sgreen Senior Member Joined: 4 Apr 2011 Posts: 63 Location: Minneapolis Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Viblemme Replica, ECM... Grinder: Mazzer Major and Mini,... Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:10am Subject: Sold-Pasquini Livia 90-Sold
I am offering my well used and much loved Livia 90.
It is recently descaled and has a new portafilter gasket. The OPV valve is set to 10 bar and modded slightly to vent back to the tank. It has a new heat exchanger, newer vacuum breaker, re-built pressurestat, new 51 watt pump, plus a handful of various new boiler fittings. I also went through and deadened all of the squeaks and rattles. It's very quiet compared to what it originally sounded like.
It looks pretty good save for minor scratches, one small ding, and minor discoloration in the sheet metal lacquer. I did try to polish it with marginal success. I thought about having it electro polished or powder coated, but in the end, I laid a towel over the top, pulled a bunch of pretty swell shots, and called it good.
For the record, I like new and shiny stuff as much as the next guy, I just don't much like to pay for it. I'm also slightly OCD and the first scrape on an unblemished unit is liable to send me it a caffeine fueled funk for days. My compromise is to buy "pre-stressed" and not stress out.
I'm playing around with an old Giotto and don't have dispensation from my long suffering bride to keep it.
If you're a noob and need a grinder too, we can talk about my Esatto equipped Virtuoso. It paired very well with the Livia. You'll probably need to weigh the 17.5 gram dose anyway and the Esatto makes that about as easy as can be. IM(H?)O, it's is the only way to fly this particular machine.
I'm looking for $600, free UPS shipping to lower US.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 600 Seller Name: Steve Green Seller Location: Minneapolis, MN Sale Type: For Sale
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