PID Silvia temperature stability thoughts - Page 2

Postby AndyS on Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:50 pm

Compass Coffee wrote: You using same type PID'd electric heater as for grouphead?


I'm using a thermoblock heater from an old Krups espresso machine.
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Postby Compass Coffee on Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:01 pm

AndyS wrote:
I'm using a thermoblock heater from an old Krups espresso machine.

How intra and intershot stable is your boiler PID'd, grouphead electric PID heated, boiler feed thermoblock heated Silvia?
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Postby barry on Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:15 pm

don't forget to let the epoxy dry thoroughly before powering up the group heater.
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Postby malachi on Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:40 pm

Barry... either you're naturally paranoid or you've got some scary "whoops" stories to tell!!
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Postby barry on Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:53 pm

malachi wrote:Barry... either you're naturally paranoid or you've got some scary "whoops" stories to tell!!



iirc, someone at a.c had a moment of excitement....
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Postby malachi on Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:55 pm

Sounds like an understatement...
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Postby AndyS on Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:49 pm

barry wrote:

iirc, someone at a.c had a moment of excitement....


It's a water-based, heat-conductive putty, and sasha turned on the electricity before it had dried completely.

BANG!!!!

However, no equipment was harmed and everyone lived happily ever after.
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Postby AndyS on Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:50 pm

Compass Coffee wrote:How intra and intershot stable is your boiler PID'd, grouphead electric PID heated, boiler feed thermoblock heated Silvia?


Approx ± 0.75F
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Postby barry on Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:57 pm

AndyS wrote:
It's a water-based, heat-conductive putty, and sasha turned on the electricity before it had dried completely.

BANG!!!!

However, no equipment was harmed and everyone lived happily ever after.



i thought that was how he ended up with baby ruth!! <snicker> ;)
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Postby Compass Coffee on Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:06 pm

AndyS wrote:
Approx ± 0.75F

Impressive. Sounds definitely well worth the effort.

BTW, Krups thermoblock like from an old Gusto or ? I'll have to start searching for one. I had a Gusto briefly I'd gotten to possibly use for travel but gave it away to a friend! I wonder if the parts needed could be ordered via spare parts...

The scary part is doesn't sound like a couple hour project. It won't be easy having Silvia out of commission for ANY length of time! Thoughts enter my head like just buy a new machine to use temporarily and return it under 30 day remorse policy, but I won't play that game, way uncool. Sure I could still brew vac or press or moka pot or turkish, but it ain't espresso!
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