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MochaJoe
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 8:38pm
Subject: How-To video for PID
 

Hey all,

After reading countless posts on PID's and what a difference they make to shot quality on SBDU's, I started looking into them. Cant afford one right now mind you, but just curious.

I know a lot of you have done the mod on the Gaggia Classic/Silvia, but have any of you done a how to video? I've scoured youtube and while I can see lost of example of post-mod shots, nothing on installing one. There is even a group of vids showing install for a Silvia, just no Classic.

I've read the install manual from Auber, and it looks pretty intimidating....And Im an active learner so, seeing it in action would be best.

Thanks dudes.
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:27pm
Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
 

I found several articles and the Auber manual with some pictures.  I did not see videos either. If you buy a kit, Suyi at Auber is very helpful.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012, 9:00am
Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
 

While you do need to know which end of a screwdriver to hold, the process isn't really that hard. You are installing a few components and changing a few wires. A good guide like I got when I bought the Auber kit, makes it easy.

As your skill and abilities vary, the ease of the instal will vary but in the big picture, it isn't that hard,......... YMMV!

 
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MochaJoe
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012, 2:05pm
Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
 

Well, I guess I wont worry too much about it until I get the money to buy one....and get as good as I can at pulling shots with stock parts.

Thanks guys
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 9:58am
Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
 

A basic PID is not that hard to install.  It helps to have the wiring diagram for your machine.  Depending on your boiler, if you want a full immersion probe it can get tricky with some machines, but most people just install a contact sensor on the outside of the boiler.

If you can find a kit that is designed for your machine, it reduces the whole operation to a cook book procedure.
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