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uscfroadie
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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2012, 1:48pm
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Burner0000 Said:

I am looking for a 1 group espresso machine that is commercial grade but uses 110-125V power source.  I would like to use this as a home machine and if needed a loner machine for a cafe if my 2 group needs to be serviced. I would like to stay under $1,000 anthing over and I would rather buy a new semi commercial machine.

Posted September 6, 2012 link

Reading this post the first machine that comes to mind is one I've owned -  a LaCimbali Junior.  The only problem is this is a well-known machine with a great reputation, so prices rarely will enter your price point unless they need a bit or work.  Not saying they aren't sold in your range, just not very frequently.

However, there are some LaCimbali Juniors out there labelled as Pasquinis, which generally command a bit less.  A search for Pasquini might end up turning you onto one, and rest assured, this is a full-blown commercial machine and could be used in place of your 2-group.

110-125v/15amp - Yep
usable as a home machine - Yep, and should fit under your cabinets, though it'll eat up the entire depth of your couter.
can be used in a cafe - Yep (UL approved), and you will not out run it.
$1000 or less - Very possible.

While I haven't seen any that are plumb-in/rotary pumped, they may exist.  In a cafe you'd empty the reservoir rather quickly, but in a pich I think you'd just be happy you had a machine that was up to the task until your 2-group is up and running.

One last push - parts are generally very cheap and in plentiful supply.  And finding a service tech, if necessary, should also prove pretty easy.

Hope this helps.
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 5:51am
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I still have a Conti Club 1-group for sale. Here's the ad I posted a while back:
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/members/buysell/581455
it's all still true. Only thing is that it might be a 20amp plug, I really don't know. I had it plugged into a 20a socket but I've never been sure if it was necessary, as the plug is two parallel prongs and a u-shaped third, which is unlike the perpendicular prongs I've usually seen on 20amp plugs. See the photo.

Anyway in the original post I said no shipping -- I'm starting to change my mind about that. Especially if you're willing to make some calls, get estimates, pick a packer/shipper in my area, accept the cost/liability and just have me drop it off...

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 6:58am
Subject: Re: WTB  Commercial 1 group espresso machine for home use/ Cafe back up machine
 

You have a 120v 15 amp plug on that machine.
A 20 amp female has a slot 90 in addition to the vert slot.

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 6:58am
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The reason for the horiz slot is to accept a 20 amp plug

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 7:01am
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this prevents a properly wired 20 amp device from being plugged into a 15 amp outlet but a 15 amp plug will fit into a 20 amp outlet with no problem.
There is nothing to say that someone did not put a 15 a plug on a 20a device but what you have is a 15 a plug.

 
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 7:36am
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Thx! I will keep my eyes open.
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 9:14am
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If you're still looking, I'm the owner of the Oscar listed in the second post.  I unfortunately didn't receive an email from you regarding your interest in the machine, but I am still willing to sell for $500 plus shipping.  Shoot me an email at pnibber@yahoo.com.
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 1:57pm
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email sent from the espresso geek
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 2:02pm
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EM sent.
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