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Thread: La nuova era Alexa rebuild

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    La nuova era Alexa rebuild

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    Ok so Iíve wanted a machine project with at least an e61 group or variant of for a while, Iíve rebuilt a few 2 group machines but really donít need something that size. I scored an old Alexa in less than ideal condition and set about the rebuild and modifications. The Alexa has the option of tank or plumbed but I didnít want tank or vibe pump so I stripped it down and ditched the bits I didnít need. I managed to fit a rotary and motor into the space where the tank was. And I fitted a pump bypass switch to allow for mains pressure pre infusion into the side where the old valve to switch between mains and tank was. I also upgraded the element from a 1250w to a 2000w as it lacked a bit of holding power on steaming.
    Iíll add some photos to this thread once I am allowed to post attachments
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    Sounds like a fun project. Be good to hear more as you go.

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    Dimal, Javaphile, matth3wh and 4 others like this.

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    That certainly came up pretty good! Looked a little daunting in the before pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    That certainly came up pretty good! Looked a little daunting in the before pics.
    Not a project I’d have tackled some years back but fairly confident now days

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    Damn! Thatís seriously good. Can you do that to my vintage 2 group Boema?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Damn! That’s seriously good. Can you do that to my vintage 2 group Boema?
    you are closer to the coffee machinist over that way I’m sure he could do wonders with your machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuelledbycoffee View Post
    you are closer to the coffee machinist over that way Iím sure he could do wonders with your machine
    Iím actually in NZ so he canít help me either. Iíd love to let Rick loose on it though, heís a genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    I’m actually in NZ so he can’t help me either. I’d love to let Rick loose on it though, he’s a genius.
    Damn
    time to start learning yourself, that’s what I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuelledbycoffee View Post
    Damn
    time to start learning yourself, thatís what I did
    Iíve refurbished a few machines (about 8 or 9 I think plus some grinders), but I just donít have the time, tools, skills or experience to put out anything as good as what youíve done there. And I certainly couldnít come close to people like Rick. Itís always been good fun though.



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