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  1. Can someone help me identify this machine? Any info appreciated. Thanks in advance, Matias
  2. This is an advert for my recently replaced espresso machine. I bought it new from BellaBarista on Jan 4 2013 (I still have the receipt). It suffered a leaking relief valve in 2015, which was replaced and throughout its life has been regularly de-scaled and cleaned. Otherwise I have had no problems with it. It has delivered around 3000 espressos in its time with me and provided an excellent follow-on from a Gaggia that I had used before treating myself to a retirement present. A slippery slope. Initially I used (Brita) filtered water and then moved over to Volvic bottled water. The item has had a thorough service and inspection at BB, there is a receipt for all the work carried out, which will transfer to the new owner. The pump was replaced, alongwith the group head gasket and the shower screen plus a full service of the group head itself. It is now as-new, minor wear from use excepted. It comes with The (somewhat amusing) Expobar instruction manual, plus the excellent BB-written detailed instructions on use and maintenance. A single portafilter with double and single baskets and a blind filter for backflushing A tamper Cleaning brush I will accept offers based on £600, which will include P&P (UK ONLY, I am afraid) from BB in Wellingborough. The purchaser could collect from BB if preferred. BB cannot demonstrate the machine though. Here are the pictures (apologies for the odd orientation, it was hard to double guess what the uploader was going to do)
  3. Hello, For a sale Expobar Brewtus IV (tank/vibra)verison. Bought in August 2015 in original packing and with everything that came with it: - portafilter - filter basket (single and double) - blind filter. It is 230V/240V version with schuko plug (germany, italy, austria, swiss etc). For UK it is just need a 3pin uk adapter. Machine was regularly maintained and always used with water softener. If you have any additional questions let me know and i am able to send any additional pictures. Joystick are sold. I did apply the original. I'm ready to sell it for £750 + postage (I pay half the price of postage). 30.7 update: New price £750 postage included (without joystick, but with original) 5.8.update: price reduced £725 (without joystick, but with original) SOLD!
  4. Looks in decent nick and saying only home use? Good price if so. https://www.gumtree.com/p/coffee-machines/expobar-leva-dual-boiler-coffee-machine/1254050720
  5. Hello again, So, I received my new Leva DB yesterday evening and seem to be having some issues with getting the Brew Boiler up to temp. The PID has been set at 92, but I cant get the temp past 65. When the machine was turned on for an hour to heat up, the temp displayed on the PID only rose to about 35 and when I ran the pump constantly the temp eventually crept up to 65, but no higher. Tried it again this morning and left it to heat for 45 minutes but the temp displayed on the PID was only 19... Tried resetting the PID a couple of times but this made no difference. Could it be something to do with the Temp Limit Switch on the boilers themselves or a dodgy PID? Any ideas? Cheers
  6. I have around £500 to spend on a machine and before I take the plunge on a new machine I would be interested in a decent quality used one must have original box and be willing to post Thanks in advance
  7. Hi All, I purchased this in June 2015 from Bella Barista, it is the plumbed/tanked version but I have only used the reservoir with bottled water. I used it quite a lot to start, but then I moved house at the end of last year and have never really got back into it and am drinking brewed pretty much exclusively now. Will have a year of warranty from Bella Barista assuming that it transfers. Always back flushed with water & puly caf regularly. I also have a Eureka Mignon MKI for sale, a Rocket naked portafilter with 15g & 18g VST baskets + stock basket. Also a Made by Knock 58mm tamper, knock box & mat. Plus some other bits and bobs that'll get included with the Expobar. If you're quick, I've just opend a kg of Rave's signature blend that I'll throw in! To start with, I'll offer this as the Expobar +/- whatever the buyer wants from the rest and if there is anything remaining, I'll sell the rest afterwards. Price is £1050 for everything, collected from High Wycombe HP15. This thing is a beast, so would rather not post! Will drive to meet up, but face-to-face preferred. Obviously make an offer if you only want the Expobar +/- bits. For clarity, the following a priocs for machine + other bits: Machine + Everything = £1050 Machine Alone = £850 Machine + Grinder = 1000 Machine + naked portafilter + VST baskets = £900 Cheers, Mike
  8. I am selling my Expobar Brewtus IV (aka Office Leva). Double boiler, rotary pump, plumb only. In good condition, some scratches on drip tray. It's a 2013 model I bought it in March this year, it was used lightly in a commercial setting for 1 year (grinder that came with it had 800 shot count), they sold it as coffee wasn't selling. I have used it daily for 2-3 espresso. Only been used with bottled water (I cant plumb it in). It's been backflushed with calypuff. Comes with naked portafilter and regular pf. Double basket and whiteyj's 3d printed pf holder. I am selling as I have started using my classic with PID again and finding it's making shots just as good as the Brewtus (might be my skills) I only drink espresso so a double boiler is really overkill. I got this at a decent price so willing to sell for £750. No offers. Collection only from Glasgow as it is too heavy to courier.
