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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2012, 7:06pm
Subject: Rebuilt Red FEAR - La Peppina with PID
 

I am selling some items form my collection, some of which are scattered around this B/S/T thread and some of which have not yet been posted.

Here I am offering my Red FEAR - La Peppina which is the 700 Watt and 110V model. I have owned and used this machine steadily for about the last 6 months. The machine comes with the original portafilter, double portafilter basket (fits about 13.5-14g of coffee), the original black cap top, the original steam cap top (FYI - it is more of a gimmick than a real steamer), black stubby tamper from OE and the machine also comes with an Auber-WS PID that is controllable to 1 degree Fahrenheit. The beauty of the La Peppina is that the thermal mass of the grouphead is so small that the water only loses about 1 degree Fahrenheit from the boiler to the coffee.

I disassembled it, soaked / cleaned all of the parts, replaced the seals and o-rings (to which I applied Dow 111), as well as the rubber around the base. I also sanded the original red enamel off, then repainted it with 5 layers of red enamel based ceramic paint and followed that up with 3 layers of clear coat both of which are temp stable to 500 Fahrenheit. The new red finish is very reflective and glassy looking. The only use the machine has seen since the rebuild is 5 shots I put through it to test it out and make sure everything was running smoothly for the new owner.

The new rubber, seals, and o-rings cost $80 dollars from OE. The OE tamper costs $35.00 shipped. The machine also comes with the above mentioned Auber WS-PID, which retails for $163.50 shipped. The PID is really a must on this machine unless you plan on sitting around and babysitting it. The La Peppina's do not have pressurestats, so when the water starts to boil there is nothing to trigger the heating element to turn off. The PID remedies this by monitoring the machine to + or - 1 degree Fahrenheit, turning the element on and off as needed and giving you temp control on this open boiler lever. I do still have the original box for the Auber PID too.

More pictures of the machine can be seen here: http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x435/Warrior372/ . Let me know if that link does not work for some reason.

There was a lot of time and money put into this machine to get it to it's current state. I am selling the machine with the noted accessories:
- Original Top Cap
- Original Steam Top Cap
- Original Portafilter
- Double Portafilter Basket
- OE Black Stubby Tamper
- Auber WS-PID

The price is $615 plus Paypal Fees and Shipping. Local pickups are always welcome if you live around Metro Chicago.

Price Breakdown:
- PID costs $163.50 shipped
- New Seals / O-rings and Rubber for the base cost $80
- OE Black Stubby Tamper cost $35.00 shipped
- New Paint / Clear Coat $20
-- Totaling $298.50 --

The asking price of $615 - $298.50 means you are only paying $316.50 for the Peppina itself, which is now in amazing condition! This machine comes with everything it needs to compete with super heavyweight machines. I took all of the leg work out of this machine for it's future owner, so all they have to do is open the box, fill it up with water, turn on the PID, and start dialing in their favorite espresso.

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 615.00
Seller Name: Michael Widmann
Seller Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Sale Type: For Sale

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Espresso: Olympia Cremina, Conti...
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Roaster: Has Garanti 2kg & HotTop
Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012, 3:59pm
Subject: Re: Rebuilt Red FEAR - La Peppina with PID
 

This machine is still available. I might start pulling shots on it again if I have to wait too long for someone to jump on it! It is sitting on my coffee cabinet in my living room staring at me and I am not sure how long I can hold out.
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Location: Chicago
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Espresso: Olympia Cremina, Conti...
Grinder: Mazzer Major & Cimbali...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam
Drip: Trechnivorm  Thermoking &...
Roaster: Has Garanti 2kg & HotTop
Posted Sat Jan 14, 2012, 11:05pm
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Location: Chicago
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Espresso: Olympia Cremina, Conti...
Grinder: Mazzer Major & Cimbali...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam
Drip: Trechnivorm  Thermoking &...
Roaster: Has Garanti 2kg & HotTop
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012, 2:27pm
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Price Reduced
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Posted Sat May 25, 2013, 7:19pm
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was this ever sold?
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