Gaggia OPV Mod

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I know the Classic has been a popular model on here, I'm looking to do the OPV mod to my machine. Just wondering if anyone has a gauge setup I could borrow please?

Thanks,

Matt
 
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mattyb240
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What a gent!

I don't, I was under the impression you just removed the spouts from the existing portafilter and screw it on?
 
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It must have been more than 10+ years ago I put this together - I don't remember any easily available ready to go ones from back then. Had my knowledge of plumbing fittings been better I might have done it straight off the pf can't really remember why it was done this way! [EDIT: the stock Rancilio pf at that time had a notch in the pf body itself that prevented a complete seal at the spout knew there was a reason]

So we have a blind filter drilled with a mini John Guest type pneumatic fitting, some mini pressure hose and then the fluid filled gauge with matching fitting so you can just plug the hose in and out. I think it cost about £20 to put together back then. Costs have fallen and frankly you might be better lashing out a tenner for bits for your own one on the bay of E or asking @antdad nicely :)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pressure-Guage1-8-bsp-Bottom-Entry-50mm-dial-0-200-psi-b230-/120873578223?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c24a06eef
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-8-Bsp-Female-1-8-Female-Socket-Reducing-Bush-1-off-/110726500653?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item19c7d0512d


 
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Nice use of blanking plate, I had no idea what you'd come up with. I don't have one for a gaggia I'm afraid but tbh as suggested the bits are so cheap nowadays it's hardly worth the cost of sending or you could ask on coffeeforumUK.
 
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That's a hell of a setup! Yeah I think you might be right, might just grab some bits. Don't seem to be having much luck on the coffee forum.
 
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