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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 11:32am
Subject: Re: Silvia owners: who has removed the spout on the PF
 

IronBarista Said:

Not to insult but are you doing lefty-loosey, righty-tighty?  This is spouts up.

Posted January 22, 2005 link


No insult - yup, I'm doing that.  I think mine is just on really really tight, probably machine tighten (like when the car mechanic tightens the wheel nuts with a machine rather than hand tighten, and then months later you're on the road with a flat and you can't get the nuts off)...

I am a pretty strong man, so its not that I don't have the force to take it off.  In fact, I end up breaking a lot of stuff because of excessive force.  I dunno... I only have one screwdriver that is small enough to fit in the spout hole, but big enough for the required force....
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 11:46am
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Rancilio Silvia's since about the end of 2003 began shipping with the Rancilio commercial portafilter handle, or thereabouts I believe.

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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 1:51pm
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CraigA Said:

Rancilio Silvia's since about the end of 2003 began shipping with the Rancilio commercial portafilter handle, or thereabouts I believe.

Posted January 22, 2005 link


That sucks!  I bought mine in October 2004 and it was 1.25 years old by then.....
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 2:05pm
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I got mine from Chris's a few weeks ago with the commercial handle. It has a real heavy feel to it. I'm sure there is not much difference in performance, though.

 
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 2:35pm
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Yes Chris, there is!

From my Miss Silvia review:
Quote: "I use the Rancilio Commercial filter handle almost exclusively on my Miss Silvia espresso machine from 1st-line. The standard Silvia filter handle is 408 grams or 14.39oz vs 624 grams or 22.01oz,for the commercial handle. The commercial handle is 53% heavier,& both are of solid  press forged marine grade chromed brass. Also,the handle is 7 inches long vs the standard 6 3/16 inch length,allowing for greater leverage to lock the handle  into the grouphead. The greater thermal mass (weight), results in better temperature stability for excellent espresso crema shots!!"

 
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 2:44pm
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You mean all those great shots are not from my mastery of the barista technique? It's the commercial handle? Well, ok, I knew it must of been something :) BTW - I read your review and it was final thing I needed to order Miss Silvia and I am so glad I did.

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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 4:30pm
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Wow, thanks Chris! My Silvia review was posted on March 6th 2002, so it's dated.., I don't steam my milk to 4 times the volume! LOL!! {;-)

 
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 5:32pm
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CraigA Said:

Wow, thanks Chris! My Silvia review was posted on March 6th 2002, so it's dated.., I don't steam my milk to 4 times the volume! LOL!! {;-)

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Its now up to 6 times the volume!! MORE STEAM BABY!!
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005, 6:36pm
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That was with the stock 140C, 284F steam stat too, & I've had a 150C, 302F one in for some time now. The brew stat is the stock 110C, 230F one.The safety stat is 165C, 329F. If you thought Miss Silvia was good with the old stat, you should see the steam power now, awesome!, it's like a steam locomotive!! {:-D

 
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