PID Silvia temperature stability thoughts - Page 2

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AndyS

#11: Post by AndyS »

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.
-AndyS
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#12: Post by Compass Coffee (original poster) »

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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barry

#13: Post by barry »

don't forget to let the epoxy dry thoroughly before powering up the group heater.

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malachi

#14: Post by malachi »

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

#15: Post by barry » replying to malachi »


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

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#16: Post by malachi »

Sounds like an understatement...
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AndyS

#17: Post by AndyS »

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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#18: Post by AndyS »

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
-AndyS
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#19: Post by barry »

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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#20: Post by Compass Coffee (original poster) »

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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