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yorel1
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:40am
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IenBell Said:

I really like that glow on the furnace. I just skipped out on the same device up on the market here in NZ. I'll be fascinated to go by you success. Satisfied taking.

Posted February 19, 2012 link

I'm in NZ too! You must have been looking at the same one I was on Trademe. Hope you find one. Where in NZ are you? I'm in Wellington. Cheers
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Jaguire72
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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012, 4:49pm
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Greetings! Your project looks amazing! I'm working on what I believe to be a Brasilia Century but it looks really close to your Cappuccina. The draw buttons look very much the same though how they connect in the back look a bit different. I was wondering how you programmed yours? I cannot find a manual and the buttons simply pour forever instead of stopping at predetermined time-frames.

Much appreciation in advance!

Shane
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Spalte5
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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012, 1:38am
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Hi Shane,

Thanks!

The programming is quite simple: you hold down the stop an continuous brew button (the button above the stop-button) at the same time. The four programmable buttons will now blink and can be programmed by staring and stopping them with the desired intervals. The programming is stopped and the settings stored by pressing the stop button.

Good luck!

Best regards,

Malthe
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Jaguire72
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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012, 10:42am
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Thanks so very, very much!
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Mpotoka
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2012, 8:33pm
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Looks great!

Question--I'm working on a Nuova Mac 2000 I picked up cheap. I looked at the heat exchanger tube and can see through it like a straw. Is a tube the extent of the heat exchanger, or does it just lead to a chamber inside the boiler?

Thanks!
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Spalte5
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 1:11am
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Hi Mpotoka,

The tube going through the boiler is the heat exchanger itself. There should be no connection between the boiler and HX - this was the problem of my Brasilia machine: the HX pipe was ruptured and water pumped through leaked into the boiler.

Good luck with the machine!

Best regards,

Malthe
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Mpotoka
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 6:46am
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Spalte5 Said:

Hi Mpotoka,

The tube going through the boiler is the heat exchanger itself. There should be no connection between the boiler and HX - this was the problem of my Brasilia machine: the HX pipe was ruptured and water pumped through leaked into the boiler.

Good luck with the machine!

Best regards,

Malthe

Posted June 7, 2012 link

Thats what I was thinking--when you say tube going "through" the boiler--mine looks like a short tube that just goes into the boiler, it does not appear to through--as in come out somewhere else on the boiler.  Would that be correct?  When I look at the parts book, the replacement part looks about the same as the one I have, but I am guessing it is plugged at the end and mine is not.

Thanks!
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Spalte5
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Espresso: Brasilia Cappuccino Del 1
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 6:57am
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Maybe it's the tube for filling the boiler (which does go into the boiler) and not the HX tube? There are several things going into the boiler itself: pressostat, pressure gauge, boiler filling inlet, water level probe... the HX is sometimes welded on and sometimes (as with my Brasilia) bolted in and  removable.

Could you maybe post a picture?

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Malthe
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Mpotoka
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 8:10am
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Will do with the photo when I get it back apart.  I was confident that it was the heat exchanger, since it was on the supply side of the fill valve, so I have ordered an assembly.

My problem was that the boiler was overfilling and popping the safety valve even with the machine unplugged.  I first pulled and cleaned the fill valve.  When I put it back on I tested it by leaving the boiler side unconnected to the valve.  When I turned on the water the valve held, but pretty soon water started coming out of the tube on the boiler side of the valve.  Uhoh.  Next step, I reconnected the boiler side of the valve and disconnected the water supply side of the valve.  With my mouth I blew into the water supply line (water off obviously) and sure enough I got bubbles in the boiler (took the boiler cap off, sound like a water bong).  So I knew that water was freely flowing into the boiler--pulled out the heat exchanger just under the group head and sure enough--looked just like a straw.

Mike
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Mpotoka
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 11:29am
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Well, since I'm in this for the long haul, I have started my own restoration thread.

"Restoring a Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000 S 1 Group"
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