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    Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello :)

    Im curious as to whether anyone has one of these lying around? I shouldve bought it when it came up on CS, but I was rather broke at the time, well, still am...

    I would have posted it on the Sale section but I havent as yet, told my SO that I am looking at buying a new machine. He would not approve (despite being the main coffee drinker in the house).

    Just wondering what the chances are of me being able to get them anywhere and how much theyd be? I really am looking for something with an E-61 grouphead, ability to steam milk and pour a shot at the same time, and with electronic dosing.

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    I think that Grimac looks remarkably like a Diadema Junior Electronica in a boxier body...which is an E61 group electronic volumetric heat exchanger machine.

    You should talk to Attilio at Cosmorex...according to their website theyre on special. ;)

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    LOVE the Diadema but I so cant afford a brand new one :( I was hoping someone had one in their shed somewhere - you never know with CSers.

    :D *fingers crossed*

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Sad to have to say it Tashie but.... Youre dreamin ::)

    These are a seriously high quality, commercial grade machine and I doubt that any CSer who currently owns one would want to sell one on for "mates rates", so to speak. I guess you could contact a number of Site Sponsors and ask to be contacted should one come in as a trade-in for example but other than that, you would have to be awfully lucky to pick one up for a song.... :(

    All the best

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    You might want to keep and eye out on Omaras as its the sought of machine that some companies have in the lunch room. I know of one company that I deal with that has one. THere may be one come up in an auction of business that is closing.

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Also email Barazi about traded pre loved machines with 3 months warranty

    They have different price points, dependent on age

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 282B38382F264A0 link=1279939941/4#4 date=1280103357
    You might want to keep and eye out on Omaras as its the sought of machine that some companies have in the lunch room. *I know of one company that I deal with that has one. *THere may be one come up in an auction of business that is closing.
    Snap.

    Yes OMaras have machines coming through from closed businesses all the time.
    You only have to be aware that you cant test them so they come "as is".
    But if lucky you can pick them up very cheaply.

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 163B3F333E520 link=1279939941/3#3 date=1280071052
    Sad to have to say it Tashie but.... Youre dreamin
    Awww :( Am really sulking I didnt buy that Grimac when the CSer was selling.

    I will keep looking and contact the suggested sponsors - thanks guys!

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Id like a Ferrari if anyone has one they dont need lying around in a shed somewhere ;) ;D

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    *grr* Chris! I intended on paying for it - just wondering what Id expect to pay to see if I can factor it into my tax return bonus.

    ;D

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6174667D7C70150 link=1279939941/9#9 date=1280117803
    *grr* Chris! I intended on paying for it - just wondering what Id expect to pay to see if I can factor it into my tax return bonus.

    ;D
    For something that is going to be in good nick (in appearance and working order), Id suspect from $1,500 and up. Mind you, if youre not set on the Grimac, you may be able to pick up quite an acceptable alternative from another manufacturer for a little less.

    Its really a very difficult thing to pin down for someone else as only you know what you would be happy (and prepared) to put up with. Something that looks a bit rough but is otherwise working OK might only require a bit of elbow grease and a few consumable parts (gaskets, O rings, etc). I guess if you could pin down a minimum specification for such a machine, we might be able to help you out a little more... :-/

    All the best.... :)

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    That Grimac sold for $1200 on CS so I was hoping to pay about that.

    Im not very techie, or comfortable with looking at wiring etc, so I guess Id prefer something to ready to go.

    It seems that Id have to be exceptionally lucky to find something like that now, so I guess I will just have to wait til my stars align... and be content with Silvia for now.


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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 37020F083C200C05050606630 link=1279939941/8#8 date=1280108342
    Id like a Ferrari if anyone has one they dont need lying around in a shed somewhere ;) *;D
    Youre going to have to put a price youre prepared to pay for the Ferrari so the mods dont delete your post. ;)

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E627F646E6F786D656E0A0 link=1279939941/12#12 date=1280215078
    Id like a Ferrari if anyone has one they dont need lying around in a shed somewhere*
    Or lie in wait patiently on the Pay It Forward board.

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66535E596D715D54545757320 link=1279939941/8#8 date=1280108342
    Id like a Ferrari if anyone has one they dont need lying around in a shed somewhere ;) *;D

    It just so happens................... ;)

    1/50 scale ok

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Tashie still wants an upgrade!

    Seriously, now. Has anyone looked in their shed lately? I remember someone found a Sunbeam on the side of the road once too

    :P

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    if you were in SYD you could nearly have my Carimali 2grp free......

    no one else wants it :-/

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Yay, got one!

    ;D

    A Mia, in fact.

    Its with the lovely Craig at 9Bar Espresso Services who is giving it a look over to make sure its good to go.

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Well done!

    I thought I ws the only one here with a Mia. Now theres at least two of us... ;D

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Congrats. Those Grimacs look a little like my baby.


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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Gah. Control box issue, Craig says it beeps after its turned on.

    Might be a while before I get it back >:(

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    3 of us a least with a mia! Got mine on Saturday - pretty much brand new (with a scrub up) for 860 bucks! bargain!

    Do you guys think the dangling water softener is very effective? looks a bit useless...


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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Its a resin based filter so if its never been changed it wont be doing anything other than allowing the pump to draw from the bottom of the tank. So dont remove it or the pump will suck air.

    I replaced mine with an in-tank resin water filter from Bombora.

    Peter

    ps. This is my one...


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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D697E6873597774747F1B0 link=1279939941/21#21 date=1297917463
    3 of us a least with a mia! Got mine on Saturday - pretty much brand new (with a scrub up) for 860 bucks! bargain!
    I had a laugh, got it off the bay of evil, didnt you? Had my eye on that one :(

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Hey tashie did you get your Mia back from 9bar? Is it all good now?

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Ms Mia had a fried control board, and possibly a pump issue. I returned it to the original seller and am now still stuck with single boiler Silvia :(

    Think I might just give up coffee, Im so frustrated!

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Quote Originally Posted by 584D5F4445492C0 link=1279939941/25#25 date=1298448374
    Think I might just give up coffee, Im so frustrated!
    wash your mouth out with soap Tashie !!!

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    Na, there is a machine out there for you. Whats your budget?

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?


    yep, theres that little Oscar in the for sale section - theyre volumetric, arent they?

    Not as bling as the Grimac, but they seem like a nice little unit (not E61 though)

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    Re: Anyone got a HX with electronic dosing lying around?

    True SniffCoffee, might not have bling like the mia but a HX all the same. Lets face it, its all about the coffee in the end.

    Its pretty new too so less worrying about bits not working. :)



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