OUR BREW PRESSURE GAUGE KIT INCLUDES ALL OF THESE PARTS
YOU DO NOT NEED TO ORDER A BREW PRESSURE GAUGE KIT AND THIS BREW PRESSURE GAUGE ADAPTOR KIT.
(If you order both, we will assume that you've read the above - and we will ship both)
This is the main parts from our brew pressure gauge kit but it specifically EXCLUDES the actual gauge and capillary tube. The mounting hardware provided is suitable to be used with any pressure gauge that presents a G1/8" female fixing - as the supplied fittings terminate in a G1/8" male fitting.
The adaptor provides access to true brew pressure - ie pressure being experienced at the puck. Most (if not all) other Gaggia Classic pressure gauge kits are tapped into the pump-to-boiler pipe, or elsewhere, and provide only a pump/boiler pressure - rather than actual group pressure. Due to the flow restrictor within the solenoid valve, the pump/boiler pressure can be quite different to the actual group pressure.
Most other pressure gauge kits also require you to cut pipes or otherwise damage the original machine. This adaptor kit can be installed and removed without signs of it ever being present, and without damaging the original machine in any way (if mounting a gauge within a TopBox rather than cutting the case).
The kit includes all necessary parts for fitting of the adaptor, along with instructions for basic installation. We cannot be responsible for any issues or challenges that you may have in fitting your own gauge to our adaptor or adaptor hardware supplied.
You'll need basic tools for fitting, including:
- Allen keys
Note that this kit is only suitable to Gaggia machines that have a 3-way solenoid valve (original Classic, Classic 2019, Classic Pro, etc.). It is specifically NOT suited to the RI9403 ("Classic V2 / Classic 2015" previously available in the UK/EU).
IMPORTANT NOTE that the standard valve adaptor may not fit "pre-Philips" machines with a larger solenoid valve and some larger solenoids fitted. If you have such a machine (typically pre-2007) you will need our slightly different version of this kit with a "wider / lower" brass adaptor - which you can find here. If you have a 2007-2010 machine then send us a photo of the solenoid valve, if you're in any doubt, and we'll let you know.
This adaptor kit contains:
Our pressure gauge adaptor kit contains everything ywithin our brew pressure gauge kit - except for the gauge (inc capillary tube). You will also need a few basic tools that are shown as being required on the "Description" tab:
- Brass solenoid valve adaptor
- Replacement o-rings for solenoid valve and adaptor
- Mounting bolts for solenoid valve and valve adaptor
- Heat-break fitting for valve adaptor
- Heat-break fitting for pressure gauge
- 10cm of PTFE heat-break pipe
A link to the installation documentation, for installation within a TopBox (other than the actual mounting of the gauge within a hole, this is also relevant to the mounting of the gauge in a 40mm case hole)
DISCLAIMER: The installation of any of our parts or kits, and any modification of any espresso machines undertaken by reference to our installation and/or user guides, should only be conducted by persons with proper electrical safety knowledge who are capable and qualified to undertake such work and modifications. Many of the components within espresso machines operate at high temperature, high pressure and with mains electrical voltages at high current in the presence of water – any of these could cause serious personal injury, shock, burns, fire, explosion, other property damage and possibly death. We shall hence not be liable for any damage to property, personal injury or other loss caused by the improper or incorrect use of the aforementioned installation and/or user guides or the provided kit(s) or any of those kit’s component or constituent parts. By commencing installation of our kit(s) you agree to accept all liability associated with the modification of your espresso machine, and agree to hold us in no way responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury howsoever, wherever or whenever caused. You further agree to indemnify us and our agents, officers, directors and employees, immediately and on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any installation, use, misuse or failure of any of our kits or component parts thereof.
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