  9. I'm thinking it's an Expobar leva dual boiler? Anyone confirm? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111927609938?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  10. OK, this is now driving me crazy. I'm an impatient guy and need to get a new espresso machine to replace my cheap, now broken, machine. I had purchased a machine on here, but that fell through as it developed a fault. I have a wanted ad for an Expobar Dual Boiler / something similar, but it seems these machines don't come up that often. I'm thinking of going for new, but that doesn't put much in my budget range (£800). So I'm thinking of upping the budget to cover an Expobar Dual Boiler from Bella Barista; this would be on a credit card so not a general budget for used items. I can't make myself wait for a couple of months to have the cash available and/or for the right thing to come up second hand. I've pretty much discounted getting something from abroad (ie from Italy / NL etc), as I'd like the reassurance of a UK distributor plus the advice / 'training' from Bella Barista sounds like a good idea. A new Expobar Dual Boiler is 1285 from Bella Barista (the reservoir only is 1185, but out of stock). Within my range and in stock they also have Bezzera BZ10, ECM Heidelberg Barista, Rocket Plus PID. The other machines are HX and my preference is for the Expobar. Am I wrong / crazy to be thinking of buying new? The alternative is to get something cheap (£2-400) and wait for something to come up s/hand and then sell on. But of course, I still have to wait for that and then sell/buy as well. Reading this back, I've not really asked much of a question but just generally looking for opinions before I spend lots of money!
  11. I'm not sure which thread but i seem to remember someone mentioning the prospect of pressure profiling on a Brewtus by adjusting the OPV during extraction. So for you more experienced Brewtus users I ask: - Has anyone tried playing with adjusting the OPV during extraction? - How low can the OPV go without risking damage? - What else should be considered if you're planning on doing it? - Should I even bother with trying?
  12. So I finally got to decaling the brewtus and foolishly thought it would be easy. I had the idea of syphoning the descaler in and out after a few hours before flushing. In my mind this would have been a lot quicker and easier than running the pump. Turns out I couldn't get he wrench on anything and even if I could I wouldn't have been comfortable with removing anything on there. Can anybody give me a tip here? What's easiest and best to remove? I was thinking the manometer fitting on the brew boiler and temp probe on the steam boiler, but could go for the vacuum breaker too. Also, I was going to up steam pressure while I had it open but it doesn't seem to want to turn. Clockwise to up the pressure? Does it have something on it to prevent it from turning (that will cause it to break if forced?). UPDATE: It turned out to be easy. I got a pair of grip pliers onto the silver nut which sits against the boiler (first picture front left) and put a small adjustable wrench on the brass nut. It turned off easily enough and the little brew manometer tube moved over to the side to allow access straight down into the boiler. There was no sealant on the threads to worry about replacing. I used a basic syphon tube from wilko with a straw shoved into the tap that came with it (the tube is a little too big to fit into the boiler). You could simply suck all of the water out through a straw if you don't have a syphon tube. An alternative is to use the teflon tubes that connect to the pump as they fit in the little hole too. I drained the steam boiler through the tap. After reconnecting the manometer I ran some descaler through the whole thing (steam tap, wand and brew head, with a backflush just to be sure the manometer gets the treatment) and I'm now sitting here waiting for a couple of hours to drain it.
  13. Hi all, I have a minor issue with my Expobar and was wondering if anyone would care to recommend a mobile technician who covers south east London. TIA Greg
  14. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251253894040?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 Thanks Dave
  15. I'm cleaning up a used Expobar Office Control and am thinking I'd like to insulate the boiler. I like what I see here: #3 For those of you who've insulated a boiler on an HX machine of this size, have you noticed any downsides? I'm concerned about unforeseen consequences. Thank you.
  16. Hi All, forgive me if this is posted in the wrong area! As soon as the machine is powered on, there is continuous leaking coming from the safety release valve. If I turn on the machine and pull the pour lever, small amounts of water start coming through the group head but still leaks on top of the main boiler. Machine only has 2 months of usage! (not descaled yet which I know is bad, not sure if this is the culprit?) Not sure where to go from here, I'm in Devon and am happy to recieve any recommendations from pro's who might be able to help. I unfortunately bought this from a company who don't provide service help if the things go awry (my mistake for not going with a reliable re-seller). See below video for context - I've unscrewed the part that's spitting, off the boiler, and applied some goo to stop leakage but this still happens immediately when switching it on! I have reseated every contact/cable imaginable inside, the only thing I can't seem to do is check the fuse in the plug because it's completely encased and doesn't have a bit to plop off to swap the fuse.
