The day before Thanksgiving a VBM DD landed. So my trusty Bric' is for sale. If you're unfamiliar with this true commerical grade commercial rated HX check out Chris Tacy's review
, which heavily influenced my 7 years ago moving from PID'd tank float plumbed Silvia.
This is the exact same Retro Garbage Can
clad direct plumb model Chris reviewed. While living on our kitchen counter she has seen occasional catering gig duty, included one 3 day event where she pulled 25lb worth of beans without batting a eye. Do the math, that was a helluva lot of double shots in 3 days! Indeed very capable of rapid back to back shots. Only requires about 30sec recovery after post shot flush to be temp ready for next shot. Weakness in that type of duty - steaming compared to a larger boiler machine!
While water in is direct plumb only (or flojet etc.) drip tray can be plumbed or not. I ran drip tray unplumbed at home because never got the okie-dokie for a bigger hole in counter.
Both drip trays will be included.
Note that Fiorenzato kind of goofed with the unplumbed drip tray providing nowhere for the silicon overflow tube to go. Pictures of my copper tubing solution provided below. Also what may look like fresh merange on the boiler is the Durablanket insulation I added shortly after getting the Bric'. Cut idle heating cycle time more than in half IIRC. (could search posts from 7 years ago or so for exact times but not gonna!)
Pic of pump is simply showing where it is to dial in shot pressure to your inlet pressure - which always must be done with any rotary pump machine. Note: the Bric' does NOT have a shot pressure gauge only boiler pressure so you'll need to use a PF mounted gauge. Had her dialed in to 8.75bar for my line pressure but that doesn't mean squat for your line pressure...
The last picture shows why I orginally got a super deal on the machine from Chris Coffee. Look closely and you'll see the drip tray is not level. The front drip tray frame was bent during shipping from Italy.
Will come with both plumbed and unplumbed drip trays, 2xPF, double and single shot baskets, backflush blank, extra group gasket (new one installed), new group screen 6 months ago, spare set of lever bushings (replaced a year or so ago, no current leakage) and an allen wrench, have a spare correct size. (Silly thing requires a flathead and phillips screw drivers and allen wrench to take both the top and body covers off!)
Edit: Requires 20A circuit which all modern kitchens (should) have. Ran off circuit shared with 1000w nuker for 7 years. Only time tripped breaker was if entertaining making large number of beverages back to back AND ran nuker at the same time.
1st Line currently has this bad girl on sale for $1325.00 shipped, less than it was 7 years ago!
Asking Price: $825 shipped ConUs check or MO, $849.75 PayPal or cc via phone.
Picked up $750 cash, check or MO, $772.50 PayPal or cc. (Vancouver, WA)
(pictures taken from my 5 year old phone, what can I say.