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Hi,

I’m thinking about buying a 3 year old Brewtus IV and would appreciate some input on a couple of points. It was plumbed in and I am told doesn’t have an internal water reservoir - where can I buy one separately?  It wasn’t used very much and has not been used for the last 2 years apart from a test 6 months ago when it worked fine.  Is there anything I should look out for because of this and will need any special preparation before regular use?

I will post a separate thread on a valuation.

Thanks in advance. 

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18 hours ago, Caffeine fan said:

Hi,

I’m thinking about buying a 3 year old Brewtus IV and would appreciate some input on a couple of points. It was plumbed in and I am told doesn’t have an internal water reservoir - where can I buy one separately?  It wasn’t used very much and has not been used for the last 2 years apart from a test 6 months ago when it worked fine.  Is there anything I should look out for because of this and will need any special preparation before regular use?

I will post a separate thread on a valuation.

Thanks in advance. 

Is that all the information you have? ...If so, I would give it a miss.


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For 500 quid you can hardly go wrong. Try Bellabarista for the reservoir - if not available you can improvise. 

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27 minutes ago, Caffeine fan said:

Thanks DavecUK. What other facts would it be useful to know?  I’ve called BB and a reservoir is about £30. 

As much as possible...at the moment to me this could be a machine that:

Is 3 years old (they mean they had it for 3 years and bought it used), used in a small cafe in a very hard water area, never been maintained, can't actually be used on a tank because the parts are missing. It's heavily scratched with a bent foot, some damage to case and chrome of E61. It's missing accessories but those can be purchased by the new owner. It's due a service and full descale, requiring a group rebuild, group gasket and leaky vacuum breaker replaced. Sometimes the group goes cold, because there is evidence of a few small leaks inside the machine causing the thermosyphon to stall.

It's like me saying there is a 1976 mg Midget for sale (2 different 76 cars) what's it worth...you understand I hope..

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Yes I do understand and have the answers to some of these points but not all. So probably worth asking for a few more questions!

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