La Pavoni Pro heating element

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mitmind
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Postby mitmind » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:40 am

Hi

I'm in the middle of rebuilding a pre-milenium LP p16, one of the down sides was the heating element "death"

I was looking for some non OEM options to avoid 150$ xDD and i finally found this
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http://www.spanglefish.com/avicennassol...eid=243553

I make some modifications to keep a little part of the old resistor because I don't have welding machine

First I cut the old element,

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Then and very carefully I drill the 10mm holes using of course different sizes of drills ( 2, 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 )

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I use some power control unit to reduce the RPM of the driller to avoid deformations on the holes.

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now Its time to clean everything and mount the new one :P

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And some leak and temperature tests

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And heating element DONE ! !

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1.0 Bar Perfect ! !

I've read lot's but until I burned myself I cant believe how HOT it gets ! !

Now I'm waiting for the new brass piston to complete the full gasket upgrade ;-)

Thank's guys for this outstanding forum

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uscfroadie
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Postby uscfroadie » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:36 am

nice work! keep us posted on the long-term reliability of the seals at the bottom of the heating element.
Merle
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