Post By Casa Espresso
Post By noidle22
Will I need a flojet to run espresso machine at a market.
I have a friend who is running a sausage sizzle in a few weeks to raise money for work he does with children with low self esteem. I was thinking of asking him if he would like me to set up the espresso machine to help him pull in more dollars.
A buddy suggested I would need a pump for the water like a flojet. The system looks cheap but not if it is not something that I need.
The machine is a Sanremo Verona with 4 group heads.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
I wouldn't of thought so, try it at home from a 20ltr drum and see if it draws well enough. Don't forget the drain bucket.
Raise the water container so itís not sucking up against gravity and it should be fine.
The internal rotary pump will easily pull water up from a drum . You wonít need to put the drum above the machine but you will need a one way valve to stop water free flowing out when the pump is idle .
Biggest issue I would think would be power for a machine like that in a mobile application.
Would be 25amp plus I would think.
Feel free to PM me if I can help.
Boy that's a serious machine for a sausage sizzle. You will probably need to disconnect some elements to allow it to run on a 10 or 15A outlet (depending on what you have available).
The machine should be able to draw water without needing inlet pressure. A non-return valve fitted to the water hose will stop any possible backflow and ensure the pump always stays full of water.
RS Components sell a good quality, reasonably priced non-return valve, part number 486-170.