Is this used Rocket Giotto a good deal? - Page 2

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homeburrero
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#11: Post by homeburrero »

tyw13 wrote:I was just concerned that it is potentially a fake machine based off what I was reading on the rocket website citing fake rocket machines being sold.
It is strange that it's missing that badge. That was a new badge for the Evo, and this is a very early serial number, so it seems possible that it came out of the factory different than the usual Evo V1. It may even be a transition Premium Plus machine. I don't think it's inauthentic, but I do have limited experience. If you get it, open it up and compare the internals with what you see in this review. (The reviewed machine is a 2010 Evo V1, but later than yours based on the serial numbers.* ) And let us know if you see any interesting differences.


* Early Rockets had numbers beginning with the year of manufacture - so a serial beginning with 2010 was produced in 2010. Later Rocket models used a different scheme, so a machine produced in 2011 would have a serial number beginning with D11.

P.S. The Rocket page about inauthentic machines can be found here: https://rocket-espresso.com/certified-authentic.html
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#12: Post by tyw13 (original poster) »

homeburrero wrote:If you get it,
Ended up not getting it since it was a plumbing line only, no water tank and I'm renting now so I won't be running a water line. But thanks for all the help!

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#13: Post by homeburrero »

tyw13 wrote:Ended up not getting it since it was a plumbing line only, no water tank

homeburrero wrote:It is switchable, can be plumbed or can use the built-in reservoir.
:oops: :oops:

Sorry for misleading. After some serious searching I learned something I did not know about a rarely mentioned model, the "Giotto Professional" around that time that was plumb-only. And I found evidence of one that lacked the badge and had the Rocket logo on the other gauge: https://coffeesnobs.com.au/forum/equipm ... onal/page2 . So it does look authentic, if not the one you want.
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#14: Post by tyw13 (original poster) »

homeburrero wrote: Sorry for misleading
I ended up getting it at a cheaper price. Any way you can give me some advice on running it without having a water line ran for now?

ira
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#15: Post by ira »

If it has a rotary pump, you can usually just drop the hose in a bottle of water and it will pull from that. It might need the hose primed and the bottle sitting next to it, but it might also work if it's on the floor below it.

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#16: Post by tyw13 (original poster) »

Just bought a direct water line 2009 Rocket Giotto Espresso Machine. There is no water tank/reservoir. I was hoping someone can give me some advise as to how I could get it running without running a water line as I am currently renting and won't be allowed to run any lines. I am new to all this, so any help is much appreciated! :D

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#17: Post by Jasper_8137 »

I would recommend a flojet. Take a look at Michael's setup...

Espresso Cart - Goodbye Plumbed In

Or a simplified version...

https://clivecoffee.com/products/flojet ... water-pump

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#18: Post by Nunas »

Buy a pressure pump like this one https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0001F ... SNTZ&psc=1. Store your water in a large jug (most folks use 5-gallon potable-rated Jerry cans or 25-litre carboys). Connect the output of the pump to your machine. The pump will come on and off as needed, as it has an inbuilt pressure switch. To minimize the number of pump on/off cycles, some folks add an accumulator tank. I think this might work too https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06XHK ... E0GQI&th=1

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#19: Post by tyw13 (original poster) »

Jasper_8137 wrote: flojet.
Thanks! Any idea how well the flojet works or holds up?

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#20: Post by tyw13 (original poster) »

Nunas wrote: pump like this one
Thanks ill check them out