where to begin...
I've been on this forum several times, but never really got the opportunity to get involved with the forum.But here I am now!
So here is the story:
a few days ago i randomly decided to search "La Marzocco" in the local craigslist. Purely out of curiosity. And so i found a LM Linea 4AV. I don't think the guy knew what he hand on his hands, because a short drive and 250$ later, I cam home with the 210 lbs espresso machine.
He told me that he got it from Starbucks about 2 years ago. He never got around to fixing it or selling it. With winter around the corner, i guess he needed the space in the garage.
It's dated 2001, and seemed in ok condition.
I haven't wasted any time since i got it. Already got to stripping of machine, washing parts in citric acid and major cleaning etc
The main issue with the machine seems to be that both group head boilers had cracked at the end caps. They've been sent to get welded today.
I'm clearly very excited about fixing this machine. I'll be very honest, i have limited knowledge in this kind of work. I've stripped my old motorcycle once, but that's about it.
So far i've been very reliant on this forum and wanted to thank everyone in advance for the help.
Here are some pics of the Linea before i got my hands on it. Will updated other pics and questions soon