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Tbp
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Posted Sun Feb 8, 2009, 1:54am
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

JV Said:

So I figured if the GS/3 owners have a thread...Let the crazy coffeegeeks that own a Linea in the home or garage or where ever the Linea beast is fitted...haha  to have a thread :-)

Any Linea owners out there?


My rebuilt Linea - keeps me fueled and buzzed day and night...

Posted June 27, 2008 link


Your Linea looks great, nice job.  I'm refurbing a '98 LM Linea AV and I wanted to ask you a question.  What year is your machine, what condition was it in when you got it and how much work and parts did you have to put into it?
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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2009, 8:57am
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

Tbp Said:

Your Linea looks great, nice job.  I'm refurbing a '98 LM Linea AV and I wanted to ask you a question.  What year is your machine, what condition was it in when you got it and how much work and parts did you have to put into it?

Posted February 8, 2009 link

Hi Todd.  Thanks for the kind words.  My La Marzocco is a 08/2003 (this has the welded boilers)  The condition when i got it was pretty good. It came from a coffee shop and the only reason why the person sold it was because he switched over to an automatic machine.  I think it was roughly $500 in parts maybe less I really can't remember. The most time consuming was taking it all apart and descaling every known bit and then putting the machine all back together.

On a really sad note, I will be moving to a new apartment in the next few months (moving closer to my job in DC) and will no longer have a 220volt outlet. I am completely devastated!!!!  I will have to drain the machine completely and cover it in a silk cloth and keep it in one of the walk-in closets.  

My other option is to find an electrician or someone that actually knows what they are doing to wire me a 220 power supply in the new apartment without telling the property management LOLOL.  

If that isn't doable, I'll be on the search for a used 1 group rotary drivin commercial machine (maybe an APPIA 1 Group) with standard house plug and 15amps.


I just can't fathom not having espresso at home anymore :-(  Not having the Linea on a 24/7 basis is going to kill me.    HELP!!!!  hahaha
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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2009, 9:31am
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

JV Said:

I will be moving to a new apartment in the next few months (moving closer to my job in DC) and will no longer have a 220volt outlet.

Posted February 10, 2009 link

Depending on how much juice the thing actually draws, another alternative might be a 110 to 220 step-up transformer.  Google turned up a bunch at more or less reasonable prices.  The only problem is that you'll draw twice as much current at 110 volts, and it's entirely possible that your apartment circuits won't support the load.  Might be worth looking into, though.
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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2009, 9:40am
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

kschendel Said:

Depending on how much juice the thing actually draws, another alternative might be a 110 to 220 step-up transformer.  Google turned up a bunch at more or less reasonable prices.  The only problem is that you'll draw twice as much current at 110 volts, and it's entirely possible that your apartment circuits won't support the load.  Might be worth looking into, though.

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i thought about that but i don't think it can handle the 3000watts

:-(
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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2009, 1:50pm
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

If it were me...I would shut the circuit breaker off, slide the stove out and branch a temporary circuit off of that
outlet (or the electric dryer outlet).  Just don't run the two at the same time (if you're single and live alone this should not be a problem...after all coffee comes first!).
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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2009, 1:56pm
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

danetrainer Said:

If it were me...I would shut the circuit breaker off, slide the stove out and branch a temporary circuit off of that
outlet (or the electric dryer outlet).  Just don't run the two at the same time (if you're single and live alone this should not be a problem...after all coffee comes first!).

Posted February 10, 2009 link


It's a Gas Stove!  

No hope :-(

LOL.
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Posted Sun Mar 22, 2009, 7:14am
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

hello linea lovers, i have just been givin the possibility of doing a custom job on a linea and have loads of ideas and been wanting to do this for ages to a 2 group but this one is a 3 group. the problem is the reliability of a uk marzocco parts supplier, any ideas? im more than happy to get parts from OS and happy to take ideas for internal mods, i have PID a 2 grp and a 3 grp and put .8 flow rest in the 3grp and i know the lineas inside and out but want this one to be different.

cheers
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Posted Sun Mar 22, 2009, 1:55pm
Subject: Linea Info
 

Hello guys!

Ok, so here is the deal ...

I recently started working at a shop which has a nice rebuilt eBay 4 group Linea.  My experience with the Linea is learning how to work the machine for a month, and then bravely tearing into it to replace grouphead washers.  Thats it. My next project is to rebuild each steam wand, using kits from Espressoparts.com.  So far, I seem to be the only one who wants to mess around with a machine which begs to be messed with!

Three questions, if I may:  
1) Is there a forum for troubleshooting with the Linea, or should I post questions here?
2) We don't have a factory manual, and I am not sure who La Marzocco's distributor in the US is to get one. (I have orange book.)
3) Weird question:  What is the button with the Wavy lines do?  I thought it was hot water from steam boiler, but I do not have a spigot.  Is it possible that is was taken off?  When I hit the button, I hear a pump, but nothing seems to happen, except for the pressure in the boiler increasing.

Happy Brewing!
Zach

 
Happy Brewing!
Zach
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Posted Sun Mar 22, 2009, 10:54pm
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I have a line 2AV, a really old one. It's in very good condition, I don't think it's had much use.
It has the old style brain, and big old flowmeters.
I just need a house to put it in, it's in storage...
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fredfal
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Posted Sat May 2, 2009, 12:45pm
Subject: Re: New La Marzocco Linea owners thread...
 

My setup.  The B2 and the Mini-e will soon go.  Strangely, I have the same cabinet as the OP.

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