  17. Hi Took cam out and regreased following chemical backflush. Got cam back in but having problems - pressure not going up to 9 bar.....sitting at 2 bar. Is it possible that the cam is in the wrong position as at the mid point, the pressure goes up... Videos: Any help appreciated. Thanks Paul
  18. Hi, I'm sure this must be here somwhere but I can't find it. I'd like to know how to reset the PID to its factory default - just in case I mess it up whilst playing with the programming. TIA, Tim.
  19. Had my expobar office leva on a timer, unfortunately my daughter went to fill her cup up with hot water, but as the machine was on a timer and was off at the time , obviously no water was coming out . But sadly she didnt turn the hot water tap off, and when the expobar came back on in the morning the hot water was running through the tap. I reckon it must have been running the hot water through that tap for at least 30 mins. Anyway now the expobar will not turn on i tried to reset the little red button inside the machine but it keeps tripping the electric. Any ideas what i could do to solve this, the machine is mains fed .
  20. Bought the 3 pack of steam tips from bella barista this week. These fit a wide variety of machines and have an 8m thread. I'm keeping the 3 hole tip. I am selling both the 4 hole tips - one with central hole and the one without. Price is £10 each tip including registered post.
  21. Hi all I've been lurking for a while on the site and have found it very useful to help make my decision to upgrade from my Silvia to a brand new shiny expobar dual boiler. Seems like the best value dual boiler out there from what I can tell - I'd love to go a step higher to the R58 or QM verona, but not sure I can really justify the extra expense. Anyway, I've been researching the best places to buy and bella barista had until now come top of the list - basically the cheapest UK supplier and glowing feedback from everyone that's bought from there. However, today I stumbled upon a Dutch site called Casa Barista who are offering it significantly cheaper (around €1325 including postage, which equates to £1000, so almost £200 less than BB). The two models are exactly the same as far as I can tell (apart from the name Brewtus v Leva). Just wondered if anyone had any experience with Casa Barista before I part with my cash? I've emailed them a couple of questions so far and they've responded quickly and seemingly knowledgable, but haven't been able to find any feedback about them online, and their website isn't the most professional!
  22. Still looking for a DB myself only sold on the Profitec after visiting Bella Barista Ends Wednesday http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391115948786?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  23. There's nothing worse than "all the gear and no idea"; but I'm sat here with my R58 and still can't get milk like Kane's pic! It was almost easier on the classic cos you had more time until it reached temp (until the steam ran out of course). Now I have no excuse. Off to have another 'practice' ☺☕
  24. I'm after a good portafilter for my machine. i have one already, but it cups around the base of the basket far too much. When using an 18g basket the outer droplets that form always end up running around the rim and down the bloomin handle! What a mess!!! looking at pics online, others seem to be much more open, allowing the droplets to merge normally. Recommendations welcome.
  25. Having finally given into the temptation to upgrade to a Rocket R58 my Expobar Brewtus II is now up for sale. I've owned it since November 2009 and it's served me very well. I can't really justify the difference between this and what I've spent on the Rocket based on the coffee produced - I just fancied one. I would describe it as well used but also well maintained and cared for. There are only a few occasions that it's been used for more than one morning coffee a day as that's enough for me and my wife doesn't like such strong coffee. I live in a soft water area and have only used filtered water in it. I have descaled it a couple of times despite it not needing it. It is regularly back flushed with water and every now and again with Puly Caff. I've just back flushed it with Puly Caff ready for sale. I've also greased the relevant parts with Molycote as recommended from time to time. I've not redone this prior to sale but can include a bit for the new owner. I've replaced the pump, upgraded the over pressure valve to a much more substantial one (Izzo Alex equivalent I think), changed the security valve and the anti-vacuum valve. It's also had a new power switch. The group head has been serviced twice, once quite recently (see picture showing old parts). I have also just changed the nylon tube inside which are susceptible to failing over time on these. Its very easy to change and hadn't failed but I thought it best to change it so it's nice and new for the new owner. This is the twin boilder model but without the PID however it does have temperature control which can be varied by one degree increments. The offset is set as recommended and the brew pressure was set using a portafilter with a gauge fitted. There is a kit available from the US to upgrade this to PID but I was advised that it's not really worth the outlay and that was by someone who sells them. It can be plumbed in and what I think is the original pipe is supplied as can be seen. It also comes with the three portafilter holders shown; a single, a double and a bottomless plus single, double, oversize and blind portafilters. It did come with a black plastic tamper which is pretty useless. I'm not sure where I put it but if I find it I shall include it. It has a single hole steam tip fitted. I have a different one somewhere which I shall include if I find it but can't guarantee I'll be able to. I have the original box but would prefer collection from Sale (South Manchester) so that it may be viewed before buying and to save the postage risk but I might consider sending it via courier. I'd probably need to find another box so I could double box it and it is very heavy so wouldn't be cheap. I think that hopfully about covers it. Any questions please ask. Price £599 or sensible offer. Payment would be by cash, bank transfer or paypal gift. No returns unless posted and damaged on arrival.
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