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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 3:03pm
Subject: PRESSURE GAUGE on MISS SILVIA?
 

hello, anyone out there even install a permenant  pressure guage on a Silvia?? like on the commercial models??


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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 8:21pm
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Here ya go.  Wat'cha think?

The second photo shows the lower stainless steel cover removed, and the swagelok pressure relief valve installed for precise pressure control.

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 8:25pm
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Second photo

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 8:39pm
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Nice job!
Any chance of lightening the photos up a bit so that the mods are more visible?
How'd ya cut the SS? Hole saw or punch?

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 8:51pm
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WOW!! SUPER KEWL!! WOW!! any instructions??? I would love to see how! and maybe what parts I need??

Thanks!!
NICE JOB!!!  after pressure gauge Im going to add a preheater or even some form of a heat exchanger.... I just saw a rancilio on ebay HUGE comercial one for sale too... almost considered it for some parts..   anyway.. let know!!

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 10:32pm
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I used a punch for both the gauge and Fuji temp controller.  I am putting together a parts list, diagrams, and procedure.  I will post in the next few weeks.

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 11:42pm
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Here ya go.  Wat'cha think?

hey eastcape,

i have one thing to say,

'we are not worthy'

regards

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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2004, 7:53am
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Nice Job Eastcape.  I see you did the Swagelok RL-3 thing as well.  Way to go! You know there's room for a Fuji PXR3 temp controller to the right of the on / off switch.  When's it going in?

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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2004, 9:03am
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Take a closer look at the first picture - notice the temp controller next to the on/off switch?

The SSR is visible in the second photo mounted in the upper right area of the frame.

Here's another photo showing the temp controller in the chasis.

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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2004, 11:08am
Subject: Re: PRESSURE GAUGE on MISS SILVIA?
 

Oops.  Sorry.  the photos are pretty dark and didn't show up well on my screen.  My setup  is pretty much identical to yours, and component location is similar.  I think I see the pressure adjustment on the front of your machine.  On mine it's out the side, through the black vertical frame member.

Works GREAT, don't it?  Are you gonna do active group heating and feedwater preheat as well?

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