OldNuc wrote:Are the boilers at the same level relative to the sight glass in both machines? Those machines have something like a 140 mm long glass tube. That does not seem like a good solution with that length vs boiler diameter.
If you mean are the boilers mounted in the same position in both machines then yes. In mine its a longer sight glass because of the way the bottom tube drops down. The assembly sits in a cradle and the frame and front panel are not interchangeable with later machines. An autofill would be ideal except I would have to strip down the machine and send the boiler to an engineer to make a suitable fitting. Then there's the expense
I'm going to put another hole, about 25mm, in the front panel just above the window so when the level disappears I know to put more water in. I still can't understand why an experienced company like Gaggia would design it like that in the first place.
I hope all this helps someone who comes across another early Tell and hopefully be forewarned because there was absolutely nothing on the net when I first started the journey.
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I don't think so."