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maddclicker
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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 7:32am
Subject: BAR32 opv replacement/upgrade
 

Hello all
Is there a OPV that I can use as a upgrade/replacement for the OEM valve in a Delonghi BAR32?

I have found a few online but they look as if I may need to change fittings. The valves I have found thus far are for *other brand, better, more expensive machines.

I'd like to use one of the brass valves as a upgrade/replacement but not sure which one to use and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2012, 6:58am
Subject: Re: BAR32 opv replacement/upgrade
 

In all honesty, your money would be much better spent if you put it and some more into another machine. Yours is pretty much a use it till it breaks and throw away machine, sorry for being brutally honest.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:45am
Subject: Re: BAR32 opv replacement/upgrade
 

An enterprising Australian described the process of replacing a plastic overpressure valve with the brass unit currently included on Expobar machines:

http://nic.steve-tek.com/?page_id=364

She describes the valve as part number "E614." I wasn't able to find a US source for that valve online. Some modification of the valve was required; as were adapters to get things to couple together. If you try to follow their work by analogy, it may be possible to replace the stock Delonghi part with a brass bit.

But if you find that valve (or the even beefier model used in the Quickmill Andreja -- see below), and a way to fit that valve inside the Delonghi's housing, you may find it costs half as much as a new BAR32.

Click Here (myweb.tiscali.co.uk)
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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2012, 4:21pm
Subject: Re: BAR32 opv replacement/upgrade
 

Thanks for the replies and links, you've helped me considerably. At least gave me a little hope anyway.

For the $79 I gave for the machine it seems to be well built and, to me, worth trying to repair.
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