Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014, 1:33pm Subject: New Silvia V1 owner looking to borrow a portafilter w/gauge
I'm the excited new owner of a Silvia! I have a V3 steam wand and adjustable OPV on the way. My PF has the notch in it so I can't use it with a pressure gauge to set the new OPV. I don't have the budget right now to buy a new PF without a notch, is there anyone in the Washington D.C. are that has one I can borrow?
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 8:04am Subject: Re: New Silvia V1 owner looking to borrow a portafilter w/gauge
I'm not sure what you mean by it has a notch in it. I am fairly sure that the spouts can be removed from a Rancillio PF, they should screw on, at least that is what I remember but I may be wrong there.
You can also check your pressure through the steam wand, it will see the same pressure as the group head will when the brew system is activated. A bit of hose a couple of hose clamps and a gauge connected to the steam wand should work. Just attach the gauge, open the valve on the steam wand and you are reading boiler pressure. Activate the brew system and you are reading the brew pressure. The same gauge can be attached to the bottom of the Pf after the spouts are removed.
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