how mount the pressure gauge on Europiccola
From 1990, on the model Europiccola is no longer possible to mount the pressure gauge because La Pavoni reduced the hole of upper retainer from 12 mm to 11 mm while the pressure gauge nut is 12 mm.
To resolve this problem you have two solution:
- use a 11 mm nut
- replace the upper sight glass retainer with the one for professional model which his hole is 12 mm.
On previous models (recognizable by protection sight glass revolving metal and not plastic), the gauge can be mounted directly using a 12 mm nut.
The pressure gauge allows you to monitor the proper functioning of the pressure and allows an immediate diagnosis in case of malfunction of the same.
To install the pressure gauge
unscrew the cap, possibly tapping with a hammer on a screwdriver positioned oblique to the outside, so as not to damage the cap
put the gasket
a little bit of teflon tape
tighten with a wrench 14 positioned on the squared support of the gauge
absolutely not tighten the nut, you will damage gasket and nut
in the case of Europiccola 80's, during screwing, the gauge tends to touch the boiler, in this case remove the protection
screw the gauge and put again the protection
If you have not availability of the 11 mm nut, then you have to replace the upper retainer.
The replacement is not particularly complicated and can be performed without special equipment.
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