Faema Faemina 1950-60's

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Iconicred
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#1: Post by Iconicred »

Does anyone know if it is possible to add a pressure gauge to this machine? And if yes where would you get a pressure gauge?

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#3: Post by Iconicred (original poster) »

thank you. I was hoping for a more permanent way to add a gauge, like a smart gauge or just a standard gauge..... maybe it's not possible.

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#4: Post by yakster »

There are some Faema Faeminas that have fill valves attached to the lid. I don't think that this is a standard configuration, but mine came with one. It's been conjectured that one could connect a pressure gauge to the fill valve for permanent use, but the wall of the lid is curved so making a seal isn't trivial.

Once you set the pressure release on the Faemina the pressure is pretty stable so having a permanent pressure gauge isn't that much of a requirement.
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#5: Post by baldheadracing »

Iconicred wrote:thank you. I was hoping for a more permanent way to add a gauge, like a smart gauge or just a standard gauge..... maybe it's not possible.
You could put a t-fitting onto the pressure release valve fitting, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBdiBV-yzlk The fitting in the video is custom because a thermometer was also fitted. If that's what you want, then I guess that you could ask Gabor at https://www.naked-portafilter.com to make one for you.
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