
it possible and is it replaceable?
Thanks
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Alex Fitch
Alex
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2) From: Dennis Parham
ok.. well here is what ya do!! this happened to me about 2 years ago  
with an ebay find of a  FAEMA  Compact... GRAT MACHINE BTW.. anyway...  
everything I could dream for accept... the uneducated seller didnt  
drain the tank before air shipping..  well water in tank froze and  
expanded... bused out fittings and everything.. anyway... long story  
short... took the boiler out and to a radiator shop for cars.. local  
one ..they work on boilers and pressure test them even.. and you NEED  
that... anyway.. mine is an HX machine too! he brazed up the hold with  
solid brass that he uses on a daily manor.. just do NOT and I repeat..  
so NOT let hem soak it in that cleaning solution... you clean it first  
soaking in espresso descaler ect... that caustic cleaner they use  
would take a year to get out.. fortunately HE told me that...lol and  
he didn't clean it out... however.. he did paint it that flat black  
which I wished he didnt.. my bad... anyway.. just let them braze it  
up.. since they dont do that for a living work on espresso machines..  
they will be cheap... like 35 bucks is what I paid.... if I bought a  
new boiler.. that would have been about $1100  Ive been using it for  
about 2 years since and it runs perfectly.. I did have to buy a new  
heating element.. he told me, he had to braze it with it installed so  
it didn't warp and not seal when time to replace or reinstall... so  
about 6 months after.. it gave out.. so have an extra heating element  
handy.. they can be had for the pasquini fo about 75 bucks I think....  
so.. 100 bucks and YOUR IN! well and some elbow grease.. lol I also  
did have a Pasquini Livia.. everything is quite compact in there...  
great machine.. its worth fixing for 100 bucks or so!
Dennis Parham
On Aug 14, 2008, at 3:25 PM, Alex Fitch wrote:
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