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  • Looking to get a joystick type steam arm assembly

    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I could buy a joystick type, steam arm assembly in Australia? I'm looking for something like the one sold here: Steam and Hot water Joysticks for the Andreja Premium and the Vetrano | Cup And Brew . Thanks!

  • #2
    Pretty sure Coffee Parts sell flick/lever valves. Lever valves came standard on some San Marco machines, could try one of those. They're not cheap at $180 each though.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by noidle22 View Post
      Pretty sure Coffee Parts sell flick/lever valves. Lever valves came standard on some San Marco machines, could try one of those. They're not cheap at $180 each though.
      I thought so and I sent them an email about it a few days ago. No answer from them yet .

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      • #4
        Have you tried Bezzera at all mate?

        Nearly all of their current machines use the Flick Steam Valves these days and I don't think they are that expensive...

        Mal.
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        • #5
          Thing about Bezzera is the non-standard fittings at the back of the valve, they are a proprietary fine pitch wierdness.

          I have some, see attached pic, the back fitting is 3/8th bsp. You have to be sure it will either fit your wand / front panel / steam pipe or be prepared to do the work to adapt accordingly, whichever you choose. Often it's not so simple as it seems.Click image for larger version

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          • #6
            Ah, good point mate...

            I've only swapped out valves between Bezz models, so didn't know about this peculiarity...

            Mal.

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            • #7
              I already knew that the Bezzera ones are non standard and won't fit .

              It looks like I'll have to get the assembly from overseas and also get the adapter they sell, just in case. Thanks coffee_machinist for the picture and advice.

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              • #8
                I tried to order from cupandbrew but they do not deliver to Australia. Anywhere else these can be had?

                Cheers
                Dean

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                • #9
                  What type are you looking for? I stock the ones above as a spare part for machine modifications.

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                  • #10
                    Hey Rick,

                    Thinking a set of the Joysticks for the Alex Leva with wood handles would be awesome.

                    PS. The tamper is working a treat.

                    Cheers
                    Dean

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                    • #11
                      Hi Dean, can be done. Get in touch anytime if you want to discuss it, we can also swap sides for the valves while we're at it if you like. I know a guy for the wood bits.

                      Cheers, Rick

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by coffee_machinist View Post
                        What type are you looking for? I stock the ones above as a spare part for machine modifications.
                        Do they fit a rocket giotto or vbm?

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                        • #13
                          Sorry Barri for the delayed reply.

                          Not by default - they are from commercial machines so the back end is 3/8" BSP, and most domestics including those you mentioned use a smaller 1/4" fitting so they won't fit through the front panel cutout, or connect to the copper pipes. Having said that, I am going from memory with VBM and I may be wrong in saying they are not 3/8".

                          A not inconsiderable amount of work has to be done to adapt the valves to 1/4", either by remanufacturing the fitting at the back of the valve, or modifying the machine panel itself which I would not be overly keen on. Expobar do a version with a 1/4" fitting at the back, but it's too short, and Expobar don't polish or chrome plate their valves as they are hidden behind the front panel. Annoying.

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                          • #14
                            If it's any help, Isomac fits them on their Mondiale model.

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                            • #15
                              Pre cool touch Mondiale

                              Originally posted by blend52 View Post
                              If it's any help, Isomac fits them on their Mondiale model.
                              I have a pre cool touch Mondiale and want to add cool touch 'joystick' steam and hot water. Does anyone know where I can buy these as complete assemblies for the Mondiale?

                              Thanks a lot

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