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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 4:12pm
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Hey guys,

So today it was a rainy day and I got bored so I decided to head to home depot and buy some aluminium piping insulation then look what happened!!

I am actually wondering how this will affect the taste of the coffee? Also I put some insulation on the 2 pipes that went directly to the brew head.

6$ mod :)

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 4:19pm
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Philmassaad Said:

I am actually wondering how this will affect the taste of the coffee?

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Only if you still depend on the cup warmer.  ;-)

 
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 5:49pm
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I'm no expert on HX machines, but I thought the differential between the heat of water passing through the boiler and that arriving at the brew head depended in part on minor losses while travelling along that pipe you just insulated. Mightn't this make the temp at the brew head just a bit hotter, requiring a change, maybe, in your boiler offset? Or your cooling flush routine?
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 5:56pm
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frcn Said:

Only if you still depend on the cup warmer.  ;-)

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Actually I don't really depend on it, I usually flush my machine into a cup before doing my shot!
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 5:58pm
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Stuart Said:

I'm no expert on HX machines, but I thought the differential between the heat of water passing through the boiler and that arriving at the brew head depended in part on minor losses while travelling along that pipe you just insulated. Mightn't this make the temp at the brew head just a bit hotter, requiring a change, maybe, in your boiler offset? Or your cooling flush routine?

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Honestly, I really don't know. I would be interested to know if someone had any experience with this? Because if it does I will gladly remove it and will only keep it on the boiler.

Can anyone update me on this?
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Philmassaad Said:

Honestly, I really don't know. I would be interested to know if someone had any experience with this? Because if it does I will gladly remove it and will only keep it on the boiler.

Can anyone update me on this?

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See how it goes. The loss of heat from the group should keep the thermosyphon moving but if it seems to be affected you just need to remove the insulation on the lower line to keep it a bit cooler than the upper line.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 8:57pm
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frcn Said:

See how it goes. The loss of heat from the group should keep the thermosyphon moving but if it seems to be affected you just need to remove the insulation on the lower line to keep it a bit cooler than the upper line.

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After you mentioned thermosyphon I started reading about it and I prefer just removing the insulation from the pipes to make sure that process goes well. I will keep the insulation on the boiler, I dont know if its just me but I noticed a significant change in the time it takes the machine to heat up. It takes a lot less time!

Are there any other mods I can do to my baby?
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