On reversing Mod 1.b (GS3) vs Mod 2. (Slayer)
megamixman wrote:Does this seem like it might be easier to undo if you had to send the BDB back to Breville then mod #2?
Honestly I think this Mod is simpler to change-back but not by much. With this mod, you'll only need to cut the zip ties, put the hose back in the water spigot fixture (re attach with the o-ring and clip). Then you need to put the micro-switch back (2 phillips screws.) Cutting the zip ties does involve the risk of cutting water tubes by accident. I will explain this and how to prevent it below.
To reverse the Slayer Mod (Mod 2.), you will need to reroute tubing which will involve more disconnecting and reconnecting tube ends (clips and O rings). This involves a few more steps but it is still very simple. You will need to replace the microswitch just like in Mod 1.b. You also will not risk cutting tubes by accident because this mod does not involve zip tying one tube to another.
Reversing both Mods involves a little bit of risk. With Mod 1.b the biggest risk is cutting a water tube by accident. With Mod 2, the biggest risks are re-routing the tubes incorrectly and, since you have to work with more hose clips, you run a greater risk of dropping one inside the machine. All of the risks involved in reversing either of the Mods can be managed by having good documentation, taking your time and having the right tools.
Cutting the zip ties
The biggest "watch out" is going to be when you cut the zip ties. You can see in the pictures, I have the water discharge tube zip tied to another water tube for stability. The tubes are probably softer and easier to cut than the zipties so you gotta be careful when you cut the zip ties that you do not cut the water tubes by accident. I suggest using a pair or wire snips rather than scissors or a knife. (scissors bend when you are trying to make precise cuts with the tips and a knife is likely to cut other things).
This: https://www.amazon.com/Cutter-Lightweig ... 29&sr=8-23
or this:https://www.amazon.com/IGAN-P6-Precisio ... 29&sr=8-22
Not loosing parts
To prevent loosing the parts by accident, I just put the phillips screws from the switch back where they were in the machine chassis after I remove the switch. I have the o-ring and clip that was removed in a small plastic bag. You can tape the bag to the inside back wall of your machine or you can put it in the little accessory drawer behind the drip tray.
Also, Can you disclose any details on how you made the shot mirror panel?
Do you mean that the back splash panel of my machine is mirrored? Mine came like this. I think this is just a "feature" of the black colored machine.The black ones have this mirrored plastic back splash panel and I think the silver ones have a brushed panel.