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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Not too shabby at all.

    What colour will you paint the panels?

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Im thinking of a deep red almost a scarlet red, not to sure whether I want to anodize the aluminum panels the same colour the s/s will be polished.

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    hmmm..... interesting. I was going candy apple red but now I want it as close to the original orange as possible.

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Got 1 question what is max power you have there as I see all want to drop from 20 amp to 15 amp? I will be running my boiler on gas and 380 volts supply

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    For me, I dont need a 20amp element, Im not using it commercially, and my shed was already wired to 15amp. 240v

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Mine is for my house its not commercial I am wired to a 3 phase 380v supply as I find it cheaper than 220v and more usefull

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C45564157415A45560A0206330 link=1219929823/105#105 date=1280169025
    Mine is for my house its not commercial I am wired to a 3 phase 380v supply as I find it cheaper than 220v and more usefull
    i noticed the other toys in the background of your pics, looks like a milling machine and some other heavy looking machinery.....

    I then thought no issues with power there :)

    (assuming its your workshop / garage) :)

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 243D2E392F39223D2E727A7E4B0 link=1219929823/103#103 date=1280149575
    20 amp to 15 amp
    Howdy and welcome to the Z9 clan *:)

    In Australia most houses run 240V as standard and 15A power circuits which makes it a lot cheaper to drop a leg from the element instead of running a brand new 20A circuit from the fuse box. House supplies are generally 60 or 80A total in from the supply.

    The only thing that suffers by dropping a leg is the boiler recovery time if you are really punching out lots of shots and milk steaming, that said my 3 group is running on 15A and I did 20kg in 3 days with it keeping up with no problems.

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    Re: Rancilio Z9 Rebuild lots of work needed

    Yep those are my toys at home 2 x Kondia mill 1 internal external grinder 1 Tos sn40 Lathe 1 surface grinder. Im busy building a CNC engraver from a old spark eroder. In this country if you cant buy it you make it I just machined the 2 rings for *the boiler as you can see in the one pic I had to destroy ring to get it off. One is a solid ring 13 bolts and the other is a split ring so it can fit behind to bolt the 2 flanges together. Not a very good Idea but being a very old Z9 thats the way they did it. I compared boilers to a Z11 and it seems to some kind of cross breed as the heads bolt straight on to the boiler.




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    hey,

    Just wondering if you have some pictures (or knowledge) of the wires (red, black, blue, yellow and green) going into the 6 pin DPDT switch? I pulled mine apart to put in a custom made facia and the pictures I took to help me remember how they go together got lost along with my phone!

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    On mine there is an outlet that is connected to a catchment try.

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    Great thread here! I've been playing around with old Gaggia Classics and I wanted to have a crack at fixing up a big coffee machine. So I got a hold of a Rancilio 3 group machine for only $100. I was told that the machine was going but it did not come with the pump so I couldn't test.

    My question are: what model is this? I can't find a model number anywhere, why do I have 2 power plugs and what type of pumps can you use and where is a good place to get them in Melbourne?

    I decided to tack onto the end of this thread because my machine looks quite similar to the one being discussed here. Here is a photo of the machine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fvuoan12yf..._7176.jpg?dl=0

    Cheers.

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