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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 8:32am
Subject: Installing new V3 steam wand in a Slyvia
 

I purchased this new, larger steam wand and have been told it fits my machine which has the older, smaller wand.  Has anyone changed to the new wand?  Any issues I should know about ahead of time?
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 8:43am
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I upgraded my V2 Silvia with the latest steam wand.  I also replaced the knob.  The upgrade was pretty straightforward.  I didn't run into any issues.
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 9:11am
Subject: Re: Installing new V3 steam wand in a Slyvia
 

You need to install the newer steam valve in order to use the new wand, hopefully you bought that too.

Other than that it's pretty straightforward.
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 9:57am
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Thanks for your comments and I've got the valve also.  Any issues getting the longer wand into a pticher?
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 10:57am
Subject: Re: Installing new V3 steam wand in a Slyvia
 

The how-to video on Seattle Coffee Gear says you have to remove the corrugated washer that sits between the machine vertical valve support and the new valve, or the valve won't sit in the exact right position for the wand to track properly through the hole, an it exits the machine innards.

I had a stainless "Rocky/Silvia" base so, the wand fit very well into my pitchers without additional height modifications, but if you don't have the base or something similar, maybe you want to use a small footprint, thick butcher block or other standoff to raise the machine from the counter.  This will also depend on which pitchers you are using, since they come in different sizes.

 
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 11:00am
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This is  great information.  Thanks very much!
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