why wouldn't i drive with the family 50 miles out of the way to a dark garage to buy this on craigslist? even was accused of not being forthright by the wife when i told her that it was so clean that i might keep it instead of getting it for my brother.
her - "Well?"
me - "Oh my god, it has a built in pump. I'm keeping it. It's too big for my brother's kitchen! I mean can you believe it...IT HAS A 110V PROCON PUMP THAT SPINS FREELY! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT'S WORTH? Twice what I'm paying for it!"
her - "will that stuff fix the other one you spent all of that money on?"
me - "No. That one's 220v."
her - stares straight ahead.
oh yeah, the astoria isn't all done yet either. But i figured a more obscure model from a brand in Spain that doesn't have a US office or widely available parts with a complicated metered dosing logic board would be a good addition to the basment.
Pretty clean for a garage find. Cadmium plated frame, Sirai pressurestat, built-in ProCon that feels good. Chrome grouphead is nice and shows no mileage, some dents in outer panels. Funny steam wand auto-cappuccino deal that seems intact. I almost chucked it but maybe I'll play with it. Broken steam knob, missing portafilter and shower screen are the sum of the missing pieces.
110v sticker on an 8 liter boiler. Tons of solenoids for the auto-frother. Some burnt wires but all in all - pretty good shape. There is another thermostat backing up the Sirai. I haven't figured that one out yet.
So it looks like it might work but this is the power cord BUT What on earth should one do with 4 wires for a 110v machine?