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tiziano
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:08pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic (Rancilio Silvia V1-2 ) 4 holes tip wanted
 

Thank you to share this info to how to froth the milk, i will have a try today and hope the one hole tip will be good as the 4 holes tip which i use at work.
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 7:29pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic (Rancilio Silvia V1-2 ) 4 holes tip wanted
 

tiziano Said:

Im afraid im not comfortable with electronics as i never worked on something but i would like to have a try if could be possible if i got how to do :-) as i have seen the device is quite expensive for a try what you think about this one found on ebay? Please check the link below.


Click Here (www.ebay.co.uk)

Posted February 17, 2013 link

The Rex C100 comes is a few different configurations.  I believe that the PID will work ok.  Some have different alarm functions, and the alarm is used for steam control, while the PID controlled terminals to the SSR are for brew temperature.  I cannot always understand which C100 you are getting.  My preference is one with 3 controls, one for PID to SSR, and I prefer 2 alarms.  Alarms are also not all the same, and that is why I use Auber.  That said, this one will probably work.

Basically, you will need to obtain wire and make these.  Shown are wires for Silvia, not really different from Gaggia, so don't be confused.  The white wires are attached to a sensor, and you buy that and SSR.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81832954%40N00/2330218796

or this thread that will help on supplies

Click Here (www.thedomesticbarista.com)

and a "kit" install.

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055389457

If you have interest, think you can get the supplies, and can solder, then you should be able PID your machine.  If you are interested after looking at this, let me know.

 
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:19pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic (Rancilio Silvia V1-2 ) 4 holes tip wanted
 

How to starts on page 17 :)

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tiziano
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 8:14pm
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Thank you for all information and glad that you tried to help me but i think im lost and will try for now working without pid then once will take time to understand what to do i will have a try :-( just dont want to do some mess, mYbe i will ask help to a friend...by the way i was trying to find anywhere what is the diameter of the connector of the rancilio steam wand v1-2 tip? I have found a tip with four holes but need to know that measurement to but a right fitting.
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:42pm
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tiziano Said:

...by the way i was trying to find anywhere what is the diameter of the connector of the rancilio steam wand v1-2 tip? I have found a tip with four holes but need to know that measurement to but a right fitting.

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tiziano Said:

 i have managed to buy the 3/8 to 1/8 male fitting thru ebay on a plumbers products seller at 1.80 and will see how it will work the M10 tip with four holes which i have bought...i said are essential 4 holes as when i use the commercial gaggia machine at hotel where i work the microfoam is perfect and very easy to make it and not noisy as it is at home, maybe i just want too much from my classic gaggia? But will see how will itwork with 4 holes..im optimist will be better...thank you and please if you can give me advices for how to make perfect microfoAm with classic gaggia rancilio steam wand will be really appreciated...

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Not quite sure where you are with this?  Fitting did not work?  I am not sure what specifically you need the measurement on?

 
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tiziano
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:10am
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Hi, i have found something on ebay, do you think could substitute the electronic PID this one?  I see its easier to install but dont know if could have same result...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pressure-Gauge-Dial-Gaggia-Classic-Coffee-Machine-Maker-Modification-/400352551357

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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 3:00pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic (Rancilio Silvia V1-2 ) 4 holes tip wanted
 

The PID controller is for temperature and the device shown is for pressure.  The device shown will give a continual pressure readout which might be fun, but not really useful.  You can make a gauge for the portafilter and set the pressure via OPV.  The ebay device notes that it will allow you to reset the pressure, so will a one time PF gauge.  In addition, the gauge shown was installed by tapping a spot on the steam valve that is not currently tapped on the Classic.  Some cheaper Gaggia machines have a selp proming valve whaer they are tapping. The self priming valve is probe to leak and usually gets removed and the hole plugged.  You would have to remove the steam valve from the machine and drill, tap, and insert a fitting that the part then fits too.  Look at the picture of the machine closely.

Portafilter pressure gauge

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSp1_x5CLw

 
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