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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014, 8:25pm
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I would plumb the machine in at some point (we are planning a kitchen remodel later this year) but would like the option of a reservoir. Now if that cup tray on the Pompei could be cut off bringing the machine down to 17 inches...

My parents have a place in Refugio, so I come through the area on occasion. I will most certainly stop by.
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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014, 8:57pm
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Unless things are modified for NA market, I don't think the Alex Leva will have a tank option.

Cutting the top shelf of the Pompei, never thought of that. Good surface space up there though.

Refugio, meet my Corpus customer there every other week. Crazy amount of traffic goes. A drive-thru coffee shop would do great.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014, 9:19am
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ltjaw Said:

Regarding thermosyphon vs dipper: if the Salvatore uses the same Bosco group as the Londinium, would it not be connected to the boiler in the same fashion? I assumed the Salvatore has similar group temperature regulation. Another question for Wendy and Salvatore, I suppose.

Posted February 25, 2014 link

No, not really. That group has various configurations and can be connected to boiler in different ways.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014, 8:38pm
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Had a very informative conversation with John today. Fantastic guy. He didn't try to sell me on anything, but provided answers to my questions and some very helpful information.

The Izzo Pompei is now the frontrunner in my search for a new machine.
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 7:50am
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This thread will be part of my 'wish list' and posting on it is the only way to bookmark it.  Good discussion, guys.
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 8:24am
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I forgot to post the height dimensions of the Achille and Pompei yesterday, sorry.

Measured from the table surface to top of back frame, the Achille stands 18 1/8" tall (not including the lever handle).

On the Pompei, I measured the to the top of the front corner. Andrew was considering cutting the top cup shelf in order to fit it underneath his cabinet and this is where you would begin your modification. To this point, it measured 16 5/8" from table surface to top corner.

I never imagined the Pompei to be "smaller" than the Achille without these shelves. To be fair, I remeasured the Achille at the location one would begin to cut if they wanted to remove the decorative rise of the casing. It then measured 16 7/16" tall.

So, all things being modified equally, the Pompei is still somewhat taller.

Please, no one get upset. No spring lever machines were injured during this excersise.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014, 7:07am
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Is this one of those, "Which runs faster - a horse or a unicorn?" questions?

My understanding is that Salvatore did not get the crowdsourcing money needed to commit to building the spring lever machine. I think the thread discussing this is on the forum.
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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014, 5:29pm
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I wonder if he will only offer his lever as a "custom" build as it's listed on his website. The hammered copper looks very cool.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014, 8:01pm
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I contacted Salvatore's shop via email and have had some discussion with Wendy. They are selling the "spring lever" espresso machines shown on their website - one with reservoir, the other plumbed in.
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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014, 8:43pm
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Are they selling the ones already made or are going to make more as orders come in?

 
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