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    Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I note the new Giotto evo has a presumably superior (and quieter) pump than the pp. Is it feasible for a espresso machine tech person to retro fit new pump to a pp machine?

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    Quote Originally Posted by 587772741B0 link=1277770833/0#0 date=1277770833
    I note the new Giotto evo has a presumably superior (and quieter) pump than the pp. Is it feasible for a espresso machine tech person to retro fit new pump to a pp machine?

    Not possible I am afraid. The upgrade involves switches, plumbing, solenoids and gauges.

    It would cost a mint!

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    I see. The one thing that I dislike about my giotto is the noise.

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    It will come down to all things can be done for a price ;) Depending $3-400 for the pump and motor (maybe fited externally or an external tank and fit the pump internally) $200 for electrical bits/mods and another hundred or so for plumbing and extras. Plus some $$ for the person doing the mods unless you are up to doing your own.

    Time for an upgrade ::) ;D

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    Quote Originally Posted by 3B3C38373F352030373E590 link=1277770833/3#3 date=1277784145
    Depending $3-400 for the pump and motor
    More like $500-700 for the pump and motor bf....

    The Evoluzione runs a different wiring loom and the switching between tank and pump involves solenoids. The rear cover is different to accomodate the switch and then there is the pressure gauge as well.

    To do the job properly, youd be looking at $1k+ in parts alone, before you spend anything on labour. It explains the $850 premium on the Evoluzione.

    Clio, if you want a rotary pump, youd be better to sell your machine and then upgrade to a Giotto Professional or Evoluzione or an Izzo Alex Duetto.

    Cheers

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F5A57506478545D5D5E5E3B0 link=1277770833/4#4 date=1277790956
    More like $500-700 for the pump and motor
    Last time I got a price on a new Procon and motor was just on $400 but spare part prices are what they are I guess. Last pump and motor I actually purchased was $65 including postage for a secondhand one ;)

    For mine I would still be upgrading for this one 8-)

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    Re: Giotto pp - retrofit pump

    Ive never seen what the factory setup is on the internals of the GPP but I wonder if there is any potential quieting that could be achieved using the dynamat insulation that others have discussed? May be something to consider.